Can we still be friends?
This post is about a failure – I cannot get this sketch to full color illustration (at least, not yet).
I can shelve it for now or throw it out to the world.
Nobody is paying me here – in fact, this blog thing is done mostly as a way for me to journal the progress of me, a regular guy, who likes music – and also takes some photos and draws a little.
Does that make me a music critic or photographer or artist? —-No! … It makes me a blogger in a sea of bloggers doing the same thing.
We are many and we are taking over the world.
This sketch was my attempt at figuring out this crazy world we bloggers operate in.
All these awards, likes, follows and prompts falling from the clouds of blogland.
Brand new bloggers with no clue in their tents writing one simple post and waiting for the magic to happen – here is a hint: It won’t happen by itself.
BUT – that brand new blogger that lights a little campfire by leaving some comments and spreading a little joy by throwing “like” buttons like candy from a parade float.
That guy has a chance.
Looking around this sketch – you might find my website in the neighborhood with the other friendly music bloggers (many thanks to them for letting me move in). 🙂
Here is another hint: If you make your blog about something—-anything—- and tag it as such—the other folks that do that same something/anything will try to help you if you let them.
Let them and visit them.
They will become your friendly “shire” in this crazy world – you will be like Winnie the Pooh having Tigger and Eeyore stop by——-you will move from your tent to a neighborhood on WordPress —NOW- you have a great chance at finding your voice and becoming a real blogger.
Whatever that means?
I think it means that you feel at home with your site and move forward with conviction and passion.
“It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.” – The wisdom of Eeyore explains how most of us feel about our sites.
So whether you are: music, photo, flowers, conspiracy theory or erotica. Whatever you are – there is a place for you here.
AND – thank you my friends – I am not going to list you and leave people out because this post is about inclusion. But you know who you are!
This sketch will need a follow-up post.
Hopefully I can add some color.
Cheers from the cave!