I am a British Visual Arts graduate interested in everything and anything. I don’t want to go into my Life story and although interested in politics, I don’t want to rant about them, there’s too many blogs doing that….. oh, and I haven’t got a dog, so that’s that. When I get some time I will add all the stuff that does interest me.
Note to me: Lynda you DID! It’s called a Blog……
Update 11 months later;- I have introduced lots of new categories since I started. I’m not doing much art these days, but my interests still lie in that field. I like to read, I like to create, I like to write my blog, I like to watch, listen, cook, socialise, go for little breaks, explore, and I still haven’t got a dog!
Update January 2010
Still here, still blogging, doing more art work – need to put it on here really. Still not smoking (not 2 years yet). Still creating, still watching, reading and listening and STILL haven’t got a dog.
Update: Now added the ‘Echostains’ concept as a lot of people don’t realise that is it actually an ongoing project. I have more gallery images to add – but I shall do this a bit at a time.
I welcome comments as long as they relate to the subject written about. I will answer all reasonable comments but I won’t bother if I find that the sender is using my space for free advertising. For example – this is an art site, why would I be interested in advertising pension schemes or totally unrelated items?
Just another update. There are many awards flying up and down WordPress blogland. I’ve even been offered a couple, but I’ve never accepted. whilst the concept is a nice one, I can’t help but wonder at the clauses : e.g. give this to seven people etc. i wouldn’t like to think I was being cultivated to make the numbers up : hideously old and cynical as I am :)) Another problem I have with this is having to select so many people to give these awards to. Someone is going to be perhaps offended or hurt when they are left out. My real reward is all the readers who read my blog, I go by my viewing figures and the comments I get. From my stats I can see which posts are the most popular – and which aren’t and try to do something about it. 🙂
I always try to answer a comment. I feel that if someone has taken the time to comment, then it is only good manners to acknowledge in some way. You would be amazed at how many people don’t bother to do this back. The ‘Echostains’ concept is about communication – so it’s quite important to me to keep this two-way participation going. Communication does not include swearing though, I don’t do it (on my blog anyway…) so I don’t like others to do it on my blog. I certainly wouldn’t go on theirs and swear – it’s disrespectful. Nothing new to report really except my 500th post passed the other week. So far I’ve blogged every day since November last year….only another………to go 🙂
Update 19th July 2010
Well, I did what I set out to do, that is to blog every day for a year. And I’m more or less still at it 9old habits die hard). I keep saying that there will be big changes around the blog, but I can’t seem to find the time to get round to it.
I would like to make it clear to commenters who leave abusive comments or other commenters who it is clear that they haven’t read the actual posts they are commenting on – you will not be published or acknowledged.
Whilst I appreciate all comments, I don’t intend to waste my time or space on negative people. There are plenty of forums in which to banter insulting remarks. I suggest these people get a blog of their own and put some work into it, it’s a good exercise for working off resentment and anger…..