STOP...Look... After a trip to Maui, I found that I had hit a creative rut. I started paying too much attention to the volume of "Likes" and "Thumbs Ups" I was getting. I felt this pressure to keep shooting and worrying about ways to get those numbers up. I hated it. I started to hate sunrises...photography..creating. I'd look at one of my photos, feel good about it, compare it to other photographers..and then hate it. When I finally decided to stop paying attention to the noise, and just enjoy the process of creating...envisioning the shot, adjusting to the environment, and being outside...that rut magically disappeared.
From Awakening Hawaii