Rocky Mtn National Park, CO
There's something I've noticed about G+ that really bothers me. Enough so that I'm starting to feel like maybe it's not the right outlet for me.
I tend to drift away from G+ at times, whether it's just from being busy at work to not really having much to say. I don't post for a while, days or weeks at a time. Maybe you've noticed, but my experience tells me that you probably haven't.
I don't know if it's +Google's fancy-schmancy G+ algorithms that are screwing me by making my few-and-far-between posts show up on only a few of my "circlers'" streams, or what, but I hardly get any +1s after even a couple of days of not posting.
Don't get me wrong, there are the good friends I've made here on G+ that +1 and comment, but when I'm active for a while I start to notice more and more +1s and comments. It feels great, I feel like I'm making an impact, like people are appreciating my work........then I have to stop posting for a few days.
It's like this horrible cycle that I don't think I can keep up with. Again, don't get me wrong. I don't need the affirmation of my worth. I don't need people to +1 or comment...or do I? Isn't that the point, especially for a photographer? Isn't the point of engaging in social media as a photographer to get my work out there to the masses? To get it noticed? To get feedback on it so I can grow?
I don't really get that anymore either...it's kinda sad, and it makes me feel like G+ is only good for those who can devote hours a day to it. And I can't, that's just not possible for me right now.
Am I crazy? Am I over-thinking it? Should I just shut up and go along for the ride? You. Tell. Me.
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