blogging, not an art

not an art, and no good, dear

Blogging :

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”.

 

Outosego .com

Ps : That’s it for the moment, dear friends. Take care.  Let me play a song.

Outosego .com

26 thoughts on “not an art, and no good, dear

  1. Outosego, thank’s for following me, I also am an old guy, books made my life possible, I only got through 1-1/2 years of high school, but I was in an Orphanage with Catholic Nuns teaching and they made sure I could read and most importantly Comprehend!, I will bet I have 5+ thousand books in my head, as well as thousands of magazine articles (I read the Economist cover to cover, great obits) Harper’s Mag, Louis H. Lapham’s Essays, I can open any book at any chapter and tell if I had read it before and what the story was about, now I am at last trying my hand at Writing, I just write what I think and try to avoid complicated words, I also just write Comments on Medium, to encourage up and coming Authors, their submission’s (I Hate that word: ‘Submit” and am trying to change it to “Share”) are open to Comments, so why not? Medium started to limit me to like two comments a day, so I went to war with them, and won, I can now make as many comments as I want! ~~~~~My sister sent me this joke: Don’t Piss Off Old People, The Older we get the less Life in Prison is a Deterrent” I like your Site! My favorite book, which I have bought and gifted away at least 40 copies is “The River Why?” by David James Duncan, I am on the “Last Page” of that book, My lady and I read it aloud to each other. You comment on Mich’s site, but there was no respond section or I would have gotten in touch with you sooner……Welcome……

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    1. I, also, thank you, dear Sir. Not only for following Outosego back, but for this wonderful comment of yours, also.

      My site is not of such importance, dear Sir, but the people, my little wonderful community and companionship (i don’t like the word followers) are of a great importance.

      I like to think of it as the great symposium. Many poets, and writers, and artists, and travelers of life, around a huge table, drinking and speaking.

      I like to welcome you, Sir. There is a chair for you to sit around the table. You have stories to tell, and we are willing to listen, to the Alaska Man.

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      1. So Outosego, here I sit in my old log cabin, with a lap-top, no hot water heater, no T.V., no micro-wave oven, 95% deaf, wood heat, no flushing toilet, just lost my lady of 35 + years, what a mess!, and yet with this little machine I can talk to & make friends all over this world, many bloggers have expressed compassion, for which I am eternally grateful, as I was seriously considering doing away with myself…..I have 50+ posts on my blog site, and have met nothing but the nicest people here, vs the propaganda of trolls everywhere…..I also make lots of comments on Medium, another writing site….Symposium, I like that word! Nice to meet up^ with you, as you were always commenting on old Mich’s site…….I have many stories to tell, and many thoughts to share, as I am a vociferous reader w/5000+ books and many thousands of magazine articles in my head, I can open a book to any chapter, read one paragraph, and remember if I have read the book and what the whole story was about! I may be old, but I am far from brain-dead! Please stay in touch, I like your site & your writing!

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    1. They are bullshitting the people, dear, that there is some kind of art behind the blogging. To make a left click, and a right click, using your mouse, is an art according to them.

      Thank you for your comment, Nzain. To be honest, i prefer the word “critique” instead of the word “criticism’. To me, there is a big difference . The gap is long. Just saying, though. Do not misunderstand, it has nothing to do with you. Thanks again, NZain.

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      1. Aww—I’m smiling right now—I wish I could say this to you in person with a glass of wine or cup of coffee…but I’ll just have to do my best here….”but, Outosego… it’s ALLLL about me…no?”

        “Constructive critique”critique is a pretty word—without the ism attached—yes, I agree with you, Outosego. Critique it is. I wonder—how do you see the difference between criticism and critique?

        How to tell someone—with their best interest in mind—“You SUCK!” Or “Hey…you’ve got talent, kid!”

        How to say: “it’s nothing personal…it’s political.” Or, “I don’t take it personally that you would ‘unfollow’ me for my politics.”

        To me, in my older age—I want to see most everything I do as art. To be “appreciated either for its beauty or emotional value”. Sure—the way I keep and clean our house for example…I am practicing—and it is an ongoing daily practice—see blog posts for details 😉

        But there is also the skill side of things as well—the technical. This too I am having to learn. Left click…oops hit the wrong button! Sigh…

        Yes, there are always those out there who scam and bullshit..always…

        This is an interesting post and thank you for the interaction—I appreciate it—lots to learn here.
        Thank you and you are welcome!

