Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Work in Progress and Impermanence
So here I am again, in a familiar place. Questioning everything. The importance, the relevance (or lack thereof as the case may be). Today, a friend said to me that blogs are corny. That gave me pause, I've heard many descriptions of blogs, but well, frankly, corny wasn't one I had heard. Blogs are certainly obsessive, and most bloggers by definition have ADD. You have to have ADD and OCD to succeed as a blogger. Your audience needs constant new content. When I was part of corporate America, blogs and coffee were an important part of my morning. I'd much rather read a blog than a newspaper, and I love hearing unique voices. I've also heard bloggers described as self absorbed, or arrogant. I can kind of relate to the self absorbed description. After all my blog is all about me. My likes, my aesthetics, my work. For some reason, I have an intense need to share. Perhaps that's part of being an artist. Or perhaps that's part of being a human. We seem to have a need to document our lives. Never in history have we documented so much.
Whether or not this is a good thing, eludes me at the moment, and will probably consume my thoughts for the next few days. What I do know is this: I am grateful to have a voice. Grateful that there are a few people who have taken the time to listen to my voice, and grateful that I am participating in a small way. Does it really matter? What do you think? I'd love to hear from you my dear readers.