I’ve said it before, so it may sound hollow by now: I really want to get back to blogging again. Yes, the exact same spot where we left things at the beginning of the year. (I went back to look at my post from Nov. 2020 as well, but today I’ll be addressing things backwards)
Here’s the deal: It seems I can either work on my stuff, and while I do think about how I could tell you about it, at the end of the day there isn’t time and the next day I just want to go back to working. Or I can do very little but spend a lot of time talking about it… Downside to getting a proper work space I guess! I’m getting to create my own art education in a whole new way.
I also tend to work on multiple things, maybe one for a period of time, but not so that I have a finished project. That way I may be able to tell you all about how I learned screen printing, and I made all these stencils – but I never got around to using them much because of ANOTHER project I wanted to combine WITH the printing, and then… or… and the project is still there in my head, but timewise, to you outsiders, it will seem like it died midway.
How do you create consistent content (say that quickly) like that? So I’ve been wondering if I could: not exactly go back to my old schedule, but work my way up to talking with you once a month + same with a newsletter. They say you gotta have one! Only thing that sells! CTA! Engagement! Chopchop!
And the rumours of blogging dying out. Even Instagram at some point. It’s all reels and tiktoks now. But I just know – I’m too stoic to go viral on video, end of story. I never ever say, in real life or otherwise
“Oh my Gooood! Hiii guys, so good to SEEE you! THANK you SO.MUCH. for tuning in to my feed tonight, we’re going to have so much FUN!”
Nope. Nuh-uh. Not in this lifetime. I also never really have a great hair day, or minute. When I try to look friendly in a photo, my mouth is a straight line. Just no.
In other words, situation is the same as last time I posted and asked: IS ANYBODY STILL OUT THERE? Well, let me see a show of hands, pls? And send me your still functioning blogs (see Q below), I need to start over.
I’ve been collecting topics in advance this time to see if that’s the way to go. And I know it’s also a matter of simply getting back into the habit of using words again.
My take on the difference between blogs and newsletters – the latter should be much shorter and you’re allowed to push items for sale. I don’t really have a tradition for doing either in here, so for now I’ll keep it that way unless you insist.
Lastly I need some advice:
- It seems bloglovin has died since I last used it. So what blog readers do you all use these days? Preferably non-platform specific, so that I can input your websites no matter which provider you use.
- All of the things I’ve been doing while not blogging, how would you like me to begin? From the beginning, the end, or just wing it? Forget about that and only move forward?
THE PAPER MACHE STUFF
I never got back to you on that topic did I? I think I was waiting to see if my new cone people where accepted to that juried show I mentioned. They were! But then it got postponed because of covid. Later on, the actual exhibition was set up but remained closed to the public except for the last two weeks. Because covid. So I wasn’t feeling quite as triumphant after 6 months as I did when it all began. Anyway, I did sell 2 geezers. So that was enough for me to want to make a new batch, 5 of which are hopefully going to another show in January.
And now I’m done with them. I want to make more critters and something completely new as well on that front. I’ll make a separate post, I promise. There should be plenty to talk about in fact.
Somebody asked me way back then if they were for sale. And they are. And I have a webshop which I sometimes update! Go check it out. I won’t pop up like a troll from a box asking you if you need assistance or glare at you if you leave emptyhanded. 😉
Next time round, and that WILL happen, because it already did, I’ll tell you about my open studios event in November. Since most of you are abroad there wasn’t much point to inviting you beforehand.
P.S. All this talk of newsletters – I’ve set up one in English and one in Danish. The content may not be the same, because I have yet to get my Danish website/blog up and running, so not many people see either one. Seems like every time I sit down to work on it, the template is outdated and needs to be changed, so when I’m done redesigning time’s up and I need to be somewhere else. Also, I may be losing my current server anyway, so now I just bide my time.