Friday, July 19, 2013

So here's the deal

I figured that since it's been such a long time since I posted an update here on the ol' blog, I might as well explain why.  It's not because I've lost interest--far from it!  But a host of other things has consumed my time, and writing blog posts has not been my first choice of mental refuge when I do have spare time.  And let's face it, like most people I actually do have plenty of spare time.  It comes in the morning before I leave for work, or in the evening after our son goes to bed, or on the weekend when he's napping, or even when my wife is out running errands.  Having time is not the issue, since I've got plenty of it.  But how I choose to spend those minutes and hours, now that's the kicker.  But I digress, and lest this post turn into a temporal treatise, I will simply close this thought by saying I'm still here, filling a tiny corner of the internet with whatever happens to come my way.  God is good, and His blessings are many--should we only choose to see them.  And I'm not going to stop posting about it any time soon.

However, in the past several months I have started doing a lot more photography and a lot less writing.  I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but for now I'll just say it's a different thing. I'm learning to be creative in new ways, look for things I would never see before, and try to capture images I never thought I could.  Not that I'm any good, mind you, but I have found something I really like doing in my off hours.  To that end, I have been active in updating my Flickr account (especially now that Yahoo has actually updated Flickr!) and also taken on the challenge of posting one photo each week to a new site I set up called Weekly Fifty.  The idea behind Weekly Fifty is to force me to get out and take pictures, and use the website as sort of an accountability tool to make sure I actually do it.  And thus far it has worked quite well, as I have not missed a week since I created the site back in March.  Lately I have started writing more in-depth descriptions of my photos, as a way to make sure I keep those word-generating muscles exercised too.

So what will happen to The Brighter Side?  Nothing, really.  What I'd like to do is find a way to get all my new posts on Weekly Fifty to show up here as well, and then still add new entries to this blog from time to time.  For now I hope you'll follow my work on Weekly Fifty, and of course keep checking back here for updates as well.

1 comment:

Nate said...

Those are some pretty cool pictures! I like how you take everyday normal life and are able to capture the special little things that most of us just skip over. It's cool to get a glimpse into a world which is far more intricate than what it may appear at first.