Krahnpix was always an odd combination of wildlife photos and my eclectic version of wit. I’m pretty sure I was the biggest fan. I suppose that was a natural outcome of pouring my heart and soul into a project.
Through good times and bad, I passionately chased wildlife, learned a few tricks of the trade and tried to find creative ways to write about my images. I discovered that I probably got better photos than I deserved and not everyone connected with my sense of humour – though it was a thrill when someone did! I liked calling myself a blogger.
Time passed and I kept churning out the posts. But then a few days ago, I entertained the idea of ending this blog. I was surprised to feel more relief than sadness.
Somewhere along the way, my passion for wildlife photos had lost an edge. It became obvious what it would take to get to the next level of wildlife photography. I simply wasn’t willing to get that cold, uncomfortable or bored. The joy had begun leaking out.
When I looked ahead to my ideas for future blogs, none of them seemed to measure up. I had put great effort into creating quality posts and I wouldn’t want to do it any other way. Krahnpix had come to an end and I was simply catching up with reality.
Four years ago I started this blog without a plan and any expectations. Through 300 posts, it was a true adventure. I never imagined that I would come in contact with such wonderful readers and be blessed by thousands of complimentary comments. I also never imagined that 2012 would be the year I got the most blog views followed by a healthy decline every year thereafter. It’s actually quite amusing.
I am currently reading about the benefits of failing and knowing how to end well. I’ve got the theory down but the application is still a work in progress. While at first blush it might seem a bit harsh, this blog has been a good fail. I have learned a lot, had great fun and would do it all over again. Still the time has come to say goodbye and cherish the memories. That’s a good thing.
Farewell Krahnpix. Thanks for sharing the adventure.