When they are calling you in the middle of the night from the other side of the ocean just to tell you that “your stats are the best ever…. and that we are having visitors like crazy and we are better ranked in Alexa.com even more than any other famous photographer… ”
and again: “Joey, you have to find a way to publish whatever you want every day but publish something because everyone is just waiting for your posts”.
I’m not a blogger, I just like to post something on my website since 2005 when I started to share my thoughts.
Well, meanwhile a lot of things have changed. The social networks captured our lives and we live upon stats and likes, tweets and retweets.
There’s people really feeling bad if they post something and they get just a few likes.
People thinking that the photography or any other visual world must be a matter of likes from other people.
This is turning crazy because if a social network can be a full source of inspiration, sometimes can even kill your freedom to invent and produce something you have in your mind.
Think about this: do you really think Leonardo or Michelangelo needed to get approved by other people or needed likes to create what they really did?
Nothing has changed in hundreds of years. To be creative has nothing to do with the money and the stats, even less with the likes or dislikes.
A lot of clients I met in my life are picking up pros depending on their social networks rankings. No portfolio needed anymore, jus the number of likes and comments. I get it, till the point is not turning to be a cheap work with a very cheap final solution, I totally get it.
So, thank you for the phone call in the middle of the night, I will try to post more but not because of the stats but just because of the hundreds of peps coming back to visit my site every day.
I do not get any money from the website and that must be a priority.
I’m not good with social networks. My manager asked me to let someone taking care of it, but what’s the sense to post something on a social network and have someone like an assistant to do it?
And yes, I almost never use Facebook, just because I never learned how to use it and honestly I prefer to spend my free time with my daughter than giving my life to a social network. But I respect the fact that facebook is important for many of you and I’ll do my best to post more even on facebook.
Well, goodmorning Europe.