This blog is in response to dlcarver's blog about his postings. He was worried about “overpowering the site” by rapidly posting several of his older projects. I also posted this on his blog, but I wanted to open it up for discussion here as well.
You bring up an interesting point. Let me start by saying that I did the same thing when I joined a few months ago. As soon as I found this place, I got so excited that I went back and took photos of as many of my recent or past projects as I could and posted them. It is great to have a place like this to showcase one’s work.
There was an opinionated blog posted a couple weeks ago by another LJ complaining about the very same thing… that new members were posting too many of there projects at once, and it was flooding the “projects” area.
Since this is a relatively common thing for new members to do, I tend look at it with a positive spin: I see it as a new member’s right to have a kind of “break-out” debut. It happens all the time in “projects,” where half the page is from one person. In my opinion, it gives those of us who have been here a while a chance to really get to know a persons “portfolio” and be introduced to their style through a whole body of work.
I kind of like it and see nothing wrong with it. The fact that you are aware of it shows consideration. So in my opinion, post away.
Everyone else: Feel free to comment in agreement or disagreement.
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