I've been thinking a lot recently about how I share the photographs that I make online. There are so many social networks all grasping for a piece of you these days that it's hard to remember what you joined them for and what you're trying to get across with them.
Social networks, especially of a creative nature, are a wonderful thing. We can connect with various like-minded people and those who just appreciate art. But the more we join, the more demand we put on ourselves to give them content. I have never liked duplication across social networks - linking a post from one to another with the same content. I won't lie...I've done it but every part of me has disliked it. Creating fresh new content for each of them is equally difficult and you can spread yourself thin and not really commit to any of them. I have tried recently to remain focused on what I believe each social network has to offer and that has worked well but I still struggle to justify my commitment to them.
If you have followed my work from the beginning, I started on Tumblr and posted on it for a few years before finally moving to my own website. I never closed my Tumblr account though, mainly because it has some very talented people on it and to follow their work is a joy. That said, I have also tried to restart posting to it on more than one occasion but I was soon gripped by the duplication since I was also uploading to Flickr.
So with all this whirling around in my mind, I have decided to simplify and cut the ties I no longer need. Tumblr and Flickr. I will no longer be actively posting to these sites and I'm going to refocus on my website. This leads to a new idea which I'm going to trial - Weekly Roundup. To get me out with all my cameras more, I will be rounding up four or five of my favourite images that I have made - be them film or digital, iPhone or large format - from the week and I'll start with this post which is a summary of September.
I hope you enjoy!