Not an art, dear. I know that some people want to get some money out of this, and in order to turn the lights on them they use -for their sites, websites or blogs- the title : “The Art of Blogging”, or : “Blogging is an Art”, or something close to this title.
When i see something like this, i do not follow. And, please, my dear blogging “artists”, do not follow me.
I have the same attitude, when i see written in an “About” page -as part of the introduction of thyself- the following : “Creative Writer”, or “Creative Writing”.
Blogging “artists” :
For the “artists” of blogging, i won’t say much. They are funny. Most of them are poor advertisers. Poor in knowledge and selling methods, very poor. I have nothing against selling products, and nothing against money. Money are always welcomed. And i like to buy words, things and stuff (mostly poetry, books and hats).
However, when i visit your websites, my dear blogging “artists”, i really laugh. So, you better be straight with your words. Blogging is not an art, my dear blogging “artists”. It’s obvious that you have no idea what art is, and what art means.
It is much better to write : “I sell this product. It does this and that. If you’ re interested, and you want to buy, click on this button. I really do thank you”. And this advise of mine will help you a lot to sell. Additionally, you won’t have to write extra bullshits, you ‘ll be on the spot, and you’ll show some respect for the real artists.
Knowing to click a few buttons doesn’t make you an artist, my dear blogging “artists”. Not at all.
“Creative writers” :
I have a huge respect for the previous generation(s). The social and economic status of their era -and a few wars- ruined them. Nevertheless, they managed -as much as they could, as much as they were allowed, as much as they knew- to go on in life.
Most of them were wonderful story tellers and writers and poets, despite the fact that they didn’t have the chance to go to school. Because of the fucken wars, dear, and not only.
Since i have memories, and since i’m able to compare your words with their words, and able to compare their era with your era, you better avoid using the phrases : “Creative writer” or “Creative writing”, my wonderful “creative writers”. It is much better to write “I’m a journalist“.
“Creative writing” is a fashion, dear. A few journalists had a wonderful idea, to create a few “schools”, and to sell their product. Not a bad idea, i have to admit. However, their product is of no value. I’m able to read and to compare words, things and stuff.
You should better buy books and start studying the writing styles, the schemes, the different waves of the language, and much more. Or, you should better start reading some wonderful bloggers, really wonderful writers and poets. Additionally, if you know nothing about pain and sorrow, do not expect much.
My advise to the wonderful young people is to avoid writing the above phrases to their CV’s, or wherever. It is much better -and more than enough- to write the following simple words: “writer”, “poet”, “struggling author”.
Ps : That’s it for the moment, dear friends. Take care. Let me play a song.