Thursday, December 11, 2008

started a new blog.

Yes, that is right. Because it is "just that easy" (to be said while snapping), to create a new blog, we did just that.

Back in college, I had the idea to do a piece of artwork every day for three months. It would be a journal for me, of sorts. I would draw and paint pictures and then write things that I was feeling---I was thrilled about the idea and started right away. I did great for the first two weeks, and then I had a review with my class.

I was so excited about this idea. I thought it would be a wonderful "final show" idea. I could frame all the images and display them in a "Barry McGee" crazy style. I was confident my professor and my class would love the idea. Well, the students did, but my professor did not. I was shocked.

His reasoning was that it wouldn't be REAL. He asked me what the purpose of my "so called journal" would be---and I said to express what I was feeling day to day and to record it (or something along those lines). He said, "Yes, exactly. But that's not what you'd be doing. If you know you are going to be displaying it at the end of three months, you will do it differently. If you are writing for an audience, then you won't be entirely honest. You will hold back, and it won't be REAL or TRUE." ---of course, I wasn't recording his words verbatim, but that was his drift.

So, don't get me wrong. I am a HUGE fan of the public blog world. Perhaps one of the biggest fans out there. But, because there is "an audience" of sorts out there, Aaron and I decided to start a new blog where we can write WHATEVER and WHENEVER we want.

With this, I'm not saying that I haven't been "REAL" on this blog. I feel as if I have. But, lots of times I want to "RECORD" things that may be a little personal for public cyberspace--as in emotions, frustrations, elations, sweet notes to Matilda, mushy love notes to Aaron, and the like. Let's be honest, sometimes you feel a little invasive reading that on other people's blogs. Am I right, or am I right? Thank you. Yes, I am right.

With that said, I am still going to post on here and I will be as "REAL" (notice a theme here?) as I can and have been.

But, I think you should do it too. But, make sure you still do the stuff we can see too. We all like a little entertainment and escape once in a while. Am I right, or am I right?

(p.s. it's not like I am coming up with this idea. Aren't we supposed to be keeping a journal? Yeah, I think I heard that somewhere... hA!).

10 comments:

bryce and sarah said...

cool idea miss. I still think you should do your art journal too. I mean, with a baby, you don't always make time for "you" things (like art). Am I right, or am I right? (Where did I get that from?) Who knows, maybe someday it will be seen? Maybe not. But with no "show" at the end it will definitely be you. (*p.s. if you do it, then I will secretly get it from aaron and send it to Mr J.O. if you know who I'm talking about, and it WILL be the BEST art ever!) peace, love and lollipops

Adams Family said...

great idea!
i'm loving your christmas playlist btw!! :)

Becker said...

Oh, professors and all they stuff they know! Bah! I'm sure he's completely right, but I would love to see your art. You're one talented little lady (nod to the Lone Star State).

stampinashley said...

You know, I have a journal, it sits by my bed, I never write in it, except to tell a really LONG importatn story, of which the whole story hardly EVER gets written down. I think that typing and computer-usage is far easier for our modern generation, so I think I might be with you on this.

In fact, I was considering the other day starting a blog or something where I could have a secret identity to tell people how I feel, but nobody would know it was me, I like that idea too.

I don't know what I would name my secret identity, but I like the idea of it.

stampinashley said...

P.S. -- why don't you have "Grandma got runover by a reindeer" in your playlist? ;)

annie and jared said...

melissa, i love love love your holiday card- you are so dang creative! i want to be more like you. hope all is well with little tilly-mae!

Jessica Jane said...

dear deer melissa!
It is that time of year when families get together and celebrate Christmas, and for that reason I am guessing you are going to be in UTAH! If you will PUH-LEEZE (please) let me know so that I can see your lovely face, meet your lovely daughter and catch up. Love you lots.
Jessica Landolfo, from NY

marc, michelle and Jackson said...

I love this idea. I think it will be an awesome place to just write things that you don't want everyone to see, I've actually been talking to marc about this a lot lately. I want to find the right balance with our personal blog...so I can keep it public and then try to store other thoughts that might be a little to personal elsewhere. Great idea!

Katie said...

Amen. Blogging is for an audience and journaling is for personal use. Great idea though seeing as I type much faster than i write and writers cramp doesn't set in as fast :)

Lyssa said...

Don't have to explain it to me...do you remember my post just a few weeks ago?! Ya, same dealio and I actually started another outlet for my "real" feelings. I tried out ldsjournal.com
lol just to be supportive of LDS...or I don' tknow...anyways, good call!

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