Weekly snapshots of my girls and life in general in 2016
With the blink of an eye, the last week of 2015 is gone. It was a week spent seeing lifelong friends, visiting some touristy spots in Philadelphia and celebrating Richard’s birthday.
Prior to the new year, I reflected on whether or not I should continue to do my 52-week photography project. Just taking pictures of our lives and sharing them on the blog and social media often put me beyond the comfort zone of what I want to share with others. Questions pop in my head. Am I sharing too much of my life in social media? Am I endangering my children’s safety by putting their photos on my blog? What am I trying to accomplish with this project?
I think the last question is the most critical in my decision to go forward. At the end of the day, I consider myself an artist, a photographer and a chronicler who lives for the moment when emotions, and life in general, can be captured through my work. Years may come and go and memories will fade but the only things I can hold onto that will last awhile are my photography and writing, and both are priceless to me.
As for oversharing our lives on this blog and other social media, I really don’t think I am guilty of it. I share certain aspects of our lives here but many things still remain private between me and my loved ones. And yes, I do have quite a bit of my children’s photos here but I don’t think I’m putting them at risk because of my blog. We all have some kind of digital footprint, rare is a person who does not show up in a Google search.
How do you feel about social media? Do you feel there’s too much sharing going on right now?