I set out to find out why people choose to photoblog.
Yes, yes, they connect to others, become a part of a community and improve their photographic skills. But these are mostly the outcome and reward of photobloging and not the initial motive.
After a bit of poking around the web I decided photoblogs meant to be nothing more than ego boosters. This is the only way I can explain their existence.
This ego booster element demands lots of visitors, especially of the type who leave profound comments such as: what a beautiful photo.
In order to pursue these intelligent visitors most photobloggers resort to leaving comments on other blogs. And so very often pohtobloggers feel obligated to reciprocate comments to their visitors in order to keep them coming back and all.
I think it’s quite true most photoblogs get their hits from other photoblogs (where they left insightful comments such as: nice photo) and not from search engines. Get you thinking about substance vs. marketing/chasing skill.
But then again, sometimes I wish I had more time to check out the sites and photography of all visitors here. I think time and age are conspiring again me. They have a secret plot to take me down.
The picture here taken in North End, Boston got the coffee stained textured layer treatment.
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