Tuesday, October 30, 2012

EMBARGO!

An Old Picture Embargo has been issued due to LACK OF COMMENTS. That was a great picture yesterday of a man building an adobe wall, and it got only one comment. Embargo will be lifted when visitors begin posting again!

39 comments:

  1. Well I started to comment yesterday, but realized my comment was stupid. Are you sure you want to read all my inane thoughts?

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  2. You know, I have been looking at the pictures you post for years but your "embargos" are a joke. In case you didn't notice, 1/3 of the country is under a weather embargo.

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    1. He doesn't think about things like that.
      As you said, it's a joke. Hope people are staying safe over there. Good luck to you on the east coast

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    2. sometimes it ain't all about you and your photo. Sometimes it is about me and what's happening here and elsewhere and on the East Coast. I posted here now (to give you my opinion) but think I am imposing an embargo on posting here.

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  3. You go GIRL.

    I just figured that no comment was better than a negative comment.

    But here goes

    I thought he was doing a poor job of laying those bricks.
    For one thing you don't want the brick gaps to line up like he is doing.
    It gives the brick a BIG chance of separating and falling down
    The brick line is not even close to being level.
    Such big gaps without mud between laid bricks.
    And his shirt is nice and clean.

    I did like his hat.

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    1. Gah! How right you are. A second look shows me what may be the worst bricklaying I have ever seen.
      And I notice bricks. I subscribe to the brickporn subreddit. I can spot a Flemish bond (http://i.imgur.com/oAHFd.jpg) or a double English cross.(http://i.imgur.com/jNkm8.jpg)

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  4. An embargo, how cool is that!

    I don't get to come here often and when I do, I usually don't have much time. Just enough to browse the descriptions briefly and ponder the photos themselves for just a little bit, then its usually time to be interrupted by clients again. Soon that will change. As I am nearing retirement (for the 3rd time and final time), I am becoming really selective of how I spend my time. I want to get the most out of it and live it the way I want to.

    Anyhow, I know your disappointment when folks don't comment. I used to post professional blogs all the time and the only comments I'd get would be when I didn't have anything posted for a day or two. Always made me wonder what people thought of what I had to say. Even disagreement would have been nice. Someone told me once that if you don't respond to readers comments that they will cease to comment. Pretty much true. When I started acknowledging their comments, why more would comment. Turns out I had a readership in the hundreds and I didn't even know it. So be patient and get a little more social. You've got a great topic and present it well. There are really a lot of appreciators out here quietly admiring your work.

    MT C

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    1. yea, you PJM never comment on my comment. How come? There. Starting another embargo until you comment on everyone's comment. (some bloggers do)

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  5. You know, one of the reasons may be that it is so difficult to post a comment to this blog. Mine are almost always refused because I don't fill in enough info -- like a friend's email (which I don't understand).

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  6. LIFT THE EMBARGO! LIFT THE EMBARGO! This is a great favorite of mine. See photos of Edward Curtis. Book about him SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER is wonderful.

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  7. I hardly post because I just enjoy browsing. I don't really have many comments besides general enjoyment. No one ever posts on my blog, so I tend to not post on others. Not because I don't enjoy it, but just because I normally am popping in and out. But I do hope you life the embargo! I would be pleased to comment if you would like more.

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  8. Come on. Quit holding your breath. Viewing on iPad while recouping from back surgery is great. Commenting is a more difficult task. I poston my blog for my purposes. The comments are just a bonus.

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  9. Hey, PJM, sometimes the pictures just aren't that interesting, and there is not much to comment about. The best comments seem to come when there is a lot of details in the pictures that folks can pick out and comment on. Plus, a LOT of your readers probably didn't have electricity yesterday, and may not for the next few days or a week. Comments may well be down because of the havoc brought on by Sandy.

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  10. I enjoy the pictures and read the comments, how ever I don't have to much to say on some topics.

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  11. Really? Your mad because we couldn't come up with something to say about a brick wall? Ever heard of coming up against a brick wall? I bet the people on the east coast are wishing for some brick walls about now and probably better constructed ones that this one!

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  12. Every time I bring up your blog & see the picture of your Dad, I'm reminded of Audy Murphy.

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  13. I still look, even if I don't comment... : )

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  14. Your blog is part of my daily routine. I don't want to go into withdrawal. Come back.
    Have a great day

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  15. *Sigh* Oh maybe someday we can buy Cuban cigars here in America too.

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  16. Embargo?? You must be kidding. Seriously!!
    I’m an up front blunt person so let me get up on my horse here for a moment………

    1) Not all photos are comment worthy. Sorry about that but that’s just the way life is. Photography has been my hobby for many years and I have taken photos of things “I” consider interesting but other people aren’t all that interested….and then the opposite situation would occur. In this case a man putting an adobe brick on a wall….just didn’t propagate much enthusiasm for a comment.

