Misty Sakonnet Point from Newport
I came away with the realization that we are all our worst editors. What I mean by that is that the first criteria when choosing an image for printing or further consideration is that the image stand on its own regardless of when or where it was taken, or who the subject may be, or what the situation may have been.
Martin Luther King on the Lincoln Memorial steps? Absolutely powerful whether you know who he was or not. Lincoln captured in a snapshot at Gettysburg just before his address? Interesting historical photograph to be sure, but not art.
How many times have you 'promoted' [printed, shown, shared] a photo mainly because [to be honest] it had meaning only for you due to where, when, why it was taken?
Step back and try to look at your work with a totally objective eye. You can't do it. Only a dispassionate viewer can. And if that viewer also has a discerning eye you may have found your editor. Every photographer and writer and filmmaker needs one.
Another approach I've heard about is putting your work away for a year after shooting. Really. Don't look at any images you shoot today for an entire year. By then you'll have lost most of the emotional attachment and should hopefully be able to judge each image completely on its own merit.
Don't think I have that kind of willpower. Or even want to. I learn too much from each day's editing. Guess it worked for Garry Winogrand though.