Thoughts on photo blogs
First, the disclaimer: I mean absolutely no offense to anyone who runs a photo blog. Some of my friends have photo blogs that are adjuncts to their regular blogs, and that’s fine. These are simply my observations and opinions, and I welcome yours, as I’m curious about what others think.
Is it my imagination, or is it true that practically every time I log on, there’s a new spanking-oriented photo site in the blogrolls? Pictures, pictures, pictures. No words. No stories. Oftentimes, not even a reference as to the origins of the photos. Just photos, one after another after another, every day, all over the place.
Can these really be considered a blog? Isn’t a blog a web journal? Doesn’t that imply that writing and creative expression is involved? Where is the creativity in copying and pasting pictures?
Please don’t misunderstand me — I love pictures. I post plenty of my own. But they are always accompanied with writing, a background, a setup. They have a story. They are not there just for the sake of being there.
Granted, I am female, and according to the gender cliches, we are not as visual as males are. But really, how many pictures can you look at before it all becomes redundant? One trend I notice is that the same pictures make the rounds of many of the photo blogs. Click on one blog, there it is. Click on another, there it is again. Posted and reposted. And reposted again.
You don’t even get to read interesting comments on these photo blogs. All you see are lists of people who liked them or reposted them.
Again, where is the creativity? I am old school, I guess. I like the written word. I like to read someone’s thoughts and feelings.
Also, in some of the so-called spanking photo blogs, the photos have nothing to do with spanking. They are simply cute young girls with their butt to the camera. That’s not spanking. And this is my own personal distaste, but I’m really, really getting tired of seeing the straight-on, spread-open kitty and back door shots. Jeeezus…. if I click on a blog looking for a spanking picture, I don’t want some woman’s hoo-ha in my face, so close up I feel like a damn gynecologist. Sure, there are glimpses of private bits in spanking pictures. But I’m talking blatant display here.
Even though there are thousands, perhaps millions of pictures out there, you’re going to get repeats when so many people are posting them. Am I the only one who finds this boring?
Granted, not all the photo blogs are created equal. Some are more varied, some have a particular theme, etc. I didn’t want to name names in this post, but I’d like to call attention to one photo blog I find exceptional — At a Kinky House. Not just a spanking photo blog, but an exploration of kinky romance with gorgeous pictures.
What are your thoughts? Photo blogs, yea or nay? What do you like about them? What do you dislike? If I could make only two suggestions to the photo bloggers, I’d choose these: 1) credit the photos whenever possible, and 2) find some variety, please. Don’t just copy and paste something that’s already been on a dozen other blogs.
Again, I mean no offense, and I am not anti-photos. I just don’t want to see the death of writing; it’s already being tortured by text-speak and crappy grammar.