    2) I post here a fair amount under ‘anonymous’ only because I am not a member of any of the profiles to pick from. I have always noticed that you get most of your responses from photos with a lot of detail and interesting people in the photo. People enjoy looking at what is in store windows or imagining what people in the photos are thinking, or commenting on what they are wearing etc etc etc…and the brick wall photo had none of these elements. Look at the Atsina Camp photo and the comments you got and the Mountain family and the comments with that….all photos with a lot to look at and ponder about. About 2-3 months ago I sent you a link to photos of early car accidents. They were interesting from many perspectives…the vehicles, the damage, the people crowded around and back then and including today…..people are attracted to accidents. But you never used them an I’ve wondered why. When I looked at the photo of the man and the brick I honestly thought ‘what do I say’…..and I couldn’t think of much. Sometimes life is like that…..’not much to say’………..but…….I was still here and still looked at your site, as always.

    3) I don’t know where you get your photos from but I’d like to recommend a site called Pinterest that I came across recently (be careful you can get hooked on it). If you go to the ‘Categories’ at the top and then go to ‘History’, you will find countless Great photos and when you open up those individual photos you will find ‘likes’ by people and if you click on those people’s sites you end up with even more photos from history because that is what they are interested in.

    4) Lastly, your site might have a way for you to see how many people visit on a given day. The reason I mention that is because I go to a political site on the Internet and that site shows how many times a subject is being looked at. Sometimes a post will have 4 replies but it’s been looked at a 100 times. I don’t comment at that site for those who comment at me or sometimes argue with me, I do it more for the countless people who just ‘read’ and although they don’t comment the ‘thought’ is passed on. It’s like having someone drop by for dinner and on a given day they just don’t have all that much to say…..but they still came because they like you.

    The comments are secondary…. in my humble opinion the joy you give people every day when they come to your site is more important. So don’t be disappointed by a lack of replies….we’re all still here…..sometimes we just don’t have much to say….some days we do……..look at what you got without a photo!!
    Getting off my horse now. (and yes, I do have horses)

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  17. I look everyday. Thank you PJM for the blog

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  18. You should be able to see your hits...so you don't need to rely on comments. I have a blog about my cancer....I don't get very many comments either, but I know I have a lot of people following because of the # of hits I get. Don't worry about comments...were out here. Just like those that pray for my healing and browse my blog are there too. :o)

    Jayde
    http://jaydesjourney.com

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  19. I'm glad to report the hurricane only did minimal damage in my part of Maryland, but many others were not so blessed. My prayers are for them.

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    1. Myrtle, did PJM check in on you to see how you fared? I hope he did. I am glad to hear that you only had minimal damage. God bless.

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  20. I enjoy this blog so. Many times it brings the first smile to my face. Sorry I do not comment. I just love to look.

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  21. This is like a two year old having a fit because he can't have his way! You should base it on the number of people who view the photo, not the number of comments. No comments just means we were not impressed with your choice for that day.

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  22. And to think, I was under the impression that this blog was about sharing and preserving history....silly me.

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  23. Me again but I won't bother saddling up for this comment.
    We all have our bad days. Sometimes things in life get to us. No biggie. This too will pass.

    I'm sure the owner of this site has had some food for thought and now we can move on.
    To the owner of the site, I notice one of your favourite movies is Master and Commander (one of my favourites as well). You will notice in the movie (which was actually well done historically) that Capt Aubrey was master of his ship as you are master of your blog….but…..he also knew that to be captain he had to be able to listen and listen to his crew and friends and he did. He didn’t cut rations because something didn’t work out as he hoped…..that was the Bounty and we all know what happened there. I think it would have been maybe better to say something along the lines of “Folks, I’m not getting a lot of responses off the photos….what would you all like to see”? I run a business and I always ask my staff for their opinions and my customers as well because from them I learn and after 30 years in this business, I still learn……then I make my decision and take the wheel.

    So to the owner of this site, hard a port captain before you run aground.

    Now lets get back to what we enjoyed…..history and vintage photos.

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  24. I'm always here in your blog and i never comment.

    Silence is not quietness.

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  25. Have to admit it would have been more appropriate to either put up the regular photo or considering yesterday and today's terrible storm on the coast reference that as the reason for no comments and offer support for those in the storms path

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  26. I'm another regular who doesn't comment...still here though.

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  27. Thanks for the interesting daily
    pictures. I enjoy visiting each day.

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  28. I come often but don't comment.

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  29. Dear PJM,

    This is your blog. I enjoy the pictures, and I post on occasion under anonymous. I appreciate the effort you make to share them. But if you are tired of the routine and have to have a regular flowing commentary, maybe this isn't the best hobby for you. As for my comments, I'm going to take the advice of Red Green, a Canadian humorist known for the Red Green Show. "If you don't have something to say, STOP TALKING."

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  30. EU ESTOU AQUI TODOS OS DIAS,MAS NOTEI QUE MUITOS BLOGUEIROS NÃO GOSTAM DE COMENTÁRIOS QUE NÃO SÃO FEITOS EM INGLÊS,ENTÃO ME RESTA APRECIA-LO EM SILENCIO

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  31. Awwwwww, poor PJM...no-one paid any attention to you today......GET OVER IT!!!!

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