I had an interesting conversation this morning. I work as a web designer for Research Center at a University. They are very, VERY, talented when it comes to media, animation, editing, writing, film, etc. Blogging, on the other hand, doesn’t come as naturally. I’m awed and intrigued at the fundamental differences in the way a blogger thinks verses an artist.
For me a blog, or any web site for that matter, is a living breathing piece of work. It’s growing. It’s evolving. It’s never “finished”. Never perfect. It just lives. You choose to either nurture it and allow it to grow or abandon it and let it die.
However, movies, animations, art work, etc, are generally not seen until they are completed. The creator spends countless hours perfecting the piece of work until it is, in essence, perfect.
This is such a foreign concept to me and one of the reasons I have a problem working in other forms of media. I’ve been toying with the idea of publishing a cook book for years based on my on GreenLiteBites but I can’t seem to get passed the finality of it. In my mind nothing is every finished and therefore never ready for print.
Am I crazy here? What are your thoughts on this? Do you see each post you publish as a finished piece of writing or is it just another addition to a larger piece of work that you are building in real time? Or am I over thinking this entire concept. Something I tend to do a lot. :)