I started a blog well before I had a website. It was suggested by a photographer that I start the blog and write something as often as I could and be sure to add pictures. Easy for him to say, being a photographer myself, I know you can take a photo and have something to talk about in hours, on the other hand I wanted to blog about being an artist, but my paintings take weeks and months. His advice was good, keep the viewer interested, so I started blogging about my progress and process. It kept me motivated and it was a lot of fun. A while back, the ability to publish it became more difficult and I quit blogging. Then tonight as I was updating my website with scans of new paintings, I came across this blog section...duh, you'd think I would have known about it before. Oh well, that's just the way it goes; probably did know about it, but since I had another blog on blogspot.com, I paid little attention.
Blogging seems to be the way to go these days, everyone and his dog seems to have one, seriously, I'm sure there are some dogs out there with their own blogs. Wish I would have thought about that sooner, that would have been way easier, and I'm sure my dog would have been game. (See photo of my best little buddy, she's fun and sweet and loves to bark).
I have to admit I don't read many blogs, I used to read my friends and family's, always wanting to be supportive, and a few of them I'm sure, read mine. Recently, I have found some new ones that are quite interesting, but finding the time seems to be the challenge.
Writing has been a therapy for me, especially when things are going south in my life. After my husband died, I wrote all the time, maybe I was writing to him, maybe just to myself, whatever the reason, it really helped me sort things out and work through my grief. I think I'm a better writer when I'm sad, which is kind of sad in itself. I actually think writing whether it's journaling, blogging, whatever, is good for everyone to do. It really does help put things into perspective. Sad or happy, I'll give it another try.
So this is entry one in my new blog on my existing website, so I'm not 100% I should consider it a new blog, or just an unutilized one. I'm also not sure if anyone will read this, not sure how to publish it, I guess if you read it that means I figured out how to published it....or did I? You could say this is just an experiment. I really should just be painting instead of writing a blog post and blogging. So experiment one, did you read this? Let me know, it's always good to know if there is anything to these things. Better yet! Let me ask this question: do you blog? and if so, what about? include your link and I'll have a read.