I see blogs as projects for unique avenues of thinking.
This blog is my thinking blog. It focuses on what I'm reading and chewing on. It's a collection provocative ideas and observations.
My music blog bombtune.com is like my music shelf. It's an ongoing library of new music finds from the current year. The post art is just as significant as the music. I like to dig around on the artist sites and social networks to select images of the musician. The stream — whether it's from Bandcamp or SoundCloud, contains the song/album art.
My fadesin.com blog focuses on creative ways to respond to prompts. WordPress does a great job in galvanizing its community by inspiring people to show their angle on a variety of topics and photography challenges. For the latter, rummage through my Google Photos to see what works.
Meanwhile, my Tumblr blog is more or less an aggregator. I cross-post there but also play natively within the platform by posting quotes and resharing cool GIFs from others. I also use my Instagram to dice up the array of posting.
Nevertheless, all of feeds tie together. They are ways of seeing, of which nothing becomes clear until I write it down and publish it.
“Blogs are like hammers. They are tools for building stuff.”Hugh MacLeod
Blogs permit me to show my work. The writing can be repetitive and thematic, which often means I'm trying to nail down the nugget or UBI (unifying big idea) of my approach. But at the end of the day, I want to say ‘this is what I made today.'
In short, blogging is another way to connect the dots on screen.
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