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If you’ve followed this blog a while, you’ve noticed a change in format.  I’m often now posting things in apparent series, sometimes following the trajectory of a specific motif.  And I’m also posting more frequently. If you’ve followed the post for a long time, you’ll notice that I’m not as long winded.  I have chosen to go lightly on words and rely more on the pictures alone.

Everybody who blogs knows how difficult it can be to keep a blog going consistently, and mine has had long periods when it went dark.  So I had wondered this year whether or not it was time perhaps to stop blogging.

Then I realized how even in its haphazard ways, the blog has helped me keep track of my art over time.  Moreover, I’ve been reading a lot about goal-setting during the last year and I realized that the blog could become my means of tracking my progress through various projects.  Indeed, it can be my spur to “get the lead out” and get projects done more quickly.

So the blog has a new purpose now.  It’s chiefly a personal tool with a narrow and specific mission.  But who knows, it might become more helpful and/or intriguing to outside observers.  I hope it will. By lightening its load, perhaps this blog will become more entertaining for my internet friends — past, present and future.

As Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

My blog has a destination now — a place it wants to go!


6 thoughts on “keeping track

  1. I have been wondering about blogging as a personal tool and your blog is looking quite inspiring on that front. I am trying to be less perfectionist and worry less about offending people with the ideas I like to explore, as this just leads to self censorship, so less art.

    Blogging can certainly be helpful as a record of progress, at the very least. Yours is looking good from here!

  2. We stop for periods of weeks or even months (Nina is quiet now, getting used to a new job), but I agree–it’s a record of where we’ve been and are going that I, for one, wouldn’t do otherwise. And the community is solid. Carry on! (K)

  3. thank you, Janice — I find that blogging helps me develop ideas and to be more productive because it measures the pace of the work I’m doing — thank you for your kind words of encouragement

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