Thursday, August 09, 2007

MY DOUBLE BLOG LIFE

neptune's dreamNeptune's Dream - © Sue O'Kieffe 2006


I began blogging on Blogger to create what I thought would be my business blog. I still believe that people who do commerce online need a blog, but I don't believe this blog is it for me...at least yet. Developing my business -- the business, marketing, and financial plan parts of it -- is taking much longer (of course my resistance to it isn't helping any), than I expected. I would much rather play in Photoshop and be out taking photos of flowers, and communing with my friends online.

I am delighted by the developing group of fellow artist bloggers I have met in this space. I think it could be the beginning of my online artist's community. I know there are plenty of places to do that on the world wide web. I am enjoying seeing it develop and unfold here.

I have another blog in another space that I consider home. There I am known as Dancing Sun. I speak in a philosophical/spiritual voice there. I post my photography there, play music and have my mandalas in a gallery there, speak more about daily life there, from time to time quote the Universe there. The downside of Xanga is that subscribing to it is more difficult (but not impossible) unless you are a member of the Xanga community. If you want to read DancingSun from your email's inbox, go to FeedBlitz and enter www.xanga.com/dancingsun in the window towards the bottom of the page. And if you come visit, be sure to say hi. You don't have to be a member of Xanga to comment there, either.

Oh, and I do have my other blog linked in the list of other blogs I read. See how easy it is?

5 comments:

dianeclancy said...

Hi Sue,

This is breathtakingly beautiful!! I keep looking and looking ... just gorgeous!!

I am glad you blog here too ... otherwise I never would have found you!! I like the way you weave business in here.

Your Xanga blog is great too ... but, as you say, very different.

~ Diane Clancy
www,dianeclancy.com/blog

Deb Kirkeeide said...

sue, you echo my sentiments exactly about the business side of art. I'm facing the same resistance in myself - other things I'd much rather be doing but finding the frustration of it not progressing as quickly as I think it should.
This piece is beautiful as is all your work.

Neda said...

Again, I spend a lot of time gazing at your wonderfully inspired work. There is evidence of such spiritual force in your work and serenity of presence.

Novice question: why do you have to have 2 blogs? I am not very clear on this ? Same question to Diane (I get very lost...I am rather slow when it comes to catching up on all of your work!). Love you and your art and our community!!!

Susan Elkin said...

Sue, your majestic images draws my inner landscape to experience infinite layers of profound serenity. Thank you.

~~ Susan Elkin
www.susanelkin.com/blog

Neda said...

Sue, thank you for all the incredible support and inspiration you are giving all of us.. If you have the inclination sometime, would you tell us how you balance art and business from your own artistic sense (not so much how it's done but rather the other side that no one really talks about...the emotional/psychological one)...