6/10/08

being. vulnerable.

Allow me to be a tad vulnerable for a moment...

Sometimes the blog is an after-thought, or just a thorn in my side. Not because I don't love sharing with you all but because the image prep can be quite time consuming. Sometimes I wonder if anyone out there really pays attention to my little blog. I love that my photographer friends encourage me with their kind comments, but sometimes I wonder if clients and maybe even future clients see what goes on here. After all that's really my purpose for having an Internet identity, if you will for my business. So this leaves me to wonder how can I get more of you involved? Not at all for my own self indulgence but to share with you my heart, my work, and most importantly you. Is the time it takes worth it? Or should I spend my energies elsewhere in the business?

I've had many ideas as to how to communicate with you all (my clients) through this blog, but I wonder if my efforts would go unnoticed or fearfully unanswered because you don't know about this here little blog ;) So this leaves me to ask would you mind sharing with me, or mind commenting about what you would like this blog to be, or what you like about it now?

or just say "no... don't abandon the blog!!!"

just in case you don't know you can leave a comment by clicking on "comments" under each post. You can sign in anonymously (although I don't encourage) it or you can sign up with google/blogger by using your email address and creating your own password. It's really easy just select the option to create an identity, post a comment, publish it and vuala (sp?)!

Hopefully some of you will share in the blog love and I can get back to preparing the images to share with you ;) If you're shy and want you can just shoot me an email to heather@heatheressian.com


the "comments" tab is right under here! :)

17 comments:

Jim said...

Baby I love you blog. Your pictures are amazing and your personal posts are sweet and endearing. And I'm sorry I wasn't at home to help you spell vuala (voila):) love you

Cristina said...

What a great, honest post. I feel your pain! You know that I love your posts, not only with your beautiful work but also with tidbits of your sweet self. Don't abandon your blog!

Hayley "superfan" Roebuck said...

NO...DON'T ABANDON THE BLOG!! I check your blog almost daily to see what sweet surprises I may find! That means I am either a super fan or I need to get back to work :)

ksenija said...

i second all of the above!!! i heart your blog & you! you are a brilliant, talented, beautiful person, artist, photographer, friend -- in my opinion, when it comes to commenting, i look at it this way -- if i think something then i share it -- just as simple as that! i want YOU to know what i think of your hard work, passion & art. maybe if those who might be more timid about blogging just gave this simple notion a whirl, you will see how MUCH fun blogging really is! :D it is a neat, wonderful world of virtual high-fives given by anyone at any time! how cool is that? try it people! i promise it will make you smile, as well as the person on the other end. what is better than that?!

ps. heather, i applaud your honesty & openness with this post, too! you rock.

lynn said...

heather! i don't usually comment on your blog in fear of being that weird client blog stalker! I love your blog, and check often throughout the week to see your sweet pictures and always get more and more excited about you photographing our wedding! haha.. i often have your blog open up at work to show all my friends your work. So keep on blogging, cuz we're always waiting for updates :)

soontobemrsjacobs said...

when i get to work in the morning, your blog is the first website i go to...and when i don't see anything new, i am so sad! sometimes i check it way too many times a day!!! i get SO excited when there are new pictures...it makes my day every single time! plus since i live so far i feel like it is a good way to get to know you...and i just love everything about you and your work so far!

Mallory said...

Hey it's Mallory,

PLEASE don't abandon your blog. I've always loved looking at your work. Plus, it's nice to see what you're up to since I don't get to see you all that often!

Heather said...

aww you've all warmed my heart <3

thank you :) I promise to get to posting today!

keep the comments commin!

Christina said...

O M G are you kidding me !?

Heather don't abandon your lil blog :(
As Lynn stated.. sometimes I feel I'm the "weird client blog stalker" lol..And I get sad when I don't see new faces and new Art !! :)
Even though our wedding is over and done with.. I still Love, Love, Love seeing your work. It really is inspiring, and I love seeing how creative you are.

Said it once before.. I'll say it once again...

You my dear are a doll !

Miss Prucha said...

Awh girly... I love love love seeing each story you create with your wonderfully artistic - God given talent. I am love to check your blog daily and I learn so much from you posts and enjoy seeing the things we shot. I am sure many people are fearful of looking weird by posting comments about your images and they may not realize their words - however they may be encouraging, complimentary, just a note to say hello, or thankful - mean the world to you. Your blog goes noticed and I promise there is not one person out there who says, "Yikes this girl needs some help!" They are all in awe!

Keep it going - no matter how time consuming or frustrating.

I love YOU!

Stephanie Cato said...

So, I am new at this commenting thing, but I LOVE your blog! I love seeing what you have been up to and learning about all the beautiful people that you photograph! Like Jason told you, if you had a dime for every time he sees me looking at your blog, you would be FILTHY rich! Your work is fabulous, and you never cease to amaze me with your photography!!!

Heather said...

I LOVE BLOG STALKERS! WOO!

Karen Mikols said...

Hey girl, I think more people stalk you than you know ... we find out brides-to-be are faithful readers. They may not always comment, but they are reading, wanting to know what we're up to and dreaming of THEM in OUR photos.

Ya know?

Chin up!

Jennifer said...

I am a future client - I love looking at your work so don't abandon the blog!

Ted said...

I love looking at your blog but I'm not likely to post a comment. So...I say DON'T ABANDON THE BLOG! I'll bet more people look at it than you'd ever dream. Your creativity is inspiring and wonderful and it's nice to hear your heart through your words. Love You! Mom

Liz said...

No...don't abandon your blog!

Lauren said...

I live right outside of AC, NJ & found your work though friends on myspace (it's so strange seeing Jason Law in your albums)...I LOVE your art, it's so beautiful! I really hope to be a client one day! It's all I can do to to stop myself from requesting a quote (but it would probably help if I got engaged first, lol)...