Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 189-Getting it off my chest....

So as some of you may know, I do a photo-a-day for the local newspaper. Granted, I've been falling off the mark as far as posting every single day but goodness, I didnt think this would be such an undertaking.

I do love blogging though. I love putting all my quirkiness and insecurities out there for all the world to see. Seriously, it makes me feel normal reading it back because I pretend that I'm reading someone else's blog and I get to make fun of myself. Ya know, sometimes I am seriously outta my gourd. What the heck is a gourd anyways?

Anyhow, while blogging for the paper I found that I was the top rated blog at the newspaper website. With all my crazy-girl might, I said to myself, "they like me, they really really like me". But alas, it was not to be. Apparently I was reported as talking to much about my photography business and was sent an email stating that if I didnt "steer clear of the blatant self-promotion
or we will deactivate your account".

Seriously folks, I'm sorry for mentioning that I am a photographer who runs her own business but I am proud of that fact. I wont deny it. This is who I am and photography is a big part of my life. Its what keeps me sane. It brings money into my home to help feed and clothe my kids.

I'm also not going to post photos online without watermarks so that some idiot can right click and copy it. They'll use it to post on their own websites trying to pass my work off as their own. I've had it happen before and its not something I really want to deal with again.

So, you may start seeing my posts here at the personal blog from now on. I dont want to offend any "haters" with my blantant self-promotion. I do admit out of the oh, 100 or so posts I've placed over at the newspaper blog, only a few advertised for my photography business. If I'm taking the time to write up a blog for them to draw in readers then why can't I post some of my day to day life that happens to include frequent wedding and family photography. theres the link to my blog over at the newspaper. I only see 3 or 4 posts that reference my business.



catdidit said...

Dont do it....I say screw em, you dont need that kind of stress in your life. ug....point them out to me....ill be right there.

Cheyenne said...

self-promote all you want! You deserve it, you work your a$$ off! they don't deserve your awesomeness :) and watermark the heck out of everything.... don't let some wanna be steal your art, your passion, your life.

you rock!

Nicole Z. said...

Amen sister!! Blog what you like, and forget the haters!! Goodness sakes...keep at it please. Self promotion...the root of all evil?...give me a break!