| 08 December, 2011 01:29
I'm not new to blogging by any stretch of the imagination. In 2005 I began "Feel Free to Wander" using Blogger. Originally, my intention was simply to create some form of online portfolio. Since I'd wasted money on unused domain names in the past, I figured I'd give Blogger a try. It was free, after all, so what did I have to lose?
My first posts were just images with descriptions. No other text. No explanations. Almost immediately words began to sneak into the mix—a little context here, a bit of news there. By the time my blogging peaked in 2008, I was posting artist statements, small essays, and idle thoughts on making art.
It was in that same year that I began "Letters From the Inquisition," a second blog that was entirely recreational. I posted links, poems, essays, jokes, images, photos, and whatever else caught my fancy. It was fun.
Yet, as always, life changed. I found that I no longer had the time or inclination to blog as I had. I'd set up a proper portfolio website with Artspan, and no longer relied on "Feel Free to Wander" to display my work. My Facebook page, "The Art of Michael McDevitt" allowed me to easily post news, pictures, and late night thoughts. My posting frequency declined, and both blogs became completely moribund.
Yet here I am, starting a blog. Again.
Well, for one thing I want you to come to my website and look at my work. I want that little daily visits graph to get bigger. I'm not ashamed to say it. Yet, there's more to it than that.
I truly love writing, and the short, here-then-gone format of Facebook doesn't lend itself well to serious consideration. It's great for updates, process shots, and one-liners, but not for essays or serious ideas.
So here I am. Assuming that Artspan's blogging system proves satisfactory, I'll be posting short essays, links, and other art related items. I'll continue to use "The Art of Michael McDevitt" for unfiltered, behind the scenes updates, and news headlines will be on this site's homepage.
As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to comment here, email me, or head over to Facebook and post directly on my wall.
Thanks for your support. Art is communication, and your eyes make this all worthwhile.