I was feeling sort of bad about my blog and feeling like a blog slacker for not posting more often, and then I read Ricë Freeman-Zachery’s wonderful blog, Notes from the Voodoo Cafe. Read this post from Ricë for a dead-on take on this disturbing trend toward fame seeking and self-aggrandizement that seems to be growing in our culture.
It got me to thinking about why I actually wanted to have a blog. I started my blog so I could post some drawings and paintings for my friends and family and anyone else who might be interested and to write a little about what I was thinking about while drawing and painting the things I posted. I thought it might be fun to have a place to share this sort of stuff, mostly for the few people who may have some level of interest and to encourage myself to draw and paint more.
See, I don’t post anything unless I have something to show and something to say about it, however minimal. I’m really glad I read Ricë’s post today because it helped me clarify why I have this blog and what it means to me. And I know I don’t want it to be just one more thing to beat myself up about for not doing better, that’s for sure!
So I’m going to relax and post when I actually have something to show and to say. Yay!