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Is being myself costing me money?

I have always been random and unfiltered, it’s who I am. I have a sense of humor, although sometimes it can be rather crass. To most people I’ve encountered it is a welcome quality, but will it hold me back when it comes to my online presence and potential photo sales? I’m not a professional, by any stretch of the word, but I do believe I have quality photographs. I started teaching myself two years ago, after I downloaded Instagram for the first time. The community of like minded people who see the same beauty in the things I do, inspired me to grow my craft. These same people however, seem to enjoy my random comments, thoughts, and stories. Even when I rant about whatever pisses me off at the time. I do not hold back who i am when I post on Instagram. Fell free to see what I’m talking about by checking out my Instagram account. The posts are pretty much a visual diary of my life and the captions are an insight as to who I am and how my mind works. Pretty funny stuff, for the most part anyway. With that said, is linking my photography pages to it going to hold me back because of what I say, over shadowing my talent and content? Will it turn potential buyers or clients away or will it help me build a larger audience? I realised when I downloaded wordpress to share my talent, that if I watch my P’s and Q’s, my posts are boring. I still have a lot of reasearching to do, to see what other photographers post about, I just found this platform so I’m still trying to learn to navigate everything. I guess I’ll decide soon enough, if I can be me or the cleaned up version of myself. Personally I like that I’m too round to fit in square holes, but this may not be the place to show it.