I’ve created this page to have a place specifically to share my interest in photography, accompanied by poetry, or a good quote, possibly some philosophy. I wanted a place where I could create the kind of content, the kind of page, that I would want to visit myself. I want that content to stay specific to a certain aesthetic. I have a main webpage for promoting books, rambling on, etc., and all are welcome to visit that arena if they so choose. As a writer, I’ve often heard it said, in one way or another, “Write the book you would want to read.” I think that’s fairly sound advice, though my own experience writing is that it doesn’t always work out that way, sometimes stories have a mind of their own about where they’re going. None the less, I’ve been thinking about that idea quite a lot. What do I want to see on the internet? What inspires me? What kind of pages do I like to visit?
I’ve created many webpages in the last however many years, with various layouts and themes. Sometimes I’ve wished I’d kept them all. I’ve understood that personally, I don’t want to be bored but that the various themes were not sustainable as I was “world-building” in a sense, and when I was finished creating the page, then I’d just want to go build another world. I decided to restart a Tumblr page because I do like the scrolling format so much, but also because Tumblr gives me a place where I can discover things new to me without the distractions of social media. It also give me the opportunity to easily share those discoveries, the words and images created by other writers, artists, seekers.
Give me great content, be that words or pictures or something amazing that is new to me that I can learn something new from, give me something cool or beautiful to look at it, inspire me. Give me a great quote that makes me wonder who the person was that said it. Make me want to read, or listen. Share a new perspective. Throw some philosophy on it. Give me poetry and imagery, and dreams.
So, I’m going to give this a go.
I hope you choose to follow along and enjoy it!