Actually the only way to find a path to arrive until this half-hidden corner is going through PBase, where I shamelessly put links leading here.
It's a bit unusual that in this age of wide self-promotion I feel rather ill at ease inviting indirectly visitors to this personal space, but this is the way I am and it's also for this reason that I feel relatively out of place in social networks. I'm an old troglodyte pitifully allergic to all new common trends.
Once again I'm roaming about the topic; I lack the blessed gift of concision. I love to write, but I'm aware that I'm too wordy, in written expression at least.
I have been told that readers, especially nowadays, get bored if one is not able to get effectively and quickly to the point. I can already imagine patient readers falling asleep on my prose. It's not gratifying. So I'll make an effort to come to the main topic.
PBase is a wonderful photographic site, a niche place I'd say, maybe also for that even more suitable for me. It's a nice and safe virtual club for amateur photographers with a lot of advantages and very few flaws. Members and visitors can leave comments if they appreciate a photo or an idea and it's surely very encouraging and rewarding for the author.
Since we are all different from each other, with different perceptions, values and tastes, it's logical that we have different attitudes also about the comments we might or might not receive.
I have the idea–probably I'm wrong– that a certain number of people like showing a huge collection of comments, which might prove they are popular and appreciated. Maybe they indulge in a preference for quantity rather than quality, since often many comments, always valid as sign of appreciation, are just composed by few words.
I have noticed that the majority of comments I received are posted in a private way. Of course it's not that there is anything troubling in them, which could not be showed publicly. They are rather long articulated comments, which looks more like an exchange of thoughts than a simply line of appreciation for the very probably average quality of my photos.
These comments cannot be seen by other visitors, so they are dedicated only to me personally and I have to admit I appreciate them in a special way. I'm grateful to visitors who feel like reacting to what I have "created" or maybe simply written. I don't need to use their comments as a proud display of the attention people give to me. Of course I always answer. What is important, in all human relationship is an unselfish exchange, a dialogue. All the rest is relative.