I've been struggling with something lately.
I don't know why it took me so long to remember I've got the greatest resource in the world at my fingertips – YOU!
You are much more clever than I.
You are much more witty than I.
You are wonderful!
I'm currently in the process of launching a new website. Don't worry – nothing is going to change here on Twenty Four At Heart. This site is my heart and soul.
And yet …
I'm working on designing a separate place. A place where people with pain, disabilities, or any type of challenge or obstacle can come to share their love of photography. It will be a place where people can tell their stories – whether their stories be of struggles or triumphs.
It will also be a place where they can submit photos to share. People who have loved and lost photography (as I did for three years) will be welcome – as well as those who have never taken a photo but would like to try.
The new site will also be a place to share information. Readers will be able to share ideas on the types of equipment which have helped with their particular challenge, as well as discuss ideas about photography itself.
I want to build a community, a resource, a place for people to come and know they aren't alone.
Photography is a great hobby. Photography is a creative outlet. Photography can be done from wheelchairs. Photography can even be done by people who have lost the use of their dominant arm as I have.
Photography might be just the thing to bring a smile to someone who hasn't been able to smile for a long, long, time.
As I pull the site together, I will be reaching out into the Internet world to spread the word about what I'm trying to do. I've already had offers of help from a few photographers. I'm hoping many more people will eventually jump on the band wagon.
I want to reach as many people as possible. I felt so alone as I struggled through the last several years. I really hope I can provide something positive for other people now that I "have a voice."
I need a name for the new website. I have a few ideas, but I haven't come up with anything great.
If you submit a name and I end up choosing it, you'll win a $100 Amazon gift card. If two of you pick the identical name and I end up selecting it, the gift card will go to whoever submitted the name first.
I will leave comments open on this post until a name is chosen.
Thank you for your help.
(And YES, you may enter as many name ideas as you'd like!)
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