I'm starting another blog.
Not because I’m all that narcissistic or think that I’m really full of that many interesting things to say, (though lets face it, I totally am) but because my art blog is getting cluttered. I think I’ve fallen into a trap I promised myself I never would. When I reluctantly started blogging is was because I wanted to be able to update anyone who was interested in what artwork I was doing on a regular basis. It started ok, a few notes here, a couple reblogs there, I was feeling ok about it. I don’t know when I began reblogging other peoples stuff that I found interesting, and don’t really care enough to explore my own archives to find out, but it turns out that when you do such a thing, you immediately get more attention. People like to view, comment, like, and reblog stuff they’ve already heard of. It’s really difficult to keep my stupid elitist view on the entire concept of blogging, when I myself like to share with people. When I find a toy I want, or want to review a movie I’ve seen, or want to comment on the Wall Street Protests, it’s really easy to load a photo from a URL or reblog someone’s post. It’s not that I think that my own opinion on this is all that interesting, but I have several followers and everyone on Facebook who will see this stuff, who might also like to see whatever it is I’ve stumbled upon. This in itself is a flawed argument. Anyone who cares that much is more likely to find these things on Reddit or StumbleUpon, but that’s not the point.
Anyways, the reason I’m going to begin blogging on a new blog (That’s 3 now, including ATI for those of you keeping score), is so I have an outlet to share “internet stuff” while keeping my art blog for only my own art, or things that are directly relatable. I think it hit a low point last week when I posted a Futurama meme and it got 37 reblogs. 37. My own artwork, which I posted just a few moments later, got 9. I realize that it is because Futurama is well known, everybody likes Fry and memes, and everyone likes Friday jokes. (I’m ashamed at myself for making a Friday joke in the first place) BUT as I said before, I allowed myself to get sucked into a world of reblogging that I never wanted my Art Blog to be used for. My bad.
My new blog is called “I’m just as bad as you.” Get it? (justasbad.tumblr.com) It’s not a rip on you specifically, I don’t even know who you are, mysterious reader. It’s so that I can get the momentary gratification of reblogging a picture of a cat and get 100 reblogs, without compromising the integrity of my original artwork.
I’m admitting that my mentality on blogging previously may have been a bit misguided and unfair. Most bloggers on Tumblr are not terribly concerned with their own daily stories of trips to Wal Mart and how many burritos they ate this week. They actually share interesting things that they found, they just want to show their friends. I owe everybody on here an apology for making incorrect assumptions.
I’m not going to remove anything from the original blog that’s already there, I hope moving forward that the quality of the content goes up, and I know that the people who do comment on them are there for the art, not for Futurama.