Curious Meanderings from an Artist's World
Too cool to blog? It's only a word...
I hate the word "groovy".
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I always have, even in nineteen-sixty-whatever, when it was supposedly "cool" to say. No. Trendy words are in my opinion words which the speaker uses in an effort to be cool and fit in. And if you have to use trendy lingo in order to impress people, then you aren't really cool.
Because if you really are cool, you're just cool and you don't need to adopt some word that has been promoted by someone else as cool in order to be so.
Are you confused yet? Me, too!
To simplify it for you, the "g"-roovy word was just too Brady Bunch for me, and I was too cool for the Brady Bunch. (If you liked the Brady Bunch and said "groovy", I'm just teasing you, okay? I'm sure you're cool...)
Nowadays, I also hate the "b" word. It's so in. So 2008. "Blog." It even sounds crude. And the concept is egocentric, don't you think? I'm not going to Blog.
Actually I've been wondering if having a blog is a good idea or a bad one.
I started this the other day because I read in an another artist's blog that it is a good thing to do. He said, "It's a very good thing to do." And then he gave a bunch of reasons why he blogs.
Well, I've been toying with the idea for some time now but had managed to talk myself out of it, having read and been told it was a really bad idea. It takes too much time, for one reason. The other is that more than likely, no one cares what I think. Well, there's one more.
Maybe no one should know what I think.
In all honesty I am a bit of a loner and an opinionated one at that, so perhaps I shouldn't put myself "out there" like this. But because I like to write and this guy said I should, I decided to try this for a while. This. Not blogging.
So. What do you think about artists blogging on their web sites?
Do you have a blog, and if so, why do you do it and what do you put in it?
One more question. Have you ever in an effort to be accepted, blurted out that other word, "groovy"?
I'm just curious.