There are many things that I have noticed about being a blogger that are the opposite of what you might expect. Let me list a few…
- Listing stuff makes a daily post easier.
- I have posted something on WordPress as a blogger every day for five hundred and eight straight days. I will try to hit two years in a row without missing a day for the second time.
- Writing every day makes the ideas flow more easily rather than running out of ideas. The well refills faster than I can drink its waters constantly.
- My most popular post is Be Naked More , which gets views practically every day, but including artistic nudes randomly in a post does not increase its views and popularity even when I put “naked” and “nude” in the tags.
- Reproducing artwork on a blog is difficult when you draw things too big for your little scanner/printer. No matter how good the camera and how bright the lighting, white becomes gray, and the sparkle and luster of good colored pencil color is lost.
- Good writing becomes more about writing less. But it also has to be more carefully crafted. The more I brew prose in my black cauldron of a blog, the more it seems to boil down to poetry.
- Readers don’t seem to object to metaphors and purple paisley prose as much as editors and book reviewers do.
- I like writing purple paisley prose (overly-complicated grammatical structures with alliteration, metaphor, and asides that interrupt the flow like this one… taken to the extreme for humorous effect).
- Art pieces can be manipulated and re-used or re-combined to make something new out of something old. Computers make art editing infinitely easier.
- Most people don’t actually read your blog all the way through. Some just like it for the pictures. If you actually read this far, you can let me know with a smiley face in the comments.
- There are many, many good writers on WordPress… as I am sure there are on other blog sites as well. I despair of being able to find and read them all. If you are reading this bullet point, you are probably one of the ones I have found and read and liked. Blogging becomes a mirror that shows you your own self more naked than naked… not just what is under your clothes, but what you look like to yourself in your own head. And the more you walk around WordPress naked like that, the more you want to show it all off. (How’s that for an idea that will pull in the readers from the lonely parts of Siberia?) 🙂
6 responses to “The Irony of Regular Blogging”
I really love original and creative metaphors in reading fiction. I often write them down at blank end pages of a book.
That is a wonderful reading idea. It makes stealing good metaphors easier. I will have to steal that idea. Thank you.
Oh, please steal away with my blessing.
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