Next Rest Stop 100 Miles

by Michelle Keena August. 06, 2018 387 views

I often see on Instagram "follow for a follow". What is up with that? I have officially been on Instagram for a year in June. I only jumped on to draw attention to my photography business. It did get me one client. So, yes, it did help. What it has helped me see is what a powerful game it is. You can put as much work into it and make it a business or doing nothing and it does nothing for you. I choose to do as little as possible. I love music and taking pictures and have kind of given up on my photography business, but not photography. That I will never give up on, ever. Some how, I have figured out how I can join to the two obsessions in my life together, music and art together. Maybe it won't make me money, and that is okay, but it will keep me busy and my mind active. Anyhow, back to my IG rant. I started out in June, I never asked or begged for followers not from my friends or family. I never wanted to force anyone to follow me. Things need to happen naturally. I had went to one social media training class and it was a load of crap. It was cult-ish and reminded me of a multi-level marketing scam of the 80's. Like I said, I need things to happen naturally even if it's painfully slow. I have been fortunate to have had the band the Ghosts of Kelso, the band my husband plays in, and several country bands that have graced the stage at a local casino here in Indio, CA let me take pictures of them in a lounge. Without all of these talented musicians and my handy Nikon D3400 none of this would have been possible. So, when the band is good, hopefully, I take the right shot that conveys how special they are and throw in the right hashtag and it catches the eye of the right person. Who knows maybe someone that may have never heard of them may now look them up. That's all I am trying to do. After all, my Ghosts of Kelso videos have been seen as far away as Brazil and Australia. I think that is pretty cool, right? So, don't follow me, really, as I am still a little lost but okay with that.

Rob Staley Band - So Cal Country

Rob Staley Band - So Cal Country

Sarah Winchester and Country Nation Band - So Cal Country!

Sarah Winchester and Country Nation Band - So Cal Country!

This was fourth time I have shot Country Nation Band and the second time Sarah has given me a little heart sign...love!

This was fourth time I have shot Country Nation Band and the second time Sarah has given me a little heart sign...love!

Jason Bonham & Dorian Heartsong JBLZE Fantasy Springs Indio, CA 8.3.18

Jason Bonham & Dorian Heartsong JBLZE Fantasy Springs Indio, CA 8.3.18

James Dylan JBLZE

James Dylan JBLZE

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