Why do you write a blog?

This is rather embarrassing, I have not posted anything in this blog in over a year, and as you can see, I have deleted all previous posts.

Why, I hear you ask… I am not sure, I found them to be boring and they were just copies of my regular newsletter which is hardly the point of blogging is it…

What is the point then? Well, I feel slightly overwhelmed by all of the information out there on the net about blogging, being honest in blogs, being authentic, being oneself and not just the polite apologetic face of some boring company blah blah… I am kind of struggling with what I should or should not be saying, who gives a damn about what I think or feel or what goes on in my little bubble of a world, my struggles as an artist, as a person, as a human being.

Should I be myself, warts and all and be the kind of artist/blogger who lets the whole word and their mother into their private life.. Hmm, I don’t think so, that makes me feel a bit uncomfortable. But at the same time, I feel the need to express some of myself. But how can I just give some of myself?

I am an artist, that is what I do when I create art, give some of myself…. The artist pours their soul onto the canvas, so why I feel slightly queezy about doing the same thing in text on the world wide web is beyond me. I feel a bit confused and like I am contradicting myself. Not sure even why I am writing this or what I am going to say next.

Who cares though. Who cares. Blogging feels self indulgent somehow. Yet I have a sudden urge to just do it. Thats what I do when I post random facts and statements on my facebook status updates and twitter… Blogging is an extension of those things. I am joining the new online revolution.

So I think I will conclude that this blog will not be an online journal into my personal life, as in deep dark secrets from my past and what I had for breakfast this morning, or a live update of me having a miscarriage in some boardroom somewhere… No. But I will be honest, try and reach out to anyone who cares enough about the issues that we face in our society. Open up frank and honest debates which are hopefully interesting. Post pics of my art, discuss art projects, old and new. Discuss the art of other artists, review exhibitions as and when I can be bothered to leave my flat/studio and stop being such a hermit.

As I read new stuff about my craft, and the crazy art world, I will post, in the interests of learning and passing on info to anyone who is interested… Expect the unexpected though, if that makes sense. Ill be posting about random unimportant in the grand scheme of things silliness and tomfoolery just because i can be silly sometimes.

Life is too short to take oneself too seriously.

Thank you for reading 🙂


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