When I first decided to start a blog it was originally to a) market myself as an artist and increase my presence on the web. And b) having an easy way of updating my site frequently. It both seem like the logical next step and is also recommended in various “how to market yourself as an artist”-sites.
Looking around reading other blogs I found that some of them kept writing things like ” ill write more later, no body is reading this anyway..”
I don’t know about everyone else, but as a reader that sort of comment really puts me off. On me that has the same effect as telling me: “stop reading, this has no value”. I mean if the author assumes that nobody is reading it, logically that would be because the author sees no value in his or her blog, why else would they assume nobody reads it? And if the blog’s creator doesn’t even appreciate it why should you?
A few weeks after starting this blog I find myself not worrying about how many people read the blog or how I can increase that number. Instead I find it surprisingly rewarding and relaxing, a lot less than a chore like I thought of it at first and more of a liberating option at my disposal. I actually really enjoy writing down my thoughts on art and bits and pieces about life, if nothing else because it is such a great way of flaunting my vocabulary and improving it further. Ha ha ha and considering how I am a predominantly visual person some practice every now and then wont hurt.
– jeanie mester