Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Making Good Art - My Blog

Blogging is not a new prospect for me. I have another blog on Weebly, and a photo blog on Tumblr.

However, my Weebly blog has recently been neglected so I really want to try to keep this blog going through out the coming months. I want to be able to look back at the end of the school year and have a long list of posts that I can scroll through, reading my thoughts, ideas and opinions that have been so neatly arranged into the shape of a post.

So here are 2 questions that I want to answer, to not only give all the wonderful people that are reading my blog a sneak peek of my future blog, but also for me to be able to picture how to release my  inner writer though the means of posts.

What will I do to make the most out of my blog?

In order to make the most out of my blog, I will not force myself to write. I think that the best time to post something is when you have an idea in your mind, that you would like to write down, to remember. Instead of squeezing water from a cactus, find an oasis. Sometimes you are a cactus, with ideas hidden deep down inside your subconscious mind, but others you are an oasis brimming with creativity. 

If you force yourself to write, you will probably end up with a dry piece (I'm continuing the cactus metaphor!) that is obvious to everyone that it didn't come from the real you. But if you just let the words flow, you may find that you have written a piece that is fresh, new, and contains the real you. 

What questions will I ask?

To discover myself, I must ask questions. A weird fact is that: you will never ever see your face, in person. Only in the mirror or in a photo. You can never.... look at your face. 
Got you thinking, hasn't it? These kind of thoughts pass through my head every day. And the even stranger thing is: the thoughts are more like questions. Instead of thinking, 'horses like grass', I think: 'why do horses like grass? do horses like the taste of grass, or is it just natural to eat it?'
In most of my posts, there will be an answer to an invisible question. The question may not always be obvious, but it will be there, hidden. Because I question everything. 
I want to ask more about myself, who I am, what I stand for. I want to ask more about the world, what it is, how it is now, and how it will be in 200 years time. I want to ask more about the future, the past, and most importantly, about the present. I want to discover myself and my surroundings by asking questions. 

This video is from the Science Channel. Ok, it's a science ad, but still, look at the deeper message. 

Remember; question everything.

And finally, on the subject of questions, here are some to finish off with...

Why do people want to share things with the world, on a blog?
What kind of media do people like to see on blogs the most?
Do people prefer it to have their feedback from friends, teachers or strangers?
Anonymity: is it a good or a bad thing? Why do people want to be anonymous?
How could blogging help you, the reader, to discover yourself? 

I think that discovering myself will be coming up a bit in the next few blog posts.

Feel free to answer in the comments, but you don't have to, it's just something to think about. 

From the Purple Owl ;)

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