Blog slowdown.

Everything has been going apace here since the new year. Learning about the new methods of marketing putting on exhibitions, making frames for same. Finding new places to put the pictures so I’m getting some sort of value for effort.
This week has been devoted to Insurance. All people trading, no matter what, are required to hold Public Liability and Product Liability. I’ve added Professional and Legal Liability, these last two due to the willingness of people to go to court at the drop of a hat. In fact, that last one simply because more small businesses have gone to the wall from the fees charged by lawyers defending cases that were entirely bogus.
Mostly though I’ve not been that well. I, as you know am quite a fit bloke. I walk 5/6 miles each day, hike mountains with a 5Kg camera bag every week. Have a bar thingy between the jamb of the bathroom door for chin-ups. That frankly for the aesthetic, for there’s nothing worse that being half developed. A strong man from the belly down and a weed from the belly up. However these last weeks I’m being laid low after a meal. Any carbs seem to drain me like the flu, and a bad flu at that. This can last quite some time. And it’s actually beginning to worry me a bit, mostly because you cannot survive without some sort of sugars.

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10 Responses to Blog slowdown.

  1. Kelly says:

    Well I must say, this sounds a bit worrisome. At what point will you knuckle down and pay a visit to the doctor? (This from one for whom it takes an act of Congress to get there)

    • Vincent says:

      It means I’ll have to do some research and find myself a doctor that I believe in.

  2. Kimberly says:

    I’m sorry you’ve not been feeling well. It’s hard to get all that “stuff” when you’re at 100%, but when you’re not it can be downright painful. It sounds very cliche these days, but do you think you’ve acquired an allergy to gluten? I know of people who have reduced or stopped foods with it and feel really good afterwards.
    Are you saying it’s not just Americans who are sue-happy? What a shame. On the other hand, it’s kind of fun to think you’re making your love for photography into a business. Has the association you joined been helpful?
    Take care of yourself, and I hope you start to feel better soon!!!

    • Vincent says:

      Tell me about it. You know the tools I learnt for landscape design, are applicable to photography artistically speaking. But the business side is something else again. I thought Facebook would be useful, and to some extent it is, but it’s also monumentally annoying too. It’s interface IS JUST BLAGH, soooooo ’06. If you’d not seen it in a while and have a smartphone you’d think what the hell are they doing. Thing is we’re told so many billion people are on it. And from my point of view it has the ability to market precisely, but here’s the kicker, if people see them. leaving me wondering if the effort required to run it for business is worth the effort and perhaps another arm of social media would be better.
      Oh, by comparison, Twitter is excellent.
      I have another Exhibition, the OPW this time, but they want the Public Liability. And since it costs less to have it for a year than a month it seemed a no brainer. Then adding the rest seemed only logical, hat tip to Nemoy 🙂 .
      On the health, I’ll have to wait until I find another doctor. I must get going on that.

      • Kimberly says:

        OPW? All I’m coming up with is the public works? Is the exhibition being held in a historic property?

        • Vincent says:

          Yes, Office of Public Works. And yes, inside a historic building. They have about 20 places all over that they ‘protect’. Something like this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Historic_Site_(United_States) maybe.

          • Kimberly says:

            That’s fun! Are you using the same photos and frames that you used for the library or changing it up a bit?
            What is there issue with the insurance? Just so they aren’t held responsible if something happens to your work? Or are they afraid someone will fall down in front of your pictures or one will fall on their head?

            • Vincent says:

              Certainly some. But I’ve some -5 in fact- 34 x 24 inch too.
              On the insurance, in truth I don’t know. I would’ve thought the insurance of the building would’ve covered the pictures and anything that would occur, like with the library.

  3. Sage says:

    I hope you are feeling better–too many carbs (and no insulin) and I get to feeling really low–no energy and wanting to sleep, but that’s because my body doesnt make enough insulin. Of course, dealing with insurance is another thing that can get me down!

    • Vincent says:

      yes, I’ve a feeling that’s what’s happening here too. And yes Insurance is a real headache.

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