I must share this thought of the day. A follow-up on a previous blog; I'm still heart broken after my man of 9 years pulled the rug out from under me, and ran away scared. He left me in an apartment I couldn't afford, in a city that can only be compared to the "the pits of hell". During the months of heart ache, going up and down in a continual cycle with him returning AGAIN then leaving AGAIN, my mind and heart was only focused on him. I hadn't uploaded anything or even picked up my camera for 7months. I was dead, my spirit and passion gone.
Finally, I decided I needed out. It was the only way to save whatever was left of me. He was hurting me beyond belief and nothing else mattered but him. So, I quit my job, moved out, and now with unlimited time to fill, I have been trying to quiet my mind by focusing back on my photography.
I've been recently writing DT blogs, and slowly uploading new material. A way to feel proud of myself again, bring back some value to my day and bring some life back into this empty shell called me. What I have been noticing, that when you are active with your account, as I have been recently, you get more traffic and more sales.
I love that DT breaks down your earnings in the "Account Statistics" portion of your profile. Not only could I see more sales now that Im getting back into the game, but WHAM! the proof is right there in the monthly statistics! I see, the month he left, the heart ache begins, my active drops, my sales drop. Down, down, down. Now my heart is healing, I have unlimited time, no job or boyfriend tying me down, uploads increase, activity increases, sales, even views of photos past are increasing.
It's only been about a month, but Im interested to see if this trend continues. Quite an interesting trend, and makes you really think, makes you feel proud of yourself.
I love and appreciate our DT community and all the support from my peers. I send my warmest thank yous to those that have commented and provided such beautiful advice. I wish there were a way to give personal gratitude to each of you individually.
I love your story so well told and moving. I want to make a suggestion.......... write a diary and aim to turn it into a best seller. As you meet new people and maybe the love of your life ..........the novel will become a page turner and maybe a money spinner !!!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you decide to do it. David.
Keep up the great photography! Love your El Morro night shot! And those bed bug photos are really selling for you. After looking at them I find myself feeling kinda scratchy all over (LOL), nice macro work on those. Kind regards... M
Best wishes as you continue to heal. I'm glad that you were able to find a positive view point and wish you continued success. Thank you for sharing your observations about activity and sales. I don't really have enough of a portfolio on DT to observe trends, but I found your blog encouraging in that I can expect my efforts to pay off if I keep trying.
Life is too short! having gone through a devastating 20 year marriage breakup myself recently, I know exactly how difficult it is to find inspiration after something like that...but like the song says: "what doesnt kill you makes you stronger". Move on and re-discover life! you are very talented, love your images.
You're going to give Adele a run for her money. :) Hang in there. I recently reconnected with an old flame after 25 years. Then she tried to kill me. Twice. Now at least I have time to shoot, but it still hurts. Onward girl. Never give up.
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