Something’s Bugging Me

I’m obviously doing something wrong and cannot figure out what it is. Despite a few years of making a serious attempt to photoblog, my efforts have failed. I’m fortunate if any given post gets 20 – 30 views in a 24-hour period. Shares are currently non-existent and the same few loyal followers (thank you!!) seem to generate the few comments that are posted. I faithfully visit, follow and interact with other photo and non-photo blogs; I tweet; I Pin; I comment; I “like”; I try new things and wallpaper giveaways; I reblog other blog posts occasionally and… Nothing. I have, of course, considered that it could simply be that my work isn’t appealing, but I must question how people reach that conclusion when it isn’t really being seen.

So, I’d like to ask any of you who might read this post who are authoring successful blogs — you know, you who get more “likes” in 24 hours then I get views in a week!:
“What am I missing or doing wrong?”
Your honest feedback, suggestions or advice from your own experience would be most appreciated.

"Yellow Bug", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/3.5 at 1/4000 sec., 28 mm

“Yellow Bug”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/3.5 at 1/4000 sec., 28 mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
throughout Central Florida.

Triangle in Temple

“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”
― Marshall McLuhan

"Triangle in Temple", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/5.3 at 1/200 sec., 92 mm

“Triangle in Temple”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/5.3 at 1/200 sec., 92 mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
throughout Central Florida.

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Angry Bird

“Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.”
— Alfred Hitchcock

Halloween is just over a week away, so today’s photo is another Halloween-themed desktop wallpaper. This wallpaper may appeal to those who are fans of Alfred Hitchcock and particularly his film, “The Birds”. The first time I watched the movie was with my parents when I was pretty young. At one point in the film, I was instructed to close my eyes or leave the room. Watching it again a few years later, I learned my parents had attempted to shield my young eyes from viewing a citizen of Bodega Bay being robbed of hers by angry birds. I will spare my younger sister any embarrassment that may be associated with revealing her particular issues with this classic film.

“The Birds” was the first horror movie I remember ever watching. What was yours?

You can download this free 2560x1600 HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing "Save Image..."

You can download this free 2560×1600 HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing “Save Image…”

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throughout Central Florida.

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Abstract in Architextures

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
— Pablo Picasso

"Glass Block Window", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Glass Block Window”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Echinacea Imaginarium


“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.”
― John Lydgate

Today’s photo is a color interpretation of the B&W photo I used in yesterday’s post, Echinacea Monochromis. Having learned that at least one of my readers didn’t care for monochrome flowers, this is my effort at reconciliation. I hope you like it!

"Echinacea Imaginarium", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Imaginarium”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Echinacea Monochromis

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”
— Og Mandino

"Echinacea Monochromis", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Monochromis”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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Eye Posted on My Wall

Today I present a visual pun for your enjoyment. This image is actually another 2650×1600 Hi-Res desktop “wall”-paper you can download by simply reverse-clicking on the image and choosing “Save Image as…”

You can download this free HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing "Save Image..."

You can download this free HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing “Save Image…”

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings™
throughout Central Florida.

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Revising History

“Half of writing history is hiding the truth.”
― Joss Whedon
, Mutant Enemy

"Revising History", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 300 mm

“Revising History”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 300 mm

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throughout Central Florida.

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Today I am sharing the video of my favorite Sarah McLachlan song, which also happens to be one of her oldest. You know; back when she wasn’t quite so depressing to listen to! (Love ya, Sarah!)

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Spay the Strays

Today I thought I’d share another desktop wallpaper. This one was designed to help spread the word about a very important and worthy organization that operations locally called “Spay the Strays”. This volunteer organization helps feed and care for feral cat colonies throughout Osceola County, including medical services, spaying, neutering, fostering and finding homes for rescued kittens and adoptable feral cats. If you’d like to help with something even as simple as a cat food donation, please visit their website or Facebook page.

You can download this free HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing "Save Image..."

You can download this free HD wallpaper by reverse-clicking the image and choosing “Save Image…”

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings™
throughout Central Florida.

Please visit my store.

Distorted Love: The Toll Of Our Christian Theology On The LGBT Community

earlharrisphotography.com:

Though not my usual fare, I am re-blogging this post because I am so impressed by it’s poignant look at a very real condition. I have long said that the majority of Christianity will have to answer one day to the people that it has turned away from Christ through intolerance. It’s refreshing to see a pastor who’s finally caught on and is sharing the message.

Originally posted on john pavlovitz:

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Love doesn’t always look like love.

When I published this blog post two weeks ago, I was prepared for some people to applaud it, and for others to condemn it. That’s what happens whenever you put an opinion out there.

I was fully prepared for the waves of both support and hostility that accompany any vantage point on anything, especially a controversial topic like Sexuality. 

What I was not prepared for in any way, were the literally hundreds and hundreds of people who have reached out to me personally, to thank me for bringing some healing and hope to their families. Parents, children, siblings, and adults have confided in me (some for the first time anywhere), telling of the pain, and bullying, and shunning they’re received from churches, pastors, and church members; from professed followers of Jesus.

Scores of people from all over the world have shared with me their…

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