Day 30: Self Portrait

So, last year (yes, last year) I started this 30 Day Photography Challenge. Nobody ever said they had to be 30 consecutive days, and so it has taken me a while to complete the challenge with this final post.  Yes, I am in there somewhere if you look really hard:


Now, here’s the other thing. I have found it very difficult to focus my writing here at the blog, and after much reflection I realize that the interconnected, networked, facebooked, twittered world in which we live is kinda giving me the heebie jeebies. I really want to focus my writing, and I once read advice that a writer should treat the endeavor like they would dieting: either tell everyone about it, or tell no one.  I lean toward the telling no one, myself, and this instant publishing to the world of my blog posts that are not necessarily my best and brightest work is pretty intimidating.  I know many writers who thrive on it. It seems to have the opposite effect on me.

So here’s the deal. If you’ve read this far, you are likely to have been a follower of Nailing Jello to the Wall for a while, and are likely to make the slightest of effort to click here again. I mean, you’re still reading, right? After today I will be taking my link to Facebook off of here, so that new posts will not show up in my Facebook feed. Yes, I’m getting off the Zuckerberg train, as far as this blog goes. That means if you got here via Facebook, you won’t be doing that in the future. You can, however, still get an email notification of new posts here, by clicking over there on the left where it says “Email Subscription.”

I hope you’ll follow along in this less brave new world I’m working on here. Your thoughtful comments are always welcome.



  1. You know I will still read here, FB or no FB! I’m glad you are able to at least post on your blog – I’ve been very remiss since April. I need to get out of the funk I’ve been in since my aunt died and instead of wasting all day on FB, actually put some thought into writing and get back into blogging again! I do miss the deeper analysis of ideas that blogging offers – both in reading and in writing the posts!

  2. I’m pleased to report that I get your posts in my email so I won’t be missing out.

    I recently read the book Social Networks and the Death of Privacy – I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did by Lori Andrews. It definitely made me feel exposed and kind of squidgy about how much of my life I put out there.

    P.S. I see you!

  3. i don’t need FB to remind me to check out the blog!

    congratulations on finishing the photo expose’!

  4. Thanks guys. I hope you don’t mind that I’m doing a little redecorating, too. Nothing drastic, just moving the furniture around for a bit of fresh perspective.

  5. I love your redesign! Yes, congrats on the 30 days, it was fun to follow even if they were not consecutive. I’ve always followed your blog through RSS (is that old fashioned now?).

    1. RSS old fashioned? You’re asking the wrong person — I still prefer my newspaper delivered to my door! Thanks for following in any shape or form!

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