With a commitment to building a more vibrant blog, I signed up for the 4-week Blog Triage class with Cynthia Morris and Alyson Stanfield. Today’s assignment is to describe the people I want to visit and read my blog.
-Other creative and artistic people who are interested in my work and process
-People who are not artists, but are interested in art and learning more about textile art
-People who enjoy creativity and design
So then what do I want to get from writing a blog? Well, that's hard, as it's not at all where I started. I used to write my blog as a journal to document my fitness plans and fitness lifestyle. But that became so boring, and honestly, it felt preachy. I also got a lot of criticism about my fitness and diet choices, and the last thing I want/need/like is criticism (this applies to everything in my life, so should we meet in person, please don't tell me I'm looking chubby or need a new wardrobe...I can't handle it!).
In the past few years I've let my blogging slip as one of the other problems I've come up against is just feeling like all that I posted was too personal, and while when I first started blogging that was fine, it's now unacceptable and unprofessional to share anything personal that isn't positive and uplifting. And that's where I fell off of the posting wagon...I didn't have anything to post along those lines.
I also didn't produce much work in the past two or three years, or at least none that I really wanted to show to anyone. So I didn't feel motivated to post about my process or many completed projects (and I figured it wasn't very exciting to show readers a trashcan full of junk art!).
What I want now is to turn all of this around and start posting about my process, the physical process and the contemplative process. And I want to be able to create posts that someone finds interesting to read. Hopefully this class will help me put all of that together.
And just so this isn't a totally boring post, here's a picture of a lovely Japanese Maple I took in San Jose last month: