Back in the blog saddle… again!

It’s time to start fresh and really explore what I can share through my blog.

It’s been quite some time, but I felt the need to come back and really push this blog thing. A lot of it has to do with my wife wanting to pursue homesteading and finding a blog that shows you how to blog about it. This sparked my interest, but I had that fleeting moment where I thought “Aren’t there enough blogs in the world?”

To start your own blog, I think you need to feel like you have an opinion that matters. Not just that, but an opinion that people will want to read about. A lot of blogs are run by those who’ve been successful at their trade or hobby, but I come to the realization that some of those people found success in their blog. So why not see if I can do that too?

My true passion is art and creating things that would otherwise be stuck in my head and causing all sorts of ruckus. While I’m not an accomplished artist, I feel like I exercise my talent enough to have a way I like to do things. Should this be shared? I dunno. But I’m going to do it anyway.

After doing some research, I found that most established bloggers say you should have multiple topics or pillars for your blog. I’m guessing this is to pull in more readers from different walks of life. My concern with this is if I’m not working on something with a goal in mind, I’ll be all over the place. Ask my wife. I’ve got projects and ideas coming out of all ends, and as much as I want to work on them all, I need to focus and see one through before I can move on to the next.

So here I am. I’m creating a blog to log my progress as I work on different projects. Is that interesting to most people? Probably not, but I see it as sort of a way to keep myself in check and hold myself accountable.

What can you expect from me? Well, I plan on updating regularly (famous last words) and showing my process for creating things. In addition to that, I’d like to share my thoughts on some resources and tools I use to create.

You know when you’re talking to someone and you reach that point where you’re not sure what else there is to say? That’s about where I’m at with this post, so how about we stick to an abrupt ending and see how this goes.

In the meantime, feel free to rifle through my traditional and digital art galleries. There’s some cool stuff amidst the sketches.


Pixel art version of me blinking and shrugging
My digital representative.

Author: cptnred

As a native Bay Area-ite, I've found my way into the tech industry as a tech writer. While I enjoy instructing the masses, by true passion is illustration and making art. Aside from that, I'm a metal head and love music in general. My wife and I created this little person that has given me a whole new perspective on life and it's him I do all this for.

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