Midwestern Wanderlog

2016-09-12 – Follow what?

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Aaaaand it’s Monday again.

Sunrise Stats!
First light: 6:18 AM
Sunrise: 6:47 AM
Daylight: 13 hrs, 39 min

You know, every Sunday evening I’m always disappointed with how little work I’ve done on my own business over the weekend.  Every Sunday evening I feel this urge to call in sick to my job on Monday so that I can get more work done on my own business.  It’s just very unfortunate that calling in on Mondays is a very poor method of maintaining one’s good reputation.  And I do care about my reputation.  Or at the least, I care about my own integrity – which isn’t quite the same thing.

The skies were a clear cloudless expense today, with the horizon showing a gentle salmon pink. From down below the falcon called, but not from a spot where I could actually get the camera pointed at it.  I did take out my phone to get some video of me sneaking through the grasses to try and locate exactly where she was calling from – totally missed her until she flew.

It was a bit chill on the hill, and maybe a hair breezy.  The changing season gets more evident with every passing day – only a week and a half until equinox.

_mg_4464So I discovered poking around on FineArt America on the weekend, that I have my first non-friend, non-family follower!  One of the other members (also a photographer) is watching what I post.

It’s a strange feeling.  You work and plan and hope to build a following, because in the long run that’s what’s going to get your work in front of people.  That’s how you share what your gift is with the world.  But now that I have someone following me, it means that I have to make even more of an effort to ensure that what I post is the best work that I’ve done.  Because now I’m building a reputation in the eyes of people that don’t know me.

And my reaction also tells me I have more self-development work to do.  I wasn’t just surprised, I was shocked that anyone I don’t personally know would find my work worth following.

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