In a blog post by Adam S. he mentions about great bloggers and great writers are different. I ask him how and like most the people I’ve asked how or why to, they throw the question back at me without answering it themselves. He’s the one who made the statement, why do I need to answer my own question. When people do that, “throwing the ball back into my court”, it makes me question how valid they find their own statement to be. Not the validity of the statement itself. But instead of getting into a rumble on his blog about that, I answered him. I think not every great blogger has to be a great writer, yet on a personal note I find myself being drawn only to bloggers that can write. The ones who use their words as much as imagery if not more than. Images can attract as much as they can distract.
In a past blog post of my own, I mention how I rarely put in images or graphics into my own writings (or bloggings). I’ll add to that, I will add featured images if the blog layout I desire requires it because it would look silly without them. Luckily I fell into one that I like and can do with or without the featured images.
Some bloggers who may think they are not such great writer’s will use images and memes to elaborate and supplement their posts and do so with such ingenuity it makes them a great blogger. Some are great writer’s and know themselves to be will place images not to supplement, but to heighten the piece. Then there are bloggers like myself who use only their words because they are too lazy to create images to go with their work. Unlike how Alice feels in Alice in Wonderland, I don’t read picture books so I think the ability to string along words to produce imagery in someone else’s mind or to make them think from only my words is important. It’s something I practice everyday because I love to read and I love to write, I just choose to write in a blogging platform.
Back to Adam’s post of being either the Art blogger or Conversational blogger, black and white I’d fit into the Conversational category. But in a world with color, I fit easily into both. Art is my words, my craft, my thing. I don’t need pictures to be artful. To you or someone else art can be pictures and graphics and images and sculptures or music. Whatever you deem your creative talent. I think everyone is creative in their own right. The accountant in the office, numbers are her thing. She can’t draw, doesn’t paint or write, but she puts numbers together to make a big picture down to the penny. I cannot do that. Even simple math throws me. That C.E.O for that major company that’s world wide, power is his craft and leadership his thing. Lawyer is law, Judge is law and decisions, Pharmacy Technician is medications and customer service. It may not be deemed “creative” to the people at large, but if you’re good at something, at anything artsy or not, it’s your talent and your craft.
My words are my self-proclaimed art. I use my words. Just because I want you to, does not mean you have to, but I want you to use your words. What do you have to say?
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