With the "Clay and Blogs: Telling a Story" Exhibit coming up, I've been trying to articulate why I decided to started and why I continue to blog. Quite simply, I started blogging because I have something to say. And since I work alone, there is no one to listen to me. That's where you come in.
I continue to blog because it has become something entirely different than what I had expected. Initially, I thought I would just chronicle the events, explain the work, and get it all out of my head. Like a writing assignment I've given myself. Then I realized that I actually enjoy writing.
However, I think the real shift came after I was invited to join this Exhibit, and I started readling so many other blogs. I thought to myself that if I was eager to sit at the computer and read about Linda's road trip, Michael's latest pottery challenge or Julia's chickens, perhaps others were just as eager to read about my crazy life. I entertained the possiblity that others might look forward to reading my blog, like I look forward to reading Tracey's, Gary's, and so many others.
During the TRAC Studio Tour last month, Steve Young came to my studio and interviewed me. I started out talking about my work, but since he was my captive audience, I got to talk about lots of things including blogging. The blogging clip is what he decided to include on his blog. Check it out here.