I fear that Facebook has taken away my need and desire to blog.
It is so easy to pop up a picture of what I’m working on, what I’m doing, what’s for dinner or fermenting on my counter top.
Time once spent blogging is easily taken up by browsing what everyone else is currently doing,on Facebook.
I am able to show my works in progress and the completed pieces on Facebook on my business page and now I am even able to sell them on my Facebook store page.
I have gotten good at putting deeper thoughts and musings into short, concise status updates and enjoy the interaction with others as a result. The blog does not work so much that way.
So, where does this leave my blogging? Do you even feel you have time to read blogs anymore? I find myself skimming my blog list once in a while now, scrolling through the pictures, scanning past most of the words. Have you read this far? If so, it’s probably because I’ve been writing in one sentence paragraphs.
I’ve been a busy bee behind the scenes and I’ve decided that since I can’t keep up with blogging to extent I want to I will at least snap some quick photos with my camera phone and keep you up to date on my facebook page. Not my personal facebook page, but my official Lori Greenberg Glass Art facebook page that I’ve had for a few years but haven’t used it. It’s dusted off and ready for you to follow. I finished (almost) the other side of the Dali piece and you can click on over to see the steps.
Did I show these guys? Yes, I’ve been squeezing in some studio time and trying to take some pictures along the way for the time that I can sit down and blog like I mean it. I do mean it. Really. There are many thoughts that pass through my brain during the day that make me think, “I really want to blog that. I have a lot to say on this subject.” And I really really do want to it. Unfortunately I am realizing that if I don’t do it that day, it passes. Even if I write it down, it doesn’t hold the same passion later as it did in the moment.
I feel kind of sad about that but I guess I’m grateful that I have passion come and go at all.
But anyway, these guys are cute and are waiting to be framed into pendants. I’m not hot on the electroforming path right now though. I’ve ruined a bunch of tshirts from chemical splashes and the last couple pieces proved challenging in getting the settings right. So many variables and it just seems like there is so much going on for me right now that I don’t have the time to sit down and troubleshoot. So, I’m kicking around new finishing method in my head until I feel ready to move on it.
Anyway…be sure to like or friend my official Lori Greenberg Glass Art Facebook page and add it to your newsfeed. I don’t know how that all works but, if you follow any pages regularly and you know how to do that, you might like the photo-rich experience I plan to provide as snapshots of my studio experience. I hope it will make up for my lack of meaningful blogging.
I want to blog. I really really want to blog. I have so many great ideas of things to blog about when I’m not in front of the computer then, when I get the time to sit uninterrupted to write they either don’t seem as great or they’re on a list out in the studio and I don’t feel like going to get it. As my mom would probably say, “If it’s that important to you, then you would do it.”
So, I’m re-examining…is it really important to me? Do I really really want to do it? I think I do. But I have other things I want to do first and then, when those things get done, I don’t have time.
Y’all know how it goes, right?