So, one of my favorite people asked me to write a blog about a blog. I do requests, just so ya know. A Blog, according to Wikipedia – and who questions them? – is a portmanteau – a what? – of the term web log; but I think it’s actually an acronym for Blabbering Lengthily On God-knows-what, which I do weekly on a personal level and enjoy tremendously. So perhaps, now that I’ve been doing it for a while, and as we launch a blog for The Studio, I could re-define it as Building a Legend Out of Gusto!
Anyone can start a blog about anything or nothing and, as the numbers above indicate, millions upon millions have. So the fact that you’re still reading this is high praise indeed! I don’t like most blogs I’ve seen because they have no voice or they preach too much or they reblog other people’s blogs. And obviously there’s no screaming need for more and more blogs. Once you’re into triple digit millions, the point has pretty much been made.
But it’s a great toy to have and it’s free! For some, it’s what used to be an editorial but now there’s no editor to approve or disapprove the content. Scary. And you can trick it out as much as you want with gifs and tiffs and whatever your digital heart desires. Fun.
For me it’s more like a journal, a mental sketchbook, a way of taking my brain out for a stroll every week. I started it on a dare and was amazed to see how much I enjoyed it and more importantly how much others seemed to! I’m not curing epidemics here or solving the riddles of the universe… and maybe that’s the point. My goal is simply to make you and me smile and maybe go “Hmmmmm…” and to supply a break from the everyday by looking at the everyday from a new angle, preferably a jaunty one.
Humility and I have never been on a first name basis. But, as Erasmus once said, “No one respects a talent that is concealed.” And I think everyone has talent and everyone has opinions and everyone should build their legend, even if only in their own minds, so that they walk taller and enter a room with a purpose!
So write a blog. Share it… or don’t. Tell people about it… or don’t. Give it a theme… or don’t.
Fill it with pictures, load it with videos, make it meaningful, or funny, or important… or don’t. And if you don’t like it, stop. But give it a shot. What the hey? At the end of the day, there are no rules. A Blog… is a Blog… is a Blog.
And there you have it.
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.
– Desiderius Erasmus