I’ve got friends who’ve stopped posting to their blogs in recent years, going exclusively to social media to share their work. I’ve opted to stick with it – but why? I answer that in today’s video, along with showing a pastel drawing for your entertainment while I yammer!
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Watch the video below or click HERE to view it on YouTube.
To blog or not to blog?
I know some have given up on blogging – and I asked a few why that is:
- community not participating – few comments unless there’s a giveaway
- people just don’t subscribe anymore – they prefer quick posts on instagram
- the time it takes to type these posts, prepping photos to go with projects, etc
- cost of a professional blog and emai list
Still bloggin’ after all these years….why?
- my readers! love you all! especially y’all who DO comment, because you’re rare treasures.
- to be found on search engines because of all these word things
- organizing my content and repurposing old projects and share them
- maintain email lists where I can reach out to my peeps if social sites go down
- keep control of my content
You need to make your own decision depending on why you are blogging – why did you start? Is it still serving that purpose? Are there drawbacks to not having a blog?
I’m as slow as a lot of you at getting around to classes I signed up for! A while back I joined Colin Bradley’s School of Art – and now that I’m about to dive in to watch lessons, I thought I’d create a sketch with my gut-instinct style to compare to after I learn what I’m doing. Because right now I don’t know what I don’t know!
This was a relatively fast sketch, and small – so there wasn’t time for a ton of detail….and that background was way more of a mess than I thought it was going to be, and I’m looking forward to learning hoow to create transitions that blur vs sharp edges.
Is there something you want to learn? I recommend trying it on your own first, just to see what you can learn by instinct, then take a class from someone who knows what they’re doing. You’ll have a better idea what things you want to pay attention to, as well as may learn what you liked on your own before studying under a pro!
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