A new family member has been keeping me busy but I have finally finish the edits to my 2018 summer pictures. I’ve been posting most of these on my Instagram account. Here is the last one:
As I mentioned in a previous post I started a new blog and that will be used solely for my portfolio. Since we made this change we’ve been pondering our next step. At first I thought we would continue on posting other photography stuff here. But after much thought I’ve changed my mind and this will be the final post 😦
The main issue we have is how the free version of WordPress displays ads. This issue can be broken down into two very annoying points:
- Where the ads are placed in the mobile version. If you follow a link from my twitter account you’ll first see an ad and you will be forced to scroll down to view my work. I started to wonder what if I found a new photographer and their link did that. What would be my first impression of the site?
- The type of ads I see. They are not the most reputable and therefore come across as sketchy and spammy.
I’ve done the math and I just can’t justify buying into one of the WordPress packages. As an amateur I don’t want or need all that’s included.
The other thing I put into consideration is the amount of time I like to spend on WordPress. I feel the photography blogger community has shrunk in size and I don’t find as many new blogs that I enjoy visiting. I imagine this is nothing new and I’m one of the last photographers to admit this fact or… maybe it’s just me.