I have this sort of grey relationship with blogging. I like writing but I’m also never satisfied with it.
It can take me a painfully long time to actually sit down and write something because I can’t shake the little voice asking me “What’s the point? What do you have to say that’s worthwhile writing?” It’s taken me five days since returning from Asia to actually begin writing this post.
It often takes someone to make an inadvertent comment or reference to something I’ve written for me to realise that, much to my surprised amusement, people do check up on my blog. After convincing myself that people’s nosiness is enough of a reason to blog I will draft out a post. And as a draft it will stay. My draft box is spewing with half constructed posts discarded with disgust.
Is it coming across as pretentious?
Is it whiny?
Is it entirely uninteresting?
Is it too honest? Is it not open enough?
It’s going to be on the internet for anyone to look at, are you happy with that?
The stress I put myself from simply writing a small post made me consider deleting my blog, again. Except the small glitch: despite all that stress and self-criticism, I like writing and sharing ideas with people. So the blog stays and I’m just going to have to get on with it.
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This hit me harder than I expected.
Bangkok river boats: blend of old and new #tb #july #thailand #travel #gapyear #asia
Bruno Barbey (b.1941, Morocco/France)
"Most of the time I take photographs to document for posterity, traditions and cultures rapidly vanishing as a result of changing consumer attitudes." Born in Morocco, Bruno Barbey studied photography and graphic arts at the Ecole des Arts et Métiers in Vevey, Switzerland. Over four decades, Bruno Barbey has journeyed across five continents and numerous world conflicts, though he does not consider himself a war photographer, he nevertheless covered the civil war in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait. His work has appeared in most major magazines in the world. A prolific author who often exposes and expresses himself in book form, Barbey is especially known for his free and harmonious use of color and has frequently worked in Morocco, the country of his childhood. He has been exhibited internationally and his photographs are in the collection of numerous museums.
© All images courtesy the artist; src. Magnum Photos
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