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Why a blog? Why any of this? Part2

Part 2 of why I've chosen to start a blog and why it could be a good idea for me, and maybe others

Click here for part 1

following on from part 1

A blog allows a deeper level of sharing 

2) Sharing

I love reading other people's blogs and watching videos, talks etc. 

Not just painting related, but anything revolving around art and creativity, nature, science, business and much more. Basically anyone sharing something interesting, and doing it for the love of it, because they are passionate about it.

It's inspiring and makes me want to keep doing what I am doing.

It's fuel for the fire and there's a whole load of information at your fingertips. Information that might have taken weeks, months or years to accumulate purely on your own.

Putting ideas out there to be built upon or challenged is a great way to move forward.

As a person and with what you do, and how you do it. It could also help others to move forward and progress themselves; and so everyone begins to share and feed off one another.

Just one person taking one small thing from something I have shared would be great..!

How do I know this?

  • Because I've been a person who has read or heard something that really struck a chord!

  • Something that resonated deeply with me and altered they way I think.

  • Something that gave me a new insight or simply inspired me to keep going at a time when In was struggling to do exactly that.

I know how much I have learnt and benefited from others sharing.

So who am I to not share what I know?

To hold back on something that could inspire and enable someone else....

Which brings me neatly onto my final reason for writing a blog.

3) Paying it forward

It would surprising to find anyone out there, whether they would like to admit it or not, who has got to where they are if it wasn't for those who had come before them and pathed the way.

I owe a huge amount to many people who have shared what they know with the world and to many who have shared with me directly.

Those who have passed on their painting and creative knowledge, their inspiration, their time, their business knowledge, their wisdom, their friendship, their experiences....all of which without, I wouldn't be where I am now.

More specifically in relation to this topic of blogs and sharing online, there are artists who I have followed online for many years.