Recently I read somewhere that a website should inspire, educate, entertain, be relevant and also be comfortable for the reader. I agree with that to a certain extent as I love blogs that inspire me to get back into my studio, that teach me something new about art, artists and myself, that are beautiful to look at, of course those that are relevant to me and also that don't make me uncomfortable when I read them. But I also think that whatever a person chooses to share online should be, most of all, true to them. There is something that I connect with when I can see what touches another person and can hear them speaking in their own authentic voice. I always feel that I am drawn to websites or any other social media when the language that they use sounds like they would sound on a day-to-day basis, and the subjects they speak about really resonate with them. I guess it's because everything in my life has to fit together organically. I can't act, dress, speak, or do anything that doesn't feel right to me and I tend to make a concerted effort to spend time (both online and in person) with others who feel the same. It's exhilarating for me to see someone passionate about whatever it is that they do and how they live. And my hope is that I can do that for others, too.
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