I would suggest reading the entire article to get the full picture but basically the monkeysphere is the group of people we keep around us that are identified as "people". We care if they get hurt and we feel emotion when something good or bad happens to them. Other people that are not in our "monkeysphere" are those like the people on a crowded street we walk buy or the annoying bank teller that is taking forever to process a deposit slip. We don't see them as people with feelings and emotions, we see them as beings that are there.
But what I found fascinating about the article is that scientists have found that the human brain can only allow about 150 people into our "monkeysphere". And if you think about it, this isn't very many. I mean, considering the population on the planet is roughly 7 billion.
So what does that mean for photographers and bloggers like me? Well it means that whoever is following your blog or considers you a friend has chosen YOU to be one of the special 150 beings out of 7 billion to care about. Thats pretty special if you ask me. So I guess if you want people to care about what you do. You have to give them a reason to choose you out of all those other people in the world. Pretty simple, right?
Maybe if you bring them ice-cream...