Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm Flattered

I've been thinking a lot about blogging lately. Some folks on the QuiltArt list were recently lamenting that posting links to blogs might be a frivolous effort to build traffic to an artist's blog. I happen to like seeing links to blogs. If I have the time to check something out, I will. I like the feeling of being part of a community of artists and I think blogs help us get there. In her book, I'd Rather be in the Studio, Alyson B. Stanfield sums it up well: "Blogs help you build an audience by connecting with readers on a very personal level." (pg 105) I agree; I feel I get a glimpse into the personality of an artist through their blog. This might be the personal connection I need to look further at someone's art. Leaving comments can lead to relationships which can lead to who knows what kind of opportunities. Still, though I do enjoy writing this journal, I often ask myself, "Is anyone reading this? Is it worthwhile?"

Well, I received a wonderful compliment from A. Carole Grant. She gave me A Sunshine Award, gifted by her to blogs "... that have positive and creative blogging." Isn't that nice? I'm very flattered. Thank you, Carole! This is a wonderful boost.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Your blog is very honest and positive and you deserve the award! Cheers!