Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to Continue On...

I recently noticed that my blog had passed its eleventh year in existence and that made me sad because it's mostly dead now. In the beginning my blog was a way for me to communicate with others. HB and I live in an area where we knew almost no one, and the older we got, the more difficult it was to meet people. I lived a very quiet life and craved some interaction with people.

Starting a blog seemed like a good idea. I built up a little following. And then it all went away...a combination of my own neglect, and people changing to more instant forms of interaction. And I also got a lot busier with my art.

I think I'll try keeping my blog going for a bit longer, and maybe just do a post once a week to see what happens.

Keeping an art journal is still something I love doing. Here is a spread I did recently in an old World Atlas I bought...it's huge!

I do love me some bright colors!!

Do you think I should continue with this blog or call it a day?


  1. I hear you about the blog
    Has the time of the blog ended and morphed into instrgram that's what I think has happened. I think you should continue your blog and show your amazing art

  2. Hi Janet, I do think the blogs are all just about gone, but once a week posts would be lovely! Are you on instagram? I miss the old blog days frankly, I loved reading everyones blogs on a daily basis!

  3. Congratulations! And do keep it going, my friend, because I so enjoy it when you do post. I can't get into the other media. FB is OK but not to really share, just to check in. And I don't tweet or instagram. I love the detail, friendship and connection that blogging brings. I plan to continue till no one comes and I hope you do too!

  4. Anonymous1:52 PM

    I think you should keep your blog, I always check your new post to see what new piece of art you are working on, please keep posting!

  5. I'm always glad to see a post from you and some new art. I still enjoy reading blogs. It does seem however, that they are going by the wayside, in favor of the others that I don't do...FB, Instagram, etc. I don't post much on my own blog anymore. I'd like to, I do have an interesting life..somedays, but not always what I think anyone wants to hear. If you post only once a week, that would be wonderful..doesn't have to be art. I must say, I DID miss your Academy Awards post this year! I know I do owe you an e-mail.

  6. I am so in love with your journalpages Janet. Please keep posting them ♥

  7. This post is so relatable. The blog culture is not what it once was with instagram on the scene. I love instagram, but also love more in depth posts. Personally, I think I am going to try to revive my lonely blog. I think it is worth continuing on.

  8. I love your bright colors too. Keep on! Even just once a week is good. thats what I am down to, but sometimes think about a mid week post. At least, it's still there if I want to, and Friday haiku gives me reason to keep writing and blogging.

  9. Now wait a minute, I just find you and you're talking about ditching the blog. There are a lot of us out here that could instantly relate to why you started to blog in the first place. I'm an aging one legged woman who craves color like it was food, pleasurable and life sustaining. I spend very little time on blogs by people who hide behind their art. They don't have to actually interact with their readers, encouraged by the trend for a limited number of characters.

    No one has to know the person behind the art, a real person or random marks that come from the shallowest aspects of the artist. I understand art that is so personally deep the artist lets it do the talking. Those folks don't tend to blog. If they have to be online to sell, they hire a good site builder that can maintain it.

    If you weren't able to create, teach, write, and also share yourself, you wouldn't have been around as long as you have. I'd love to see you stick around, show the newer bloggers how it's done and continue the mutual nourishing relationships you've developed.

    Please ignore me if I'm full of beans. I'm new here and should probably keep my mouth shut.....

  10. Thank you for such a wonderful comments! I truly appreciate it. And because of your comments I will continue to blog as often as possible. It may only be once a week. I'll do the best I can to keep things going.


Thanks for taking the time to visit me and for leaving a comment. I appreciate each and every comment and will answer any questions via email. Otherwise I will respond to your comments with comments of my own on your blog. I love the blogging community!!