Way back in 2005, when I started this blog - Wow, really? Has it been that long?! - I thought first about the message I wanted to write and then maybe added in a photo that kinda-sorta fit. That was before I dove down the DSLR camera rabbit hole.
These days, I just as often start with the photo and then craft the message. That doesn't mean the message has taken a back seat. Rather, I've thought in generalities about what I want to say much earlier in the timeline. When I'm taking photos, my mind sees potential story threads to match the experience I'm shooting. Back at my desk, I let the images weave that thread together with the other parts of the story.
Sometimes I just have an image that I want to share. Like the watermelon radish above. This picture makes me SMILE every time I see it and I wanted to share it with you. There is a story here: The DH grew these. Sometimes they have a spicy bite and sometimes they don't. And I love them for their cheery colors.
If you write a blog, how do you go about crafting your stories? And do you sometimes post photos just because?