POST 033




JANUARY 5 2024

I seem to have a habit of contributing to this blog, taking long breaks and then restarting it, I already have two posts about my return to the blog (here and here) and now this will be my third time doing it. This has been my longest stretch yet though, almost a full year without adding to the blog. When I started the blog I wanted to do it as a way to force myself to write more (writing isn't my strong suit), but clearly I'm not being strict enough on myself because I continue to stop writing whenever I get tired of it.

Unfortunately, the reason for this is because I consider the blog to be a low priority. Most of my energy goes to Instagram, and then TikTok and recently I've started doing YouTube which is incredibly time consuming so naturally the blog falls off when I get busy. But this year I'm going to try and change that. Believe it or not, I want to focus more on the blog and YouTube because I've been enjoying working on content that feels "complete" once I've posted it.

Idk, it's kind of hard to describe, but if you've been posting on Instagram a lot you probably get it. It feels like everything I share there is just another step on the never ending journey of posting in hopes of getting more engagement and more followers... It's a bit draining and it feels never ending. But, last year I started a YouTube channel and I really enjoy how each video feels like a finished product. It feels the same with blog posts too, I write one up and publish it and that's that, it's out there for the world and maybe people enjoy it and find it helpful or it gets ignored but no matter what I had fun creating it, and it's something that I'm proud of. So, this year I'll be back on the blog :)

Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 400 with Voigtlander 35mm f2.5

Oh and I got a Leica M6 so you know I want to write about it at some point.

But for this post I'm not really sure what I want to write about. I mostly wanted to let you all know that I'm going to be posting again. And I already did that up there, so I guess I'll just share some more photos from the Leica and then I'll catch you on the next post.

Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 800 with Voigtlander 35mm f2.5
Leica M6 on Kodak Portra 800 with Voigtlander 35mm f2.5
Leica M6 on Cinestill 400D with Voigtlander 35mm f2.5

And remember how I wanted to use this blog to go over my entire journey with film? I still want to do that, but this 1 year hiatus really set us back. My last post, THE SECOND BIG MISHAP, was about photos from a trip in June 2021, so yea... we still have a lot to talk about. But I SWEAR I won't give up on the blog again, it's winter in Salt Lake and I didn't get a ski pass, so whenever I need something to do I'll have the blog to turn too. I promise.