Tuesday, August 02, 2005

more grapefruit and more blogging

I've experimented very little with soft pastels and only have a box of 12 colours, but I like the various effects you can achieve. Maybe that's what I should work on after my enforced break from painting is over.

During this so-called enforced break I've been learning more about the world of blogging. Shame on Andy for showing me how to keep track of my visitor numbers and various other statistical goodies! He warned me that it was addictive and now I'm in trouble. Am I normal? How often do other bloggers check in on their stats? Bloglines has been a great discovery, too. I can now manage my blogroll more efficiently. What else is out there? (Haven't delved into Technorati yet.)

The article in today's Washington Post has made me think about the way excessive blogging can become something dysfunctional. At this early stage I can only see the pluses, the biggest being that if I don't want to "listen" I can just move on. What I do find interesting is that although 90% of bloggers are under 30, it's the oldies that are usually the best reads. 'Course I'm over 30. How is it for the younger bloggers? Do they just skip on by the oldsters for something more topical to them? And then there's the Main Question: am I destined to become a pasty-skinned bottom dweller with carpal tunnel syndrome and severe eyestrain who shuns all human contact, living in a room piled high with discarded pizza boxes, mumbling unintelligbly (occasionally shaking my fist) at my computer monitor?

I feel like ordering a pizza now...

6 Comments:

Blogger andy said...

Just wait; you'll be trying vanity searches next (i.e. Googling for your own name... yes, we ALL do it :-)

2/8/05 2:54 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Great site. Great work as well. I will be back to look around a little more. I have to go pay the pizza man. :)

Just kidding pizza was on Sunday. Tonight it is spaghetti.

2/8/05 6:52 PM  
Blogger onclejohann said...

As an artist friend of mine named Andromeda (can you imagine someone naming their kid Andromeda?) had said, and I paraphrase...

"There is genius in the quick impression sketch."

That may be true in the way you've managed to create an entire spectrum of color in this one pastel.

3/8/05 6:08 PM  
Blogger kyknoord said...

We are the Bloggers. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

4/8/05 3:02 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Now you're all just scaring me!

4/8/05 7:28 AM  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Hahaha.. I don't follow my blogstats simply because I cannot find the time to do so.
Apart from it being addictive, the stats may tempt one to blog for reasons other than the pleasure of it.
Btw: You have already been assimilated... ;)

5/8/05 3:00 AM  

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