I am getting used to the 3 posts weekly (2 in FamMijangos.com and 1 here), yet every time I sit down to write I struggle with the voice of what I am writing about.
Take for instance this post on an outing with my daughter. It was an event put on by the city. I look at my images and start narrating what happened; and then I think: “Am I a reporter?” Since I don’t think I want to be a reporter, I change my voice, now I’m recording history! Isn’t that what I want that blog to be, a family history? But I struggle with that voice too, because even though I want to open that window to the public, I also owe the readers a window to my thoughts and feelings.
Now I’m talking about feelings, being a dad and seeing my daughter have fun; happiness, fun and youth slipping away. I don’t want the blog to be too sappy, too much introspection; it is not my journal, but close to it. I don’t want to pour all my heart, I think there are things that are personal and I do write those in my journal (although often enough).
I guess we need a bit of everything, enough context to understand the feelings, and enough feelings for things to matter.
So those are my struggles when I write, the lens or lenses that I think about as I write those posts. I do report a bit, sometimes the opening paragraph, sometimes I document (trips, restaurant, adventures) and sometimes I just share my thoughts and feelings. I guess we need a bit of everything, enough context to understand the feelings, and enough feelings for things to matter.
365 Photo Challenge
I’m still going, almost a month and a half! The last photo this week was #43, so 43 days of opening my camera for this purpose. As you can see, not everyone is great, but I’m learning, and thinking about what I want to photograph. Hopefully by the time the baby comes, I’ll be a lot better.