In one of the small tents at the Annual Viking fair at Lindholm Høje, I found this man cutting a traditional Viking dragon in wood.
This blog has existed since 2004 in various incarnations. I actually started blogging a couple of years earlier, from a sub domain provided by my Internet Provider back then, but d-noc.dk started back in 2004.
In the beginning I wrote in danish, and about all kinds of topics but over time it turned into a photography blog.
I had trouble making the site grow, and decided that I would be able to reach a bigger audience if I wrote in English. Now, some years later, I must admit that it did little difference, if any.
It has been very frustrating to try so many things and still end up feeling like I were going nowhere. I ended up thinking about the big "why?" and came to the conclusion that in order to make this blog really shine, I would have to put a lot more work into it than I am willing to do. When you do something, you must consider the effort, and the reward. What is the reward for me?
I don't want to be a blogger, so no reward there.
I don't want to make a living of my photos, so no reward there.
So.. all work, no reward. Why bother then?
Until now, for the fun of it. But now, things have changed. I do not have unlimited time in my spare time, so I have to consider if wasting time on this blog is really worth it. To be honest, it is not. Not right now at least.
So the blogging will be turned down to an absolute minimum. It will be a place for me to post my photos every week, and most likely that will be it.
But judging by the limited audience on this blog, I don't think it will be a big loss.
Sometimes you just have to admit defeat and get on with better things...
The Instructor and Referee in a Viking game where two boys or men would hold their hands on a ring and then try to wrestle each other so that their opponent lets go of the ring.
Taken at Lindholm Vikingemarked, Denmark.