Most excellent, Seth. There's a conversation to be had - above and beyond the visual. I prefer to put mine in the context of a story. Sometimes the words are brief, other times - not so much. I like to think of it as introducing myself - and I don't want to offend nor put off anyone who enjoys looking at good art - ever.
Loving this series of posts. It can be tough to strike the right balance when it comes to censoring but really evident when that balance if off kilter.
Balance is the key word for me as I read your post. Like all the rest of your "C's", with out balance it all goes awry. xox Corrine
Your series, when completed, would make a very nice ebook.
lovin this series, Seth, and i feel the same about the negative rants or the ones that offer TMI...
More great advice. Love these articles as I consider myself a novice blogger!
Another great post in your Blog series Seth. Just one thing- never mind! LOL Seriously, I agree with what you say with the venue of an art blog. I think that strong personal opinions etc are acceptable and often actually looked for by some in "non art" themed blogs. Happy Thanksgiving! I have lots to be thankful for and you and your blog are most definitely included!
I love this series Seth. I have gone back and re-read the previous posts several times now. As a new blogger, I jumped right in and started blogging with "an idea" of what I wanted my blog to be and without any knowledge of blogging at all. Since then, my blog and my art are still morphing. This series is helping me grow as a blogger. Thank you so much!
Excellent advice, as always Seth. Thanks.
I love all these articles on Blogging, Seth. They are very thoughtful AND useful!!!
This is a great article Seth, I like your words on our blogs being a kind of conversation, you are so right... and I am with Jill, I am so thankful for your blog, her blog, and all the other art blogs out there. roxanne
I'm thinking that what your survey results are revealing is more like E for editing than C for censoring. Many time there are trenchant comments embedded in those passionate posts, and I love when I come across them. If one steers oneself to the common denominator, one risks H for homogeneity. But then I suppose that could be desireable if one's goal is to inhabit the broadest possible spectrum. I'm just starting to figure all this out for myself, so please excuse my unformed thoughts. I do enjoy your posts.
I made a decision when I started my blog to leave out political stuff, leave out stuff about my dog or my personal family, leave out negative rants.. art, garden, home, artists are usually all I write about. I did read a blog post recently about pepper spraying incident at UC Davis.. and I was shocked at the comments.. angry comments about how the kids got what they deserved and they were going to STOP following her blog..half the comments were supportive and half the comments were angry.. just like our country I think.. so it is really best to be careful in what one posts.. unless they want that sort of response and dialogue.
This blog is a valuable resource. Thanks for putting it together, Seth! This particular post I found interesting as just the other day with a blog post on my blog I found myself thinking about "How can I rephrase this so readers might be compelled to leave a comment?" I decided one way was to end the post with a question. In this post I get a feeling for the "censoring" is just another way of showing respect and being respectful or others and oneself.
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