Thursday, September 30, 2021

A blog exclusive!

Last night, I thought I’d take a selfie with me and Leo (photo above). I wasn’t happy with the result: I wanted Leo sniffing me, but it looks like he was more interested in his ball. The bigger issue was how the light blasted out the upper left and top of the photo. So, it would’ve remained among my private photos that someone else will have to delete some day, and then I had an idea.

The photos I post on this blog fall into two broad categories: Ones I take to illustrate a post I’ve written (the majority), or else ones I originally shared elsewhere, like Instagram or Facebook. This photo, in my opinion, wasn’t “good enough” for either, and that’s when it hit me: Why not post it here, instead? I mean, yeah, it wouldn’t stand up to Instagram scrutiny (that’s sarcasm…), but it’s not totally horrible, as photos of me go, so, why not share it here exclusively?

And that’s the story. This is a photo that would’ve been an “also ran”, never seeing the light of day, but what’s the point of having a blog if I don’t share something exclusive every now and then? I mean, aside from the vast majority of my posts?

The serious point in this, though, is that I’ve gotten out of the habit of creating photos and images just for blog posts, and I want to do that again. Since this is a personal blog, why not resume by publishing a photo of me and Leo? It’s my new reality after all.


Roger Owen Green said...

Yup, and a fairly easy post, to boot.
more AmeriNZ, even the brief stuff. The next thing you'll be telling me is that you have a new podcast; that'll blow me away!

Pollyanna_H said...

Great photo!

Arthur Schenck said...

@Roger: Ask, an ye shall receive: http://amerinzpodcast.com/?p=1877

Arthur Schenck said...

@ Pollyanna_H: Thank you, you're very kind. 🙂