Tuesday, April 10, 2007
April is the cruelest month
A year ago today, a revolution took place right here ...... uh well, not exactly but I did start this blog which has turned into quite an experience.. So in honor of this I got a new banner to celebrate - thanks to Non-Prophet Art for taking my photo and adding the bells and whistles!
Blogging has changed my life in some obvious, and some not so obvious, ways. It has changed me as a person, and how I see the rest of the world. It's been inspiring often and helped me tremendously in terms of being more focused and informed as an artist and as a citizen. I feel fuller, more engaged, and I think it probably has done wonders for me just to muse on various subjects that may or may not be central to my "everyday". Sometimes it feels like grad school on the cheap - a wonderfully big classroom where no one is particularly boring. The blog roll, though ever changing (see some new additions), continually brings some kind of edification into my day. I've gotten to know several of the bloggers I read and over the course of a year a few new friendships have come about. So thanks to everyone and keep up the good work! I look forward to year two...
*Some "vital" year 1 HLIB stats - 43 linked blogs, over 10,000 visits, over 22,000 page views and an 11% readership in China whenever the word "China" is used.