About two years ago, I set a goal for myself to write for 15 minutes a day. The intent was to work on writing brilliantly funny things. Good examples of people who I consider brilliantly funny are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Now they have a team of writers for their shows, so maybe it’s those people who are the brilliant ones. The point is, I like comedy that is smart. I also like comedy that uses pop culture references from movies and music because I am an encyclopedia of film quotes and music lyrics. At least, I like to think I am. So the plan was to try to write things like that. I can tell you, if you haven’t guessed already, that it failed miserably.
I also have been cultivating an addiction to photography. I sincerely believe that digital cameras came along at just the right time because I don’t think I would have pursued the hobby with a standard camera. I need instant gratification too much. I said it was an addiction, remember? I have played with art for a long time, but now I feel like I’m pursuing an actual craft.
So when your goal is write things that are brilliantly funny and you want to be an artistic photographer, what do you think the ideal format for someone like that is? You got it, blogging. I realize that everyone and their brother has a blog (including my brother) but I think the true purpose for blogging is write things you would want to read or look at yourself. Almost like a journal. It’s just a journal you make public and hope like hell that others will like it too….share it with their friends…post on their Facebook pages…tweet about…ok, I’ll stop now.