Occasionally, I feel the need to share a few of my thoughts with the group. I receive emails, once in a while, with questions, ideas or concerns. I think when one member has a concern there are others that may have similar thoughts or feelings, but may keep them to themselves. I hope the following may be helpful to you.
First - Pace yourself in the time you put into weekly shoot-outs. Some weeks you have more time than others. This is supposed to be fun. If it becomes a chore, SLOW DOWN. Burnout is common with blogging in general. We have witnessed that.
Second - Many of you live in small towns. Don't feel like you are restricted to shooting only in your little town. That could become very boring for some of you. I love seeing vacation pics and shots of towns around you in your states. Just identify where they are. For those living in countries other than the U.S., feel free to branch out and share the exciting things around you. Patty would like to keep the my town theme alive, but, I'm sure she does not intend for you to be in photographic prison.
After all, there are no rules!
Third - Any of you that may want to contact me privately, my email is on my blog. It is firstname.lastname@example.org It is a pleasure doing little things for our group. Just enjoy the experience, at a pace that will keep it enjoyable for you.
Thanks for your many kind word and encouragement to everyone. It means a lot.