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Never give up – The long road to building a blog

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I almost decided not to go ahead with this post for fear of being misinterpreted or having people think that I want to quit so early in my blogging career, but not at all….in fact, I want to share with you some thoughts I’ve been having recently.

Building a career in photography and managing a blog can be hard stuff at times. I’m not pretending my journey so far has been easy. As I’m sure some of you can relate. We’re much better off admitting it’s hard and committing to doing it anyway, don’t you think?

I totally get it that we struggle sometimes, and we all have to push through whatever it might be to make the effort to show up every day. Which is why I cherish with all my heart the little successes I get along the way.

While I know I haven’t been blogging for very long, at times I find it difficult staying on top of publishing content on time on a weekly basis….life creeps up on you and can get in the way, you know? I’ve been thinking that maybe I need to set myself a new manageable system to post my entries. Instead of once a week, plan for once every two weeks perhaps? We’ll see.

Even though I enjoy blogging it is definitely a time consuming hobby which is fuelled by lots of planning, making lists of things to be covered, scheduling, producing quality content….the list could go on.

Thankfully this community keeps me inspired. The blogging world is packed with such great content that keeps me motivated week after week, so again, thank you!

My plan is to continue having fun with it and not stretch myself too thin.  I know that this journey is going to be a long one in fine tuning what will work best for me.

In the meantime though It’s really nice to be able to share with you some of my images that I’m able to post daily on Instagram (@sola_snapshot) so you can keep up to date with my latest jaunts and I hope you enjoy! 🙂

Primrose Hill - This is a great spot to see beautiful views of the city of London. It is one of the Royal Parks and is located close to Regents Park.

Primrose Hill – This is a great spot to see beautiful views of the city of London. It is one of the Royal Parks and is located close to Regents Park.

Inside the Natural History Museum

Inside the Natural History Museum.

The Shard is the tallest building in the UK and towers over the city of London.

The Shard is the tallest building in the UK and towers over the city of London.

So you guys know my love of flowers (from a previous post) ....I couldn't help but snap this gorgeous bike scene when I was out and about in London town.

So you guys know my love of flowers (from a previous post) ….I couldn’t help but snap this gorgeous bike scene when I was out and about in London town.

Clerkenwell - Central London

Clerkenwell – Central London.

St Peter's Italian Church - I was absolutely drawn in by the sharp colours on this building.

St Peter’s Italian Church – I was absolutely drawn in by the sharp colours on this building.

Zaha Hadid Architects - Known as the 'queen of the curve', Zaha Hadid was well recognised for her outstanding contribution to architecture just like this unusual floating staircase in her gallery. She passed away suddenly in March this year.

Zaha Hadid Architects – Known as the ‘queen of the curve’, Zaha Hadid was well recognised for her outstanding contribution to architecture just like this unusual floating staircase in her gallery.  She passed away suddenly in March this year.

Quintessentially London

Quintessentially London.

I just can't get enough of the Millennium Bridge

I just can’t get enough of the Millennium Bridge.

Modernised version of the original route master (the red bus).

Modernised version of the original route master (the red bus).

Inside Canary Wharf underground tube station.

Inside Canary Wharf underground tube station.

Mewsing around South Kensington.

Mewsing around South Kensington.

I love it when shopping centres surprise you with beautiful architecture.

I love it when shopping centres surprise you with beautiful architecture.

Capturing the truth of life one picture at a time.

Capturing the truth of life one picture at a time.

For Instagram I tend to use my iPhone most of the time unless stated otherwise.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Peace and love,

 

 

 

 

“If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”

— Eve Arnold

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Author: Sóla Snapshot

Photographer and blogger - Street | Architecture | Travel My photographic adventures, whether close to home or far away. Lover of good food, dogs (even though I don't have one yet), orangutangs and travelling the world.

8 thoughts on “Never give up – The long road to building a blog

  1. You’re so right, Sóla: Blogging can be a huge time commitment if you care about building a community and holding as conversation with your readers — as you do. But don’t sweat it if you can only manage a post every couple of weeks. Your work is worth the wait! 🙂 Speaking of your work, nicely done on this set! I think my favorite image is that of the Natural History Museum because of how perfectly it’s framed, and because the blurred scurrying of the tiny humans next to the giant skeleton really tells a story. Nicely done!

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    • Bless you Heather! Thank you very much for your kind words and support – it really does mean a lot :). Yeah, I’m really considering publishing articles every two weeks instead so I don’t literally burn myself out. So glad you enjoyed the images and like you I too have a soft spot for the Natural History Museum photograph ;). Once again, thank you xx

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  2. I agree, you need to find a balance and sometimes blogging will have to take a backseat or you could do some blogs ahead of time and keep them in reserve for when life takes over or you need a break as we all do. I tend to just disappear and nobody misses me and when I return, some are still there and it like you never left and others have moved on and it’s an opportunity to follow and engage with new people. Some really impressive architecture images. My favourite is the Zaha Hadid staircase. Love the perspective and composition.

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    • You’re so right Beth….doing a few blog ahead of time will definitely help with finding a balanced scheduling system in publishing posts! I knew I could count on you guys for support ;). Is that what you do sometimes too? Thank you for the kind comment on the images too. Zaha Hadid’s gallery was pretty impressive with such unusual architectural designs to feast your eyes on.

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  3. You’re so inspiring babe!! You know how much I love your photos, you are ever so talented and you will go so far in your photography career! You definitely need to find a balance, it can be so hard sometimes to work out how to do that, but you’ll get there! I try to dedicate blocks of time to certain things and that really helps! Sometimes it is good to take a step back from blogging and come back to it a week, a couple of weeks, or a month or so later. You find you’ll have more energy and will be way more excited to create the content, and it won’t feel so much of a chore! Believe me, I did it and it really worked for me!

    Have a wonderful weekend lovely! I can’t wait to catch up on all your fab Insta shots! Xxxx

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    • How lovely to hear from you on here Emma and for taking the time to show me some love! Your support means everything and thank you ever so much for your kind words and encouragement. Yes, I’m definitely looking at finding a workable schedule so that I don’t feel like I’m constantly playing catch-up. I’m finding my groove slowly but surely….just have to give it a bit more time 😉. I hope you had a super weekend too and hope you have an awesome week ahead. You’re a star xxx 😊

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  4. very nice — good eye 😉 well done — Thank you for a London peek …

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I’m really glad you’re enjoying my images 🙂 I apologise for the late response. My latest post explains why I’ve been away for so long. Hope to see you here again very soon x

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