And now a little (I lie) rant because I’m a bit confused..y’see I thought blogs were a collection of posts much like magazine articles, with good visuals, a story and writing to match? But when I take a stroll through the Freshly Pressed fashion posts I’m seeing post after post of pictures by the same blog. I click through to the Blog..and that’s all it is. A post is a picture. No context, no words carefully crafted, no content. The roughly nine posts it spews out each time, each hour? All completely random..different people, different subjects, different languages…morning, noon and night..same thing, same blog – ‘Artwall Blog’..and the same caption..Please like my blog…but I don’t. I don’t like it. I don’t like posts reduced to their lowest common denominator, published as a quick flash in the pan, then move onto the next bright bauble of attraction. I don’t like them swamping out all the singly posting blogs by multiple times multiple postings like a rampant weed on speed, sucking away the oxygen and draining the light. I am tired of the quick idea, the quick buck and jumping on the band wagon to mow through thought, craft and attention as if they were ghosts.
The conclusion I’ve come to – it isn’t a blog it’s an Instagram drain-away. So why doesn’t it stay on Instagram? It seems to me this is a micro view of what is wrong with much of the world and I wish it would stop. Instead I fear it will spawn more insipid beasts to dilute, destroy and unify the unique individuality out there.
Laters, Kate x