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why don't _I_ blog?

I for one am generally busy making stuff. pretty much that simple.

mjb / interrobang

Richard

A fair point.

But I find that regardless of how busy I am, I can always find time to do something that I really want to do. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that no matter how busy I am, I can always find time to do something that I shouldn't be doing.

As I mentioned, the question is being kicked around by account planners and it seems clear to me that the time they give to blogging and reading the blogs of others brings them rewards (knowledge and ideas) worth far more than the time they "lose".

I feel that I'm a better creative because of the things I'm learning through my blog (discussions with Bruno Maag) and the blogs of others (Jon Steel's Perfect Pitch). If nothing else my mind is constantly being broadened (Anne's I like etc) and that in itself is worth the effort.

If I didn't blog, I wouldn't get to see the lovely things that other people do, like what you do MJB.

So it becomes a conduit.

Of course, blogging is to a large extent about sharing. Basically, you give something; you get lots more back. But us creatives can be very precious about what we do. Then again, look at David and Phoebe. They're basically presenting ideas for anyone to see. It would be interesting to see where that gets them. I suspect it will build their reputation and get their names about. Perhaps it could help them get great jobs (perhaps they already have great jobs). Perhaps it'll help them get even better jobs.

Oops, there I go again: using too many words. All I'll add is, blogging is ace!

Blake

Well up until September of 06 I didn't blog. I have a blog, just didn't do much with it. It took a great deal of ambition to jump back on the horse and stay there. Mainly to focus my mind more closely on design.

david

Hey guys. Thanks for your nice words about our site. We personally feel that the more you put out there the more you get back, hence why we blog. Our blog initially started off when we we're a placement team, and yes it was to get ourselves noticed and that's how we eventually got hired. However we find ourselves posting more than ever now (possibly because we're frustrated with the work we're being given by our agency and it's a way to vent our creative frustration).

Richard

My pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

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