Don’t really have much to say. Kinda just wanted to write a blog. Its about 12:30am right now. I have a few other blogs that I have drafts for. I didn’t really have an idea for what I was going to write for 2 of them anyways. I really just wanted to post the photos I have saved in them. I feel like despite my various social media accounts, my photos aren’t posted the way I want them to be. They lack a bit of insight on them. Of course I really don’t have much to say about these anyways.
I took these photos after just wanting to go out for sunset. I drove over to the spot, hiked up to nice place and just sat down to enjoy the sunset. It ended up being a lot coder than I was expecting it to be. The cold ended up being the reason I left (also the sun wasn’t able to make it to the horizon because of the clouds). The photos ended up better than I expected.
I haven’t written a blog in a while, even longer a blog with actual thoughts in it not just photos. It ended up being a lot more difficult to keep one going than I thought it would when I made my website. My initial thoughts were that I took a lot of photos, so I should be able to post a lot of blogs. The reality is I don’t have that many thoughts to keep one going. I can talk non stop about photography but that would get boring. An a lot of these locations really have no significant importance to me other than me wanting to drive to them to take photos. I also visit these places a lot. Its not really an expansion of my thoughts from my other posts, since those don’t have much anyways.
Lately Instagram hasn’t been the same for me. That might explain why I chose to write something on here. Its just been a bit empty. Don’t get me wrong, I really do like seeing all the content my peers add or posts my friends make, but there’s an empty feeling when I post. In the past, it was fun to post things and see how they did. That feeling isn’t really there anymore. I’ve actually thought about deactivating it multiple times. I don’t know if I could get rid of it permanently because of how much work I’ve put into it. But I do want to see how it would feel to not have it for a while.
But I can’t bring myself to do it. I find the only form of contact I have with a lot of people is through Instagram. I would also miss sending and receiving memes. And despite me wanting to not care about how my posts do, I know leaving the page would not have a positive effect on my engagement. It puts me somewhere in between not wanting to care about my engagement because it really doesn’t matter to what I post and wanting my page to grow and expand to show that my photos are really doing something.
As I’m writing this I also have another window open with a video on building a shipping container home. This is the 3rd video in the series and 3rd home I’ve watched on these houses. The location for this one is out in the desert.
On my second instagram I always post photos with a small caption with only a few words. I hardly ever go out and try to find words to use for the captions. Most of the time its a small part of a line of lyrics for a song that catches my attention. I cant remember what half of the captions are referring to. I like the idea of writing captions that I don’t remember what I was referring to. Almost like writing a letter then burning it. I’ve had the idea of doing that with one of my art journals. To make some art that only exists for me. But I haven’t been able to make one that I would want to burn. Kinda like my Instagram I guess. Spend so much time on something that you grow attached and don’t want to destroy it. But that didn’t stop me with other accounts that I made in the past.
I guess even if I did get rid of it there’s always a lot of new people to find with a new account. And there will always be more photos to take and share. This sunset ended up being worth skipping class for. I didn’t take the shots I was hoping for, but I did take some I really liked.