The gist of the post (please read it for better understanding) is that most artists’ blogs fail because they fail to understand why people would want to read an artist´s blog. which, the post claims, is not because of the art.
i replied to this post in the comments section, but haven't had a reply so far. i repeat my comment below:
well. i’m an artist and i blog about art as well. personally, i think writing and creating visual art are very different forms of expression. primarily, a visual artist might be expected to be a leader in the visual expression forms, i’d say.
so posting her or his images isn’t quite a failure. not in itself. it’s what artists do, after all, putting images in the world.
the failure starts when people don’t take the trouble to appreciate what a visual artist has to offer.
if someone would tell you: hey i’ve found this terrific band, you should read their blog…wouldn’t you scratch your head and say: why don’t you give me a youtube link??
i’m serious here.
it’s sad to see the VISUAL aspect of art being relegated to the backseat by … artists themselves.
so, although i recognize the good intention behind this post, i have to disagree as well. all this talking about art certainly helps many people to appreciate the art and the artist more. but this doesn’t necessarily make the art itself any better.
if as an artist you are faced with the choice: to blog beautifully about your mediocre art or to write a mediocre blog about your beautiful art…i hope you make the right choice.