Social media has certainly made it easier for professional and amateur photographers to better connect with one another.
I am one of those amateur photographers who gets fascinated by browsing through the work of others. Hence, the inspiration to share my own.
I have recently joined an online photography community but got blocked without warning after posting just a few photos of my own. It was such a disappointment. It always takes me awhile to join a group that I like, that is why I found it harsh that I was dropped instantaneously. Just like that. What have I done wrong? I had to find out.
Okay, I defied the guidelines. Fair enough. In my excitement, I have skipped reading the rules and regulations and got carried away posting my snapshots.
Rules are rules. I get it. But, maybe a reminder first before blocking? Other administrators do that. They give a gentle reminder to those who have failed to comply and the member/photographer simply edited his post. It’s different for repeat offenders, of course. By all means, block ‘em!
It has been weeks since, but as of this writing, I am still blocked by the said online community. So, even if I want to, there’s no way for me to rectify my mistake.
I must admit though that being blocked taught me these lessons: what ‘street photography” is all about and to absolutely read and obey the community guidelines.
Have you ever been blocked? Just like that? Thoughts?
Here’s more of my photography journey: Finding My Place