the break up…

it’s over. you know when it’s time to let go, to move forward, to cut the weight that’s been holding you back.

that time has come. for me and Facebook, and this has been a long time coming. something I’ve contemplated for a year. I’ve taken baby steps. not posting for a week. turning off the notifications badge so I wouldn’t be nagged to click that cute blue icon. I’ve cleaned up my friends list. cut down the groups I’m a part of. but you’ve won every time FB.

you are the first thing I check when I wake up. (ugh I hate admitting that), but I need to know what’s happening in the world of my friends and peer photographers.  the Aussies always post while I’m sleeping and I love my Aussie friends! how many likes have images I’ve posted in private groups received, or what feedback/critique have I been given? let’s go back to my friends. who are my “friends”? some are people I’ve known a lifetime. some are people I haven’t seen in over 15 years, and some are people I’ve never met but we share a common interest. I’ll miss you, but I’m not actually going anywhere (physically). find me, let’s stay connected!

FB you are addicting, but not productive. yes, I’ve learned things. I’ve found people to mentor me, I’ve been inspired by the groups I belong to…but I can find all of that outside of your walls. I’ve been supported “online”, and felt the FB swell of birthday love. it’s great, but wouldn’t it be better if it were a phone call or personal text message? it’s so easy, it’s too easy.

you have billions in your web. and I think it might be nice to not be one of them. to take my life back. to stop being bombarded by your cheeky ads that combine my attending UW and loving the Seahawks into cutesy saying on sweatshirts I’ll never buy. being without you might be hard at first, but I have a feeling the balance will come.

your constant privacy changes, and page layout updates are maddening. you’ve slowed down on those changes, thank you, but I don’t have to be a part of any of it. I don’t want you to think there haven’t been good times – it’s been fun, but we my friend, are at the end of our road.

to my family and “friends”, you can all follow and find me in a few places on the web. I think “real” connections are in order.

2015 is my year of simplification, and this is a big one.

follow this blog. this is where I’ll be most! general musings. bus ride updates, announcements – don’t miss out. I’d love to have your energy with me.

website: http://www.tallieimages.com — the photography, book mark it.
online galleries: shop.tallieimages.com (this will be linked to the website soon)
instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tallieimages (business) http://www.instagram.com/tallienatt (personal)
500px.com: tallie http://www.500px.com/tallie
vsco.com: tallienat [http://tallienat.vsco.co/1]
pinterest.com: tallienat [mix of business and personal boards]
ello: http://www.ello.co/tallie-nat periodically I’ll post here. (let me know if you need an invite)

I have a tumblr and a two twitter accts (find me), but I rarely use them and if that changes it will be on the blog.

last but not least – old fashioned email: tallieimages at gmail dot com

I turn the lights off on both my personal and business pages February 1st at midnight.

xo
natalie

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