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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Four Bricks Tall

Once again I find myself thinking "Geez, Anna, get out of my brain!"

I comment, but not excessively; I generally have to REALLY like something, and then I try to keep my comments on the topic of what caught my eye.

My biggest problem is "reply guilt", feeling the need to respond to comments left on my images. I am genuinely appreciative when someone takes the time to comment. [And yet, I don't feel slighted when my comments aren't acknowledged...]

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Dec 4, 2023·edited Dec 4, 2023Liked by Four Bricks Tall

Brilliant article, I fall into the trap where I care too much about likes and follows which leads to purchases to impress but then u fall short of likes so then this becomes a vicious cycle.

May I ask what lens and camera choice you opt for with these types of shots? My lego shots are no where near this level but I'd like to know if it's the lens choice or not as you seem to have great depth of field with a nice wide view. I'm gonna guess possibly a 60mm macro? Superb shots btw!!

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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Four Bricks Tall

I was relatively active on the LEGO side of Flickr from around 2006-2012ish, but the platform and the community seem to have changed a lot since then. Would you ever consider writing a guide to getting started and/or restarted there as a LEGO creator?

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Nov 4, 2023Liked by Four Bricks Tall

Thank you Anna for the feature! Great post. I feel the same way about Instagram. Usually I'm just scrolling through it because I'm bored. The photos are too small to really enjoy, so I rarely comment. Like you, I usually keep in touch with people through DM's. One of the things I really like about Flickr is that some of us have been there a long time commenting on each others photos and it feels nice to have "known" these people for over 10 years. It feels like a real community.

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