Category Archives: Blogging tips

Blogger A Liked Blogger B’s Comment: Wait! What?

It’s probably just me, but I didn’t know I could turn on “like” comments for viewers’ convenience. Okay, it’s on now. Hmph!

(Setting/Sharing). 

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The Window or The Mirror: Part II

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When artists choose to write or create what’s urgent or passionate for themselves while holding up the window for others to peer into their very inner core and layering a mirror behind their art, then people might be moved by that art and see a part of themselves in it. That’s my definition of truly powerful art.

An example? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee jumps immediately to mind.

To see a list of the most life-changing novels by women as posted in The Guardian, click here.

The Window or the Mirror: How Do You Write?

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Do your stats or likes influence the nature of your next post?

I was still ruminating over yesterday’s interview with artist Stuart Breidenstein. We had a great discussion on describing the artist’s life: creating art to fill orders, creating pieces to fill the store, finally creating art he’s interested and currently passionate about.

So my partner and I discussed the whole balancing act and then he brought up the idea that all artist (writers, jewelry designers, painters, musicians) have to make a choice: “Do I create what I want to create?” or “Do I create what I think others will like?”

My partner used the analogy of the window as art which allows insight to the artist’s soul and passions, independent of outside criticism. He suggested the mirror is a type of art which the artist creates so people will see themselves in it and like.

Since I’ve re-entered the bloggers’ world, I have to decide every day. Should I post things that I have a need to create and share? But what if I have no followers, no likes. Or should I post things I know my fellow bloggers would like? Creative versus commercialized art.

Is there a happy medium?

Beep Beep Boop?

Wait time response before creating a new post here: BEEP BEEP BOOP.

According to Urban Dictionary, someone posted that it’s what to say when:

1. you see R2D2
2. someone is laughing randomly or for no reason
3. people in a larger crowd chant something with 3 syllables and you yell “beep beep boop”
4. its silent in a movie theater and you need to lighten the mood

Ok, WordPress people. I would have preferred something like: “Please wait. There’s a change in shift for the mice.”