I won't muse about photography today. Today, it's all about the photobloggers.
For the last three weeks or so I was buried in work and college studies*. It's not easy to feel so disconnected - No Twitter, Facebook, Blog... oh, and that new kid in town - Google Wave.
So my only 'solace' was my RSS list - It doesn't expect an immediate response and I can go through my list every time I got few spare seconds. There are about 140 (magical number?) RSS feeds on my list and 90 of these are photoblogs.
I usually don't go over the photoblogs as I keep the feeds unread till I can comment the photos I enjoy. I left the photoblogs list untouched for two weeks. When I checked it during last weekend, I was sure something broke in my Google Reader counter - More than 1700 new posts. From 90 blogs. In 14 days. That's about 1.34 photos a day from each blog*!
I guess I'm in minority but I don't think photobloggers should post on daily basis. Even 'regular' bloggers find it hard to keep up with a high quality posts and many of the daily blogs are ran by more than one author.
But photography? Photo a day? I mean, even that guy said -
"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop" - Ansal Adam- And that surely makes me feel 'cheap' knowing that I've uploaded 52 photos a year (I got a weekly blog, yes?). But daily? I know some photographers upload their past works (most of my uploads are photos from the last 6 years) but some... How much quality works can one expect from a '365 project'?
The fact that we live in a digital world when there might be only few seconds from the shutter release to uploading new post shouldn't cloud our judgment when we chose a photo for our blog. Knowing to chose the best frame from hundreds of others might be even more important than having a great 'eye' for photography.
Plus, I really believe that each -selected- photo should get it's respect. Let the photo shine on your main page for more than few hours, let as many people possible to enjoy it and not getting lost in your archives. We, photobloggers, can't really generate that many keywords that will 'lure' new visitors from search engines. All we got to excel in, are our works.
Wow. For a photoblogger I sure blab too much*. Again.
Oh. And I'm featured in 'Artist Watch'! Thank you Lethe (@escapeintolife)!
* See how the photo fits here? :)