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What Do You Have to Lose?

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers
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I was a guest on Andrew Hellmich's wonderful Photo Xperiment podcast last night (to be released next month). I was on an episode of his PhotoBizXposed podcast last year as well.

The last question stuck in my head and I don't think I answered it clearly enough. The question was about why a photographer should take on the huge project of blogging daily.

I relayed the benefits of daily blogging to the reader and to the writer's own practice of becoming better at telling stories, but a bigger question kept echoing in my head that I never spoke: What do you have to lose?

None of us are rich and famous enough to have the entire world hanging on our words. Why be precious with them? Why not experiment and see what works for you? There's infinite upside and no downside, except for the work involved in creating something from nothing. But isn't that exactly what we want from our work and from our lives? So, there's no real downside.

Whether anyone cares about what I posted, I believe this is making me a better writer. Nothing but good has come from this.

Blog daily and see if it helps you become a better storyteller and a more observant person. If not, so what?

This world provides the opportunity for endless experimentation for those curious enough to try.