As a blogger in the current world, it seems that blogging and photography kind of go hand-in-hand. If you want to have a good/successful/beautiful blog, then you need to be a good photographer too and display those photos in your posts. And then there’s Instagram… Well, that’s just not me. I’m sure I could get really into the art of photography like so many bloggers have and create beautiful images right along with them. It would be awesome to do that and to display those photos on my blog. And it would be super handy for taking pictures of my nail art/makeup. But, honestly, I just don’t have an interest in photography.
I already have too many hobbies
Everyone has different interests and priorities. And that’s a big one for me: priorities. As I’ve discussed previously, I have trouble trying to find the time to do all the hobbies I already enjoy. I don’t have time to pick up another one, even if it may help out one of my other hobbies (blogging).
Is it bad for the blog?
I think yes and no. Pictures are very important in blogging. They catch the eye and can be quite pleasing. However, I obtain photos from other means so that I still display at least one in every post (usually as a header). I never even used to use a header image, which I now think is so important. I’ve recently changed some of my header images too, like my discussion header and my review header (you will see the new one in my next review). I’ve been learning bits of how to use Gimp and so, I play around with the free photos I get to make them my own.
I can still appreciate the art
Now, just because I don’t have an interest in taking up photography myself, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the art! I do enjoy seeing other beautiful photographs. I love scrolling through Instagram and seeing so many gorgeous photos of books, makeup, and nail art. And I commend those who have taken the time to master the skill!
I’ll just keep doing my thing
I’ve been using photos from places like Freepik and just modifying them to meet my needs. This is an awesome website, as I can use their photos for free as long as I credit them, which I do at the bottom of my posts. This way, I can get away with not having to take up another hobby (that I’m not even very interested in), but still have pretty good photos in my posts!