Sunday, 26 May 2013

Creatively challenged - Does this blog have a future?

I guess everybody no matter what they do have periods in their life when they are challenged and have to consider whether to put something away and bring an end to a part of their life.

Over the last couple of months I have been considering whether to continue with my blog.

I have found it difficult not only to find the time and energy to write but also subjects and issues to write about seem to be more elusive. There are lots of stuff I read or hear about that could be a subject to write about but in many areas I feel commenting too much puts me in danger of becoming a hypocrite. Also the breadth of topics that pop up as ideas seems to have narrowed over the last year and I don't want to sound like I am banging on the same drum again and again. Part of this narrowing has been self imposed, having a new job I am reluctant to write about things in this area so early in my career.

Paradoxically at the same time as having less to write about I have lots of new creative ideas in terms of photo studies, thoughts and words, even some video ideas. Frustratingly these creative ideas will take even more time than 'normal' blog posts to put together and would mean putting stuff on new platforms or blogs.

So I am in a place of not really knowing what do with this thing I have created - fingerinallthepies - what do you think?

I would welcome your comments, thoughts and encouragement for the future.


  1. I say, keep going if you think you have something to say. The problem is that opinion is cheap, and you are giving it away so it will take a long time before it is valued. I think of a blog as a record, a reference point. I am the real deal. My blog is a tool not a product. So carry on but don't take it too seriously.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Emlyn