Finally, I decided to sit down and write in this blog. I have to admit, I have been procrastinating for a while. Not that I don’t want to update what’s happening in my life in public, it is just that I hesitate putting it down in words. More often than not, I read what I write later and feel stupid! You see, no one wants to feel stupid about themselves. Seems like a right excuse to laze around.
Coming to the blog, I am not a prolific writer. I have written only for myself, so far. It is not at all fancy! I read what others usually write and feel inspired by their usage of big, fat and sophisticated words and start imitating their style without my knowledge! I have to consciously avoid that!
The fear of being accused of plagiarism scares me the most!
While I write this, I am just hoping, no one blames me of stealing their “original” style of writing! Words have been exploited so extensively and in so many ways that there is almost nothing original left to be told anymore. Everything sounds familiar to me! (Why is that making me feel old now?)
I try to be as simple with words as possible, trying to reach as many people as possible. I don’t want my audience to even change tabs to find the meaning of that word using a thesaurus. I don’t want you to shift focus from me! I am not judging your intelligence; I know that you are very smart, else you wouldn’t be here in the first place! There’s no fooling you, is there? I know, you my reader got that right; it is just my silly excuse for not having a wide vocabulary! Sigh.
Okay, here I go…
The purpose of making this website/photo-blog is to show my ‘work'(Don’t know why I hate this word! Just the word makes me feel tired to keep doing it!) to the world. Forget it. I would rather call it “my vision of this world”! Sounds more cheesy and fun! I like it that way! This doesn’t make me sound very professional, does it? I don’t mind. I like to have fun while I do what I do. Be it “work” or something else.
Now that I have established the purpose of this website, I want to tell my viewers or potential clients (Hello! anybody there?) that it is just a tip of the iceberg. I am supposed to say that, sorry. Apparently having your own website should make you feel important, so I need to show some higher self-esteem, pride or exhibit a certain amount of narcissism (or whatever you like to call it) to promote myself.
Let me make myself very clear here. I only know how to compose aesthetic (HA !) images and I SUCK at marketing! There, I said it! I can’t ask people for help. I just can’t. I did try asking a few selected friends on Facebook to actually “Like” my page initially (I contemplated a lot before I sent that private message to invite them to “like” it and thought – come on!..these are your close friends, you should not hesitate so much and they will happily promote you before you even ask them!..and turns out I was wrong! Ouch! ) and when they did not respond to it immediately, I told myself I will *never* do that again! When I do ask for help, I feel like I am shrinking down to two inches tall and nobody can hear or see me and my voice automatically goes on mute! Although I wish my “work” did all the publicity, it doesn’t work that way. I have to keep pushing myself to get out there. Very frustrating. Humility doesn’t get you fame now(shameless, sorry fearless marketing does!). I don’t live in that era. All I did so far, was upload photos to my flickr page or 500px and wait for response or someone to “discover” me! I feel embarrassed to admit that I don’t even know how to be part of a flickr group where people share their work and show mutual admiration. I am not the most web-savvy person out there to exploit every avenue. Doesn’t sound very appealing to be me, eh?
I am still me and I *love* me! Being me is the best thing I can do! (Who’s humble now? 😉 )
To wrap it up; I like to have you, my viewer to keep coming back here over and over again and appreciate my work (yes, that’s what I want you to do) and comment saying how much you like my work and share my pictures and so on. By doing that you won’t gain much, apart from the pleasure of having to look at *ahem* “the world’s most beautiful images” in one place, but I do gain some confidence, which will help me get better at what I do. You can follow me on Instagram too.
I need a lot of positive response to keep me going. I am a sucker for positivity. I am not a “I-will-show-them-one-day!” kind of creative genius. Just an average dreamer who dreams to make it big one day through hard work and learning. (I know, not so easy with my current lousy marketing strategies). I need your help! Kindly share my photos if you like them.
If you don’t like my work, please be kind enough to message me personally (address form provided in the website). Any constructive feedback is always welcome.
If you wish to download High Quality image(s), you can message me and contribute a small amount to encourage.
I am enjoying this process of finally opening up myself to criticism in public! While it is a scary thought, I do hope a lot of good can come of it!
Hope you have fun here! ( of course, even later when you think about my photos!)
See you soon!