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Archive for December, 2012

2 years!

Dear followers and readers

As mentioned in my previous post I’ve been very busy (as usual, actually) and hardly had time to post anything on this blog. Last week was, in fact, the very first week I didn’t have to worry about anything and I took time off to relax and recharge. Some of you who might know this blog from its very beginning know that around this time I post a lot since it’s Christmas time and New Years Eve and this blog’s birthday. But I deliberately took time off from writing here as well, since (bloggers probably know, non-bloggers probably not) it always takes a lot of time to prepare a post and for me, being a self-conscious introvert, it also takes a lot of ‘energy’ and a little bit of ‘courage’ to share something of mine with you all.
Especially with my inconsistent blogging I’m always wondering how and if your responses to my text posts and my photos change over time or  if you expect something from me (and then what).
I actually started this blog just to write for myself – the thought that I might get followers never really occurred to me – and now I’m trying to find a balance between self-expression and meeting your expectations. I’m a person who, at times, gets rid of things in my system by writing. I’m fully aware that more than half of you follow and read this blog for the photos that I post (I guess visually inviting posts will always attract people more) but I need this space here for my writing as well.
This summer I’ve learned in an Economy workshop project of my school that in a market you, as a company, only have a chance of survival if you have a clear concept. Transferred to the blogosphere, this means that WordPress is the market and my blog is my company. And if you’ve been reading my posts for a while you’ll surely have noticed that I have no concept whatsoever. It’s basically a gigantic mess consisting of teenage angst, rambling, observations, photo posts, music posts etc. around here.
That you all, after two years, still follow me and accept all the sides of this blog is an incredible honour for me. I can’t thank you enough for all the support you have shown me in the last two years, the encouraging words and the fond comments. The many, many likes that I got for my posts. That I get the honour of being linked on some blogs, of being recommended to other people, is the biggest gift I ever received since I started blogging and it makes me super teary and thankful when I think about it. The professionals among you might think that it’s nothing but your appreciation for my work is something I’ve never dared to dream of and now have so generously (and surprisingly) received.

All in all, thank you so much for sticking with me and I’ll hope we can go this road together for at least two more years. Cheers!

Stella

PS: I’ll be away now until the second of January. From then on, I’ll post a text about what I’ve been up to the last couple of months and (hopefully) another one about my personal experiences with introversion and how it has influenced me and my life. Also, I’ll probably queue some posts for my photo blog, so if you’re interested for photos – wait for me there!


Orchid Photo Week: Zooming in

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Photo Week “Beauties at Changi Airport Singapore” #9:
So guys, I’m really, really sorry for the delay but life (read: my final paper) had taken over my life and I didn’t have the time and the energy to post things in the last few months. But here they finally are, the last two photos of this series.

I’m intentionally saved them until the end because I, as an amateur, am not really good with nice-looking close-ups yet and I feel incredibly lucky that with these two (especially the latter one) I managed to get such a beautiful close-up of the orchid. I also like these dusty pollen particles and the way the orchid looks at you as if it had eyes…

Do you like it? I first wasn’t sure about putting as the last one, but it just seems as if it were the most successful of all the shots… but as the saying goes, tastes differ from one person to another.

And finally, I just want to thank you for all the great response I’ve received on this series so far. I think it might be my most successful one! I’m incredibly glad to know that you like my photos and every time someone commented or liked I felt truly honoured. It’d be nice, of course, to get some criticism but I’m already very satisfied this way. So, thank you all for your comments and likes!

Until next time,

Stella