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      2. Wonderful comment, dear. Haha… you really enjoyed it, right ? Criticism is a wonderful word for those who want to keep our mouths firmly shut, NZain. I think i should write a post on this.

        I don’t blame you, dear, for your soul’s wonderful and noble attitude, to see art in almost everything you do. Actually, this is wonderful. I’m with you on this. Allow me, though, to keep insisting that blogging is not an art. It is just another medium. A wonderful one, but nothing more than a medium. The user, though, might be a wonderful artist, undoubtedly and without any question. A wonderful poet, writer, photographer, painter, etc.

        The funny thing is that they try to bullshit this kind of people, and this kind of values, the so-called blogging “artists”. Not fair, dear. Not at all.

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      3. Ah! I hear you. Yes, blogging is just another medium—with which to express ourselves and our art. Like video. Art/skill?

        And it is a wonderful medium! I am so grateful to have had the support of my husband to explore the blogging realm. Grateful to the folks behind WP for making this all possible. Like any of the other platforms. It’s been an awesome experience for me. Healing on so many levels…

        Blogging artist? Oh my—sounds pretentious, eh? Ah well…I suppose in my youth I was just as Or more pretentious—which is exactly why I can say that now! HA!

        It’s taken me years to accept my natural state IS as an artist. This was discouraged all throughout my childhood. But that’s ok too. I am who I am today because of it. And I’m happy.

        Yes, do write a post on criticism! And make sure to send me a link, ok? 🙂

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      4. Indeed, dear Sir, “Hallelujah” and many more are wonderful pieces of artistry.

        A wonderful girl, an artist from France and the owner of the blog ” altairtheatre.com ” and the mind behind the “5 G Theatre” project, was trying to figure out who’s the man with the hat in my front page.

        She wrote an article on this, for which i had to express my gratitude, since i really do appreciate her and her wonderful idea of creating a 5 G Theatre : https://altairtheatre.com/2019/11/13/dance-me-to-the-end-of-love/

        I added, also, the comment that not only i appreciate Leonard Cohen, but i strongly believe he, also, deserves the Nobel for his contribution to the Arts and literature.

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      5. The first time I was introduced to Mr. Cohen was on a tiny black and white T.V. in a fellow Goat herders home up North of us, I looked at this man & his back-up^ singers, wow what a show, that voice! That wonderful Poetry turned into Song!, and then I lost most of my hearing, so I missed a lot of it, of all the things I miss by being deaf Music is the biggest loss!

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      6. Thank you for this comment of yours, dear Sir. I wish you’d never had to go through this and lose your hearing.
        _

        You give me the opportunity to write that this is one reason why i’ve made three categories for the gods, since i like to use the plural and not the singular when i make the reference.

        The first category is the very well known -to all of us-gods : our senses

        The second category is the imaginary gods : not necessarily a bad thing

        The third category is the unknown gods

        I always think of making a fourth category for the gods who are jealous of the accomplishments, the talents, and the beauty of the so-called homo sapiens. They are jealous of the mortals, dear Sir.

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    1. I know this isn’t new to you, but thank you, Gav, for your support. My opinion is that the young people -somehow- should better avoid to follow the paths i’m criticizing. Not because i said so, or because i’m the “wise” one, but because it is so obvious to the eyes of our generation. I think we are the last generation with this kind of connection with the past, and this is why we are able to compare things, words and stuff.

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      1. I totally agree, it is exactly like short stories, teaching the ways of the land passed down through tribes people. If a generation fails to pass on the knowledge, it’s lost forever.

        Today, in modern society, in some disciplines, being individual is a skill in itself, and teachings such as yours in this post can nurture that skill.

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      1. To me it was impressive for that very reason. I didn’t mean you were making an impression. But the fact that you want to draw young people’s attention to such sensible advice impressed me. I don’t read it often elsewhere, while I think of it often; let’s call it, then, “strikingly appropriate” instead of “impressive” 😀

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      2. Wonderful comment. And you got a deal, dear ! Let’s call it the way you wrote it… haha…

        I really do thank you. And i think -actually, i do believe it is much more beneficial- they should better start reading you Rubal. o, and Julie, and Yvonne, and Gav, and Altair, and Racol ta Petru, and Keith Garrett, and Doree, and so many more wonderful writers and poets and artists who have blogs.

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      3. Oh, that was such a compliment, to be included in the list of the “ones that should be read to learn from”. Never in my life would I have thought… 🙂 Anyway, I just wanted to say that I liked your post, we set it right and now I can get to sleep nicely, haha… Thank you, Outosego. As always.

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