Writing a blog post about blogging is a bit like writing a poem about being a poet - just something I don't like to do very often. I'm doing it now because I want to clarify my thinking about this blog, what I'd like this blog to be, and the reality of what this blog is.
I wish I could figure out a way to live This Very Busy Life and keep up with blogging about it. I think it's the pictures that are my problem.
One, taking pictures in the first place. Documenting experiences changes the way I experience something, takes me right out of that moment of life, and into a place where I am observing that moment, thinking about how I want to capture that moment, and thinking about for whom I am capturing that moment. Whatever I'm thinking about, I'm not fully in that moment and experiencing it. I don't much like that, so I don't take a lot of pictures in the midst of things.
Two, when I do take pictures, I take a lot. And there's a huge time/decision/editing process I always seem to go through to do a blog post with pictures.
I really want this blog to be a several-posts a week blog. I want to share my artist's journey here in an ongoing way. So I'm going to have to deal with the picture issue and maybe sometimes make a blog post without a picture. And maybe keep the posts short.