The (Im)Perfect Post  

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

After I posted about the most recent Unplugged Project, I showed the post to Roland, to show him how "cool" I was that I'd found a picture of Paige's game online. He asked me if I took the picture, and I said no, that I'd found it. I told him that I was a little disappointed that I hadn't been able to get a decent picture of the "Rockstar" Cookies, or of Paige in her apron, but I knew that I just needed to post it and have it be "done," or I could easily obsess over getting a perfect picture in there, and as a result stress myself out. Michelle has said to me, "are you getting stressed out over something that is supposed to be fun?" Of course. I know that I enjoy reading blog posts with nice photos, and I've been very frustrated that I have a hard time taking what I feel is a "decent" photo. I've been wondering if I'm a horrible photographer or if I need a better camera or both. So I told myself that I was just going to go ahead and post my Unplugged story, and if I discover that one of the pictures I took of Paige in her apron actually came out decent enough, I can always post it later. Roland told me, "that's what you should post about next." So here I am, continuing to try and work on eliminating the perfectionism. I hope nobody minds some imperfect posts.

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2 comments: to “ The (Im)Perfect Post

  • Crazy Daisy
    April 1, 2008 at 11:24 PM  

    Thank you for sharing this. Don't stress out about your photos!

  • Chrissy
    April 2, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

    I have found myself stressing over blogging, too. Especially in the beginning. My Easter hiatus was a huge reality check for me to realize that this is just a hobby and that I don't have to post every day.

    I also find myself comparing my photos to others. When I first started using my own pictures I was carrying around my husband's big bad Nikon digital SLR, trying to take pictures that would match all of the other beautiful photos I saw others posting. I've given that up, too. I went back to using my little Sony and am comfortable taking everyday, run of the mill, mediocre photos for my blog. I think the great photos that others do are pretty, but the content is the most important thing and that is what I try to focus on now.

    Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get into a blogging groove!


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