Virginia Beach portrait and lifestyle photographer specializing in comfortable portraits and candids
I just woke up from a restless sleep – I had a dream I was trying to make a low side bun. But my hair wouldn’t cooperate and I was late to a wedding because I kept have to redo my hair. I think 7 times I tried before I woke up! And now, I’m waiting in a hot house for River City Heating and Air because our AC needs a fixin’. A hot house and a bad dream have sucked all of the inspiration out of me.
There are days I wake up and I know exactly what I want to write about. Either I’d been thinking about it, or I had it scheduled on my blog calendar. Or the obvious – I had a shoot and I need to post it. But then there are days, much like today, when my blog calendar fails me and I haven’t had any inspriation. So I’m blogging about how I have nothing to blog about. I can’t believe it. But there are organized points and ideas about this. Not to worry.
Excuse #1: Someone else JUST wrote about that. I hate being a copycat. Or, seemingly one. This happens when I think I’ve had such a unique idea. But it frequently happens. I plan to blog something and everything I wanted to write about was just posted on a friend’s blog. And better. Sometimes I swear us photographers are on the same wave length. Whatever that means. But it happens so often!
Excuse #2 Everyone has already covered this. Much like the previous excuse, this I can’t tell you how many times I’ve written a post knowing full well that 7 other photographers in my area have already covered a topic. What else could I have to offer about something that is already an industry standard? When we’re trying to set ourselves apart, do we take on an overdone topic? Sadly, I allow this to paralyze my blog rhythm.
Excuse #3 No recent shoots. Obviously, as a wedding photographer, I’m not shooting everyday. There are other things we do to keep our business up and running so it’s impossible to produce sessions everyday. But that is no excuse for not blogging – it just means we have to be creative with what we blog about! And that should be exciting, but it sometimes can be pressure! Especially when….
Excuse #4 I’m not feeling inspired! And this really cuts right to the heart. The truth is that when I’m working in my office doing admin chores, running errands, making calls and answering emails, it’s near impossible to find inspiration or be inspired. And it’s up to ME, no one else, to go looking for that. Whether its a drive in the country, a walk around the mall, a small getaway vacation – really anything can be inspiration. I think it takes a change of environment, but really inspiration can be found anywhere!
So, there it is. Bloggin woes. My excuses. And here is my personal charge:
GET OUT, GET INSPIRED, AND GET OVER IT.