Writing Everyday, Or Not

How A Steady Stream Slowly Trickled Out

GE McKerrihan
4 min readMar 5, 2023
Framed portrait on the street.
“Framed Street Portrait, by Samael Aguero” — Photo by Author

Writing on this platform can be many things. It can be great. It can be growthful. It can be joyful. It can become a habit. And it can become, boring.

I started flirting with writing here way back in 2016. Although I wrote very little, I read a lot. Like several hours a day. I was learning what it took to write online, and regularly.

When the partner program began in 2018, I immediately started paying my five dollars a month. It was a bargain, irregardless of whether I was writing, or not.

It was only a couple of months later, that I did begin to write and publish. Never a lot, more like a slow drip. And I continued to read, a lot.

Torn and graffitied street portrait.
“Street Portrait, by Samael Aguero” — Photo by Author

The series of portraits that accompany this story were created by the Oaxaca artist, Samael Aguero. I chose them because I am drawn to them.

I also chose them, because this artist seems to understand that creative success, does not occur overnight.

He is regularly pasting new portraits on the walls around Oaxaca City. He does so knowing that most will be defaced within a day or two. He is…



GE McKerrihan

I’ve been using the camera for nearly 50 years. I write about Photography, Art, Travel, and Life. Top Writer in Photography, Art, Creativity, and Inspiration.