I shut it down
If you’ve been following this blog (but really, who am I kidding – I’m the only one who reads this) and noticing some of the changes I’ve made to my web site, you know that I’m in a period of transition. I’m not doing as much nature and wildlife photography, and I’m doing more people and location glamour photography.
And the biggest pain in my ass for the last year or so was administrating a wildlife photography group on Facebook. This used to be my baby, a baby that I lovingly tended for about the last decade. And lately, that baby has turned into a monster that was consuming my time, energy, and enthusiasm. I had to deal with constant complaints; I lost respect for a lot of people, and, my GAWD, the whining sometimes.
The group had over 11,000 members. And I shut it down. What a relief that was. I now administrate a much smaller group (right now, under 100), and I’m actually enjoying things again. I’m trying to get rid of all the stuff that makes me miserable, and do more stuff that brings me joy. I’m enjoying this new chapter.