Why do I blog?
Why do I give myself the challenge of regular blogging? Especially as at the moment I am going through a phase of being rather blocked and un-creative? And then I get a bit worried that I cannot even blog properly.
Well, it’s easy really.
1. I have a stimulus – I don’t belong to a regular group and I don’t do frequent classes. Having a blog gives me a reason and a purpose to do stuff – without it I might just lapse into doing nothing which would then just add to my frustration.
2. I meet people – when I set out on this blog journey I had no idea how people would find me (or indeed if any ever would) but now I have regular followers and people who comment on my blog. And I feel I am becoming part of a unique creative community (and not just one in the UK – Kit pops by regularly and she is in Canada)
3. I get feedback – I put something up and people give me a bit of feedback – and I really welcome the constructive criticism. I don’t show regularly (I haven’t really been very brave) but this is a way of dipping my toe in the water of getting my work out there
4. If I have found a technique I want to share it – adult training is part of the ‘day job’ so I guess it is in my make up!
Just writing this down, makes me feel better. Right Whippet X wants a walk and I have books to do for Son No1 (all reasons why I cannot be creative! But valid ones – not housework).