Friday, January 7, 2011
Morning coffee & blog thoughts...
Anyways, here I am, with coffee in hand, trying to think about how I'd like the year to go. What I'm going to work towards and what I'd like it all to be about. First up: my blog.
I started this blog as a way to track my process and my journey towards being a ceramic artist and a painter. It was more of a dialogue that I was having with myself than with anyone else, because I really didn't have a lot of followers at the time and not a lot of people knew about my work or knew who I was. I thought that this would be a good place for those curious to come by and find out a little bit about me. And I think this has all happened rather well.
Some things that I've learned about myself when it comes to blogging is that I sort of care that someone reads this, and I sort of don't. Let's just say that it absolutely makes my day to have someone comment on something I've blogged about. And yet if no one comments or my stats are lower, I'll still keep blogging. I think this is a healthy attitude to have, and yet, sometimes I wonder what would make this place a better place to visit. Or I wonder what it would take to have more people feel like they can comment. Or that the conversation feels a little one-sided on my part and I've gotten a little tired of talking to myself.
So I feel like my blog is at a cross-road. There are some great paths that it could take, or it could just keep going like I've been going along. But somehow I am hoping to challenge myself into making it better. And in the process, have the motivation and the inspiration to keep it going.
I'd love your thoughts- do you have a blog? What is your motivation to keep writing it?
Thanks to those who have already taken advantage of my 'sale'. The studio is back in order, with clay ready to go for this new year!