An artist starting a blog is not breaking news. However, it's rare that you hear people explain WHY they've started a blog and what they hope to achieve. Gabe Langholtz is one of my favorite artists. Recently, he sent a link to his new blog and explained the reason for it.
MICHAEL: Hey Gabe, Nice looking blog. Why did you start it and what do you hope to achieve with it? Why have you pegged yourself as an "outsider"?
GABE: Hey Michael, Thanks. I initially started my blog as a means of marketing my art. I read somewhere that it's the thing to do. Maybe so. However, I quickly discovered that there is a lot I have to say. When I think back to where I was a couple of years ago, I would have loved to have had a blog like this to read. When I feel the uncertainty creeping in, I start looking for reassurance. I think we all do. In my blog I hope to capture everything we experience as artists, envy, fear, rejection, pride, the whole gamut! I want to give other artists something to relate to, while at the same time hopefully humanizing my artist self for my fans and followers. I want the public to know that artists are not unapproachable. As far as pegging myself as an outsider artist, I suppose I'm considering the broader sense of the term applied to those not formally educated in art. I'm an outsider because I have no art school connections, and no prior history with art. http://gabelangholtzart.tumblr.com/