I decided to take a break from Although it is still my favourite interface, I don’t have the feeling it still is a social media platform.
Let’s be honest, when you are a “creator”, or a photographer in my case, you love to show your work to as many people as possible… and what I see as a member, and also as curator of @amateur_photography is :
1) A lot of talented photographers that are leaving
2) Communities that are not active anymore
3) A repost functionality that has no added value (could be the explanation of the above point)
4) Almost no interaction between users anymore (feedback on posts)
As featured community leader I do get +/- 15 new followers everyday… all empty accounts. Even after a month they didn’t post a thing… except for the well-known question : how does this thing work…
Of course it could be me. Maybe I’m not interesting enough and the posts I do repost are not good enough… but I doubt that. I had the opportunity to discuss this with @jayceecrawford , a recognised photographer here on and he shares the same opinion. That’s also why he didn’t logged in for 2 months now. BTW : if you’re interested, Jaycee is running a very popular group on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/groups/141232682675643/ with almost 100K active followers…
I know, it’s facebook and I’m also not a fan… but at least it’s active and has interaction.
I spend a lot of work and time in @amateur_photography and met a lot of very friendly people (yes, you that are still reading this ), but right now I don’t see any added value in continuing… And to be honest, I think a lot of people @ello do think the same...