Why No Comments?

March 01, 2015

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Steve Payne, why don’t you allow comments on your blog? Isn’t that the way you gain popularity and show the world that people love you? I mean all the really successful bloggers have tons of comments. What’s up, dude? Wow...sooner or later I knew it would come down to this. All this social media stuff and the implied rules they bring are driving me crazy! And, I don’t want to turn into Justin Bieber or Lindsey Lohan and have a breakdown in front of my fans, now do I? Well the truth is something like this, which I add to the end of most of my posts:

 

Note: Some folks ask why I don’t always allow comments? The simple truth is, that I’m still a working photographer and have a family, am involved in my church and other community activities, and, I love to play golf! I just don’t have the time to deal with it. But, if you see me in person, you can talk my ear off about photography, business, music, golf, yoga, cars, faith, art, design, or just life! I would love to meet you...in person! Peace, SP

 

You see the reason that I started my business, and I think the reason most of us start a business is to do something that we love, control our time a little more and live the type of life that we enjoy leading. Right? It’s the same reason that I didn’t decide to go the full time speaking route, even though I love speaking and get Now it actually goes a little deeper than that I suppose.great response when I do, I wanted to keep closer control of my time and my life. The idea of getting on a plane every week and flying somewhere to speak doesn’t interest me unless I could take my house and family with me. Same for the comments and doing tons of social media, there’s more that I want to do with my life than sit in front of a computer.

"I’m always preaching the virtues of designing a life that you love, so if I go out and ruin mine by spending all my time doing something I don’t really want to do, then I’m not being true to my message."

As I’m still a full-time photographer, I sit in front of my computer for hours a day as it is. Then I try to keep the ideas flowing on this blog site and am working on a book, etc. I just get sick and tired of sitting in front of a screen. Call me old school, even though I was one of the first people in the country to go fully digital, owned an iPhone within hours of their first release, and think all the social media stuff is cool, I just run out of hours in the day and want some time to myself. Also, and maybe even bigger, I’m always preaching the virtues of designing a life that you love, so if I go out and ruin mine by spending all my time doing something I don’t really want to do, then I’m not being true to my message. Yes, I know we all have to do plenty of things that we don’t really want to do, which is exactly why I don’t want to add to the list.

So to sum this all up, please don’t think that I’m closed minded, or anti-discussion, it all just comes down to time and quality of life, which we ALL struggle with each and every day no matter how hard we work at it. Here's hoping we can all get a handle on it in our own lives! Peace to you... SP

 

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