The past month has been spent working every day on updating my photography website. Every gallery got an edit...except some of the Gulf Oil Spill galleries which sadden me too much still. Hours of painfully slow uploads by the Zenfolio servers greatly challenged my patience and dedication to updating the site. But after four weeks of steady work, it is complete...I think. Well...there's one more gallery I want to check.
Moral of the story? Keep a regular process of editing and updating images before committing them to an online presence. There's no need to load it unless the the images are good. A good rule of thumb: Have three places where your digital images are backed-up. An external hard drive, a cloud backup and your computer. Some folks even have a second external hard drive stored away from their home in a safe place.
Eight years of photographs were not easy to sort through. I thought I had them catalogued well but found a lot of work needed to be done. Moral of the story? Edit...edit..edit and don't be afraid to toss photographs that aren't exactly what you wanted to capture. As your skills evolve you'll want to toss older photographs and as you get better images of your favorite subjects you'll want to delete the old ones.