Flickr: We Need Counseling

The Jetty


Dear Flickr

What is going on with us? When we first met it was love at first sight, although you always were slightly aloof towards me. I loved your creativity and enthusiasm and you made me feel like anything was possible. Our relationship was easy and effortless and I couldn't wait to spend time with you everyday. Over the years our relationship matured: our initial lust may have faded but my respect for you remained solid. Recently, however, you've become incredibly distant and our relationship has become a chore.

What's going on with us? I feel like we're at a critical juncture. We both need to work on our relationship or just call it a day and walk away.

You seem to have so much going on in your life that you don't have time for me anymore. You used to give me gifts and pay attention to what I was doing but it has been so long since you noticed what I was doing I nearly fell off my chair when you put one of my pictures in explorer yesterday. But it's too little too late. I feel like you're complacent and that you're taking us for granted. Didn't you learn anything from you parent, Yahoo? Don't you remember what happened when Google came along and knocked her off the top. Don't let the same happen to you.

I know it's not all you. I know it takes two to tango and it's partly my fault too. I know I've sometimes posted unworthy images just to go through the motions and to say that I posted something but, as you weren't paying attention to me anyway, it didn't seem to matter. You're so busy with business and recruiting new friends you seem to be forgetting about those of us who were there with you from the start. Haven't you noticed our old mutual friends don't come round here anymore? They've moved on while you ignored them.

So it all comes down to this: we've both got to work at this thing or go our separate ways. I'm going to try harder; what about you?

Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | Editorial, Olympus Pen E-P2, ,