Looking Deep Into The Deep Blue

Good morning friends, welcome to Monday morning, I hope you have a wonderful, blessed week. I took these photos in the backyard early this morning since I have zero new photography. Last night, I wrote a post in an external editor regarding this blog. It’s a draft at the moment but to sum it up, this blog is not what I wanted it to be. It’s not as successful as I had hoped for.

Of course, I have everything to do with this. My photos are pretty darn good for an amateur photographer, but the blog lacks a broader list of subjects such as more trips into the desert, or day trips where I could go to Death Valley, or Laughlin or Hoover Dam for example. The pandemic has plenty to do with this, of course, it’s not so smart to be out and about too much is it?

I’ve been using Instagram for at least three years now under the same account name and I very much enjoy the platform. I have over three hundred followers there, and many more of those followers interact with me on a daily basis than do here on WordPress where I have at this moment, two-hundred-fifty-one followers. But, only a small percentage ever come back to visit.

Last night, I was considering leaving this blog as-is and basically walking away from it regardless of the fact that there is a small fortune invested in it in terms of money and so much of my time putting posts together and all of the photography processing. Honestly, the investments are at this point, not really worth my time and effort. The other option is a complete, total takedown.

I need to think about this a little longer

8 thoughts on “Looking Deep Into The Deep Blue

  1. If you decide to leave, I hope you will still Follow those of us who consider you a Friend. I would hate to see you go. I think you are right about the pandemic being a big factor. But you are creative, you can get through this.

  2. You mentioned that your blog is not what you wanted it be, nor as successful as you wanted. Personally I think you have a really nice photo blog. Have you ever made a list of things you want your blog to be? Sometimes lists help…

    • Thank you, guys, I really appreciate you both!

      I’ve never needed a list really but I just feel that the blog should draw more views and comments. The blog’s name certainly has helped, and the visit count is nearing 200K as well with nearly 20K comments.

      Perhaps I’ve been blogging too long and I expect too much? I’ve been in the blogging game for over ten years now… Am I missing something here??

  3. John I hope you don’t leave wordpress as I would really miss your photos! I don’t comment often as I’m having some real problems with energy levels now. I joined Instagram but I’m not sure I’ll stay there.

    • I hope you will feel much better soon, Leah. 🙏🏻 Thank you for your kindness, my friend. Maybe I’ve set my blogging goal too high, eh? I’m frustrated. 😒

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