Thanks to all the incredible comments on this weeks posts! I learned a ton from everyone, and have had some of my own “aha” moments, particularly about blogging. Thus my #1 entry for todays Weeks Top Review.
1. BLOGGING Name Your Box by Sarah J Bray. I had never ever considered the idea of making your blog like a magazine (the name the box analogy) and structuring your content to match what you have decided your magazine content is about! What a great perception for giving the blogger some guidelines and direction (after of course you determine who your audience is). I think that appropriately sums up this weeks debate on personal vs. business as well. Personal posts can most certainly be a facet, but a successful business blog will have some structure, direction, and purpose in all content that is presented. Personal posts would therefore be structured to meet those same goals and direction.
2. AUTHENTICITY Faking It. Frank is a graphic designer that I just discovered. Loved his post on authenticity in art and perceptions that viewers have in wanting to find the easy way.
3. CREATIVITY ART IS WHAT WE CALL… by Seth Godin. short and simple and fabulous.
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: What separates the great photographers from the good ones? All I can say is, yes. yes. and yes.
5. PERCEPTION This Video is a 14 minute speech given by a graphic designer Frank Chimero. I actually was quite enthralled with his concepts, particularly the following thoughts
noticing is discovering the invisible amazing.
noticing is being a tourist in your own life
we have what we need. no more. no less.
I’d almost vinyl the entire thing on my wall. Right in line with my current search for authenticity in art.
Your posts lately have been SO helpful to me! I am striving towards authenticity in my little business, bringing my “real deal” to my photography. It’s hard not to compare yourself to others….but I am working on it! Cleaning out the blog reading list is a great idea that will help in the comparing issue I have.
One of my goals is to capture what is happening before me instead of posing people. Once a photographer friend said “Don’t talk to your clients or their mouths will be open in the photo!” Thats the last thing I ever want to do….not communicate with my clients!
The articles you mention here really hit home with me. Thanks for sharing.
I’m so glad they’ve been helpful for your Cynthia! The search for authenticity will always lead to a great reward 🙂