Anyone out there reading this blog?
Class demo yesterday at LAAFA...
Has Facebook/Twitter replaced the blog forum? The quickie FB/ Twitter t snippet better than the rambling blog post?...I am beginning to think so.
I have been blogging for a while now. My blog has not hit the stratosphere of blog hemisphere. I know that. I am pondering this...
One of the problems with blogs is that they are self-promoting in the extreme...Facebook and Twitter you self promote in exactly the same way FOR SURE but have a word limit. This could is a good thing. It is less obvious (still the same promoting however). It is a fast-food snippet WORLD. Unlike blogs that have to be found. You have to get people to them, writing witty stuff, posting great pics, and this takes time. FB is somewhat easier it seems to me and a helluva lot less writing and effort.
FB/Twitter...aka... a chicken McNugget. Tasty morsel. Fast down the hatch. Not much left to show for it. Burp...And definitely wanting more...nothing substantial.
A good blog should be educational and fun. The best are. I knew when I started blogging that I had to make it readable and hopefully offer something personal of my world sharing around the arts. And, yes, of course self-promoting....
But I think blogging could be done for me. Few post. I am not hot. Sad but true..
I am beginning to feel for me blogging might now be narcissistic in the extreme. I ramble on to a few devoted. I don't quite see who reads because few post...which raises my question.
Compare to FB/Twitter... if you are super-fab you will get at least 15 responses to a mindless listing. Fun to watch who the super-fab are.
Watch how the successful male artists, especially on FB, seem to get a huge response. I have yet to see a female artist I know of on FB get quite the same response to the men. Shoot me men ok!
Male or female, everyone seems to want a slice of the successful life/art/desire pie on FB. Posture. posture, posture...
Hey, if you are really successful, just tell them on FB what you had for dinner, and you will get a post or five. Don't need to share any color theory at all. But you are keeping your profile way high. Sometimes people share in such a careless way (I am having a hot bubble bath right now folks, FB'd by a female artist) that it is not sharing at all. That is just too much personal laundry on the global washing line.
I get some responses on FB, more than on my blog. SAD for me as my blog is super personal and takes me way more time. And I enjoy it way more than FB. By the way, I had pasta for dinner. And I didn't take a picture on my I Phone. Sorry.
So as I head to France, thinking I should take the time to find that remote Internet cafe in this tiny 15th C medieval town, take time to write my thoughts, share, which I enjoy doing, but time away from painting nevertheless, I wonder is it really appealing to people? Am I wasting my time? Should I just load up an image on my phone, twitter a line or two, and FB a post?
Or, snakes alive, just write personal thoughts in a lovely journal that a dear student/friend gave me at the end of this semester to take to France. Hey, what a concept. Keeping our thoughts and daily rumblings private like they did in the old days!
You let me know...blog or not...post!