In January it will have been 2 years since I started writing this blog. This 2 year mark has really got me thinking a great deal about the purpose and message I am putting forth here.
To be perfectly honest, I only started a blog because every bit of marketing advice for artists seems to recommend writing one. The idea is to let people in on the art process. To let people know the “hows” and the “whys” of what an artist does.
Over time, however, the purpose of blogging has changed for me. It’s become a very important outlet and it’s become something I truly love doing. I’ve never considered myself a writer but the process of putting down my thoughts has really led me to the notion that I might actually have something to say.
Quite simply, I try to write about things that I think will either inspire you or inform you or even entertain you. I just write how I talk and I don’t plan very far ahead but it seems like something always comes to me at the moment I need to sit down and write. Funny things or sad things or profound things that happen to me often inspire me to find a deeper, more universal meaning.
Writing has become a way for me to connect. Art is a very solo endeavor. It’s just me and my canvas. No coworkers. No collaborators. Just me. And this blog helps me to reach out. To relate. To find out if you’re thinking the same things or feeling the same way. I guess we all just want to know that we’re not alone.
Along the way, some of you have let me know that certain things I have written about have inspired you to pursue creative endeavors. That’s an amazing feeling. That makes it all worth it for me.
So at this 2 year mark, I just want to say that I know no one has to read this and maybe sometimes I’m just writing a silly anecdote about some crazy thing that happened to me, but I want every one of you to know how much it means to me when you do read. Especially when I feel like you can relate. I’m going into this third year of writing with an even more determined purpose. I love this connection I’ve created with you and I hope we can keep it going. Thanks a million.