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Friday, February 8, 2008

I'm Not E. F. Hutton

Jimi Hendrix - (i) inspired by photo by David MontgomeryYou are part of my community, by coming here, by seeing this Hendrix for Art on Vinyl 3. But I may be not listening to you well enough. One thing about self-promotion is that it's making me really focus on me. This is good in the sense that I have more self-confidence and believe strongly in my underlying creation, my artwork. However, it, along with the asynchronous nature of communication on the web, is maybe causing me to ramble too much about myself. True, this is my blog about my art and background and should largely be about me, but one of my main goals in even being online at all is to engender community. I find myself reaching out at this point to find active members of the online community. I've found Tina Su and commented on several very well put posts on her blog. Her success story found on ProBlogger inspired me to explore Digg more thoroughly, as the active people there seem very active in finding and sharing the content and creations of others that inspired them. Probably a good group of people to connect with, if I can. Also, from a comment about my contest, I found Julie Fletcher's post about racism and hate which made me think about stepping into the shoes of others.

Then this morning from a comment on my blog I found Enhance Life's post about listening. I need to listen. Maybe I'm pushing too hard, maybe I'm putting too much out there, I don't know. I don't know because I'm not listening hard enough. So... huh, this is tricky. Maybe check out what I've said at those other great sites? Or if you don't even know why you're here:

CHECK OU... sheesh, stop shouting. It only makes for hurt ears. Ok, done, enough.



WritingAllNight said...

Thank you for mentioning my post. Your own comment has made me stop to think before I respond to the comments there again. It has been a long and mentally draining battle. I have deleted so many comments that are hateful. Yours was very refreshing in the midst of a whirling dervish of, well, hate.

Thank you for that.
(Julie from Family Resource)

d.edlen said...

You're very welcome on both accounts, Julie.