I spent a good chunk of late August and early September posting daily pictures of myself in various online spaces I inhabit. I had a bunch of objectives: pushing my skills as a photographer, documenting my current state of body, seeing what kinds of feedback I got. I still have a goodly amount of un-displayed work in the pipeline, but I'm uncertain about continuing. For one thing, my camera has developed a small mechanical problem and while it should be an easy fix, I'm not great at getting around to such things. For another, I began to bore myself ... many of the best shots were from the same few photo shoots, and while doling them out one at a time kept me from feeling like I was spamming, it also imposed a daily process that sometimes felt rote. And bottom line, while I could make time to shoot every day, it is unlikely that I will. I have all kinds of other things going on, all of them also important to me.
In a larger sense (and this is why it's worth talking about on yet another platform) it confirmed aspects of my experience with online content-sharing. Among them: kudos and validation feel EXCELLENT, and yet transient. Self-critique, on the other hand, is a renewable resource. ;-) Also: the world is actually chock-full of people who create interesting content. It is now practically impossible to keep up with it all. And I mean "practically" not only in the colloquial sense of "almost" or "nearly", but in the stricter dictionary sense of "there are real, practical limitations". The upshot is that your shit better not just not-stink, it better be pretty memorable, if you hope for eyeballs and responses.
I imagine I'll get the camera fixed and start up again. Among other things, I'm still gym-ing out and will want further documentation. I also have more ideas I want to play with. But it might be better to put some energy into finding a studio share. Not sure I can push myself a lot further within the paradigm of "find a spare half hour at home and quickly take a hundred shots to get a couple of good ones."