Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jigsaw - 16 NaBloPoMo - No Problemo!

Close up showing work on the area surrounding Boscastle, The wooden Seagull.

Well..here we are at the end of the National Blog Posting Month. No problem here as I tend to post almost every day.But looking around at others who have risen to the challenge is inspiring.I find it fascinating to think of all the millions of thoughts and words submitted to the electronic ether are there for all to read...but for what purpose?...is it a self fulfilling therapy?...do blogs fill a necessary public service?...there is no doubt that they carry information entertainment and a connectivity between individuals and groups....they provide identity, a presence ...a forum for expression.
I write to give myself a showcase for my work, an opportunity to share in response to those who show interest into the process of creating artworks...the creative nature that gives rise to and drives the artist to do what he does.For me the discipline of blogging has brought and brings me into a wider world, not only for my own gain and satisfaction, but to give me the opportunity to learn and develop my place in the world by connecting with people I'd never have the opportunity to communicate with otherwise.
For this author, blogging was a decision that has altered his life, and altered his life for the better.I do not regret setting out on this journey, perhaps I've said things that I'd rather not have,but on the whole, I've tried to be honest and realistic.I hope you continue to enjoy what I have to share......without you, I may as well pack up now!
See you tomorrow!

7 comments:

Tys on Ice said...

dont go just yet...the ride has barely begun...

this show aint over untill we meet and share a bottle of JD someday.

Devil Mood said...

Blogging is so many things at once. It's difficult to know what it is. Plus the internet world is still so recent, its true impact in people's lives is still very unknown.

Niall young said...

Tys...oh Boy!...it's worth it just for that prospect!!!!!I'd love to do that some day!

DM...you're right,I could not have imagined the experience I now have when I first begun....and I am so full of expectancy to see where I am in anothe rcouple of years.

Sue said...

Hi Niall
I love blogging and reading blogs so much, sometimes I wonder if I'm a little TOO into it! I know that friends I have that live close to me don't understand that I feel that I am also real friends with those of you who I read on the internet, and I'm not sure I understand it myself... but nevertheless, I love blogging, and I love reading your blog too!

Preeti Shenoy said...

Dont pack up. we're all here--though sometimes very quiet :P
Cheers
preeti

SarahA said...

Your thoughts run parallel to my own. I don't think there are enough hours in a day though to do justice to 'blogging'
So my apologies when I don't come to your place so often.Your artwork is very good, you.

Niall young said...

There's no way i'm going to stop blogging....not whilst I have friends to blog to!Thank you for your kind words...I stand with each and every one of you as a voice for free expression and inter cultural understanding and peace!