Tuesday, July 3, 2007

On blogging...

In a recent "heated discussion", the topic of blogging came up and I was asked why I blog, and what good it serves. I drew blank for a moment, because the only reasons that came to mind were, because I feel like it, it kills time, and because I like fashion and design. As far as goodness, I have no scientific evidence, but I do know that I work in advertising for a living, and find that as a "creative" you have many a moment of frustration when you are handed a brief for a product you don't find so fabulous, and then are required to pretend like it is. Few are the places that boast a roster of clients with all amazing products and services to sell. When it comes to this site, it is very refreshing to get to share what I think are products that I genuinely want others to know about, because I truly believe in "better living through design." For one, a lot of the people/designers that I mention have managed to successfully make a living, or a successful hobby, by doing what they like, and this is a difficult feat which I respect. I think if I can help spread knowledge, and sort of "advertise" for them for free, then this is a wonderful thing, chances are they can't afford to advertise in the first place. I realize I don't have as many readers as Vogue or Elle Decor, but in the design community news travels fast, and people who understand the joy of good design are simply more inclined to seek out the kind of blurbs I and many other "bloggers" put out there. Are the products necessary? Of course not, but if you have the option of a beautiful object over a dull one, why not explore the option?

1 comment:

valeria said...

i think i just saw the light......
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very good said....................