How many blogs am I supposed to have? Just about every site I go to now reminds me I haven't posted to my blog. I thought one blog was enough. I had my own little simple http://teresasdesk.wordpress.com
blog. And life was good. No one reminded me I hadn't blogged yet today. No one nagged me to start a new one. Life was good.
But I saw that other people had more than one blog and a life event was approaching so I decided to start another blog and document that event. And so it was. http://thisistheyearthat.wordpress.com Well, that didn't last long. I posted on it through April of that year. And I had another blog to record health issues. Don't remember the last time I posted on it. And I started another one that is private, recording dye recipes and now I've added my soap recipes. One day that one might become a book. I'll need to add photos, though.
Anyway. Here's another one. I spent some time looking at statistics today. Microstock has been very good to me. I put a lot of work into this. First I had to learn what the heck I was doing. I didn't have a clue. But I wanted it and I learned it. I have to thank some great photographers and teachers for their patience. One of my heroes is Lauren Rinder. He would get frustrated with the whole microstock community, but would keep coming back to the forums to help people like me. Another great teacher, a complete opposite of Lauren, is the late Bob 'The Miz' Mizerek. He would get on Yahoo Messenger, have me upload my photos and he would go over them with me, telling me why they wouldn't be accepted and what to do to fix them. It seemed to be his mission to get me (and others) accepted as contributors at as many microstock sites as possible.
For the past year or so, I have been focusing my attention on Fiber Arts rather than Photography. I even submit photos of my hand dyed yarn and wool occasionally. But sales, though they may drop, continue on even when I don't submit. The income continues and the early work I put in learning, photographing, editing, tagging, and submitting is still paying cold, hard cash. And Life is Good.