day 142: staring out at the sea
A lot of people start their year with new resolutions and end up forgetting about their big goals by February. Motivation is sometimes hard to maintain when the only person you are accountable to is yourself. I’m not sure my own daily photography goal would have had any chance without this blog. It really helps me to focus, I get a lot of nice feedback and it has a big part in keeping me motivated. It’s always easier to do things together with other people who encourage you. Blogs are great for that because it’s just so likely that there are many other people out there in the “blog-o-sphere” who want to achieve similar goals. Especially when it comes to photography there are a lot of people out there trying to get better at it every day, which means that there is a lot of support out there too.
Having resolutions is a good start, but sharing your progress is way better, because then everyone knows whether you stick to it or not. It’s more likely that you’ll succeed with a little bit of pressure. Sure, it’s tough sometimes, because it means to put yourself out there. It means that you sometimes have to own up and post mediocre work. It also means that you have no control over who reads your blog and although the internet is vast, eventually you might have good reason to censor yourself. It’s not all happy sunshine out here in the open. Still, I can only recommend it to anyone who just came up with a shiny new resolution prompting you to train for a marathon, shooting a picture a day or any other such insanity. Start a blog, share your experiences, it really helps!