It is really very stupid how much time (it isn't a lot but accumulated over the years it is???) I spend on this blog. I do so because I feel very passionate about the subject. There are other reasons too.
This blog (maybe it is unlike others) produces no income and it requires so time and energy and minimal return.
Over the last couple of years I have been dedicated to posting daily. Which has become sort of a meditation for me every morning, trying to figure out the latest specimen and composing the "portfolio" of what went before and what will go after.
Recently, thanks to a very kind review at http://www.gaydemon.com, traffic has been up at this blog. And the "Reaction" responses at the bottom of each blog has increased. I relish this because this is the only thing I have to gauge whether or not this blogsite is worth the time it takes. And for so little personal, spiritual, intellectual return.
The only other communication available to me is to see the number of page hits and lastly, the very infrequent comments.
I myself read daily most of the blogs that I have linked to my website. Some of them are far more editorial and conversational. The blogger converses in the blog and has developed a devoted following of friends who converse. Alas, I haven't achieved that. My blog is geared more to visual worship. Some days I feel like being more eloquent than others. But really this blogsite isn't worth the effort it takes. If there was something, intelligent conversation, distant friendship, then it might be worth it. But that hasn't happened and it's been too many years of invested time and effort.
Some days, my blog's eloquence deserves correction, no doubt.
At the end of the day, the harder I try with this shit, the less results I receive.
I think maybe I've just done this too long at this point. There are so many fellow bloggers who seem to have created a communicative environment. I haven't created a very responsive readership base.
I feel like this whole effort has been the worst failure. It is a constant disappointment. I understand that people aren't hear to read the New York Times. But after all of these years, nothing has become of this silly wast of time.
I'll post a photo after midnight, as I always do.
But treasure trail, as much as I love doing, just isn't worth it anymore. I have a few beauties to show. And then, you can go to all of the other better blogsites.
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