Sometimes it feels silly to try to keep up on a blog. After all, more time writing means less time drawing, right? Plus, who really cares what I have to say here? Am I just being vain thinking my random musings are worth other people’s time?
Could I ever help anyone with what I have to say?
Why not just wait to blog or post my drawings until I’m actually “good enough” to be an illustrator?
Good questions, self! I can always count on you to doubt my abilities and plans!
I’ll do my best to answer those questions for myself, and anyone else who wants to know or is thinking about starting their own blog.
So the only good reasons I can think of for having a blog, or doing most things in life, are because it helps myself or it helps others. And the optimistic/idealistic part of myself hopes that this blog can do both!
How I’m using this blog to help myself:
- Organize and better understand my own thoughts/goals/plans by putting them down in words
- Document and save my artistic progress-so I can motivate myself to keep going and see how far I’ve come.
- Motivate myself to be more consistent in creating and studying through peer pressure. (Thanks guys!)
- Learn other useful skills besides illustration like writing, blog tech, social media, etc.
- Let people know I exist!