When I asked earlier in the week why you’re not blogging, Kathy Eyster commented:
Why don’t I blog? Well…I’m an introvert and I don’t necessarily *want* to tell everyone what’s going on with me!
She may have been halfway kidding because she said more than that, but the plain fact is: You don’t have to tell everyone what is going on with you! This blog certainly doesn’t do that! I would quickly lose my loyal readers if I wrote too much about how much time I spend trying to find good gluten-free recipes. They’d surely leave if they knew how often I break to play with my kitten, Tofu. And who wants to hear about how sore I am after yoga class or how much I cried during the recent episodes of Grey’s Anatomy? Or how frustrated I am because my husband’s broken ankle means he can’t even carry a plate to the table?
Nope, my readers are here to find out more about the business of being an artist. Sure, I personalize stuff every once and a while. You’d be disappointed if I mentioned Tofu and didn’t post a picture of her right here. But the truth is, that’s not why I blog. I blog to connect with you.
If my blogs are too personal–too much about me–you wouldn’t come back. Likewise, if I try to sell you something every time you visit, you’d quickly get bored.
My blog has purpose, focus. It’s not a personal journal. It’s a business-building tool.
And a picture of a cute kitten goes a long way any time, anywhere.
Top Image: Kathy Eyster, Shades of White, Philipsburg, Montana. Photograph.
Bottom: Tofu in dryer.