Welcome to my new blog!
I am not new to blogging though – I started journaling online in 2007 at Colorado Art Studio which is now defunct. At the time, Colorado Art Studio was my ceramic business name and about 1.5 years ago I changed it to Ceramicscapes and in a momentary urge to purge, “out with the old – in with the new”, I deleted it. I still have a backup and every so often, I contemplate importing the contents for posterity’s sake. I regret deleting my old blog.
In the past year, I’ve asked myself if blogging is still relevant? I’m not sure what the answer is to this question. With the popularity of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social sharing sites, it’s so much easier for people to interact on a single platform or two. Yet, I have come to the conclusion that any traffic, while nice, is irrelevant. I am in the process of shifting how I work and want to document the process for my own sake, albeit publicly. Plus, I find other people’s blogs to be a fabulous resource when I’m interested in what they do, what their motivations are and how they work.
Recently, Michael Kline and I had a brief discussion via Twitter about blogging and whether it’s a. relevant and b. how to name a blog. Ultimately, I decided to start a fresh blog using my real name. (Sawdust and Dirt is one of the first blogs I started reading back in the day.)
If you’ve landed here now and have read this far, this is my first post. The date of my first post isn’t random either – today is my birthday. 😀