3 strikes but I am back in!!

July 20, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Me and my faves at the Pirate Game. 7/23xr:d:DAFpM28TEmQ:4,j:4228151294850890883,t:23072019


Friends!! I have been avoiding this post for a few months….nothing bad but I just have a lot to say and don’t know how!! LOL


Over the winter I was sure that I was going to put photography on the back seat and find something ‘new’ to do. Not because I didn’t love it anymore but because the market is so saturated, money is tight and the world just seems in an all around bad place these days.


But, like every other time I thought about quitting or giving up on something that I love, I didn’t. I may not have as much time as I would like sometimes but photography is my passion, my release, part of my purpose.  So, I’ve been doing a ton of research, thinking, contemplating and overthinking on how and what I want my photography success to look like for the next couple of years.


When I say overthinking, it’s like the overthinking was overthinking.


Part of owning a business, especially when you’re supplying a service is being your own brand. Posting videos, behind the scenes and just all around being the face of the company. While I love all of that, I am not really the video/selfie taker/poster.


Strike 1.


I love photography but also have many other passions that I want to share with you guys but this is a photography page. My website is established, I don’t want to change that. It’s been my business name for 12 years, why change it now. Name changes don’t ‘rebrand’ a business. It simply changes its name.


Strike 2.


The agony of defeat set in that I couldn’t do it. I wasn’t finding my place in the photography world so I was back to quitting…. I love sharing small businesses, things that I am passionate about, stories, photos with a story but for such a simple problem it surely seemed like a giant one to me.


Strike 3.




So here is what I was able to come up with…..


This morning I was explaining my dilemma to Cam and she goes why not just call it ‘LJReed Photography & Blog’? Ummmmmm, why didn’t I think of that?? I kept thinking that I needed some sort of fancy word or name….nope, just basic.


So, from here on out I will be sharing my photography, my favorite recipes, fun facts and all the things that I love…


My page will only have kindness, love, humor and encouragement.


Take your drama to your momma.


I LOVE to write, I know I’ve tried this blog thing a time or two before but I am not sure why I keep ‘taking a break’.


I hope that you will stick around to see the new and improved LJReedPhotography&Blog.



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