Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Freehand Art, Blogs vs. Facebook, 3-minute Survey


Art — 

I want to take a different direction with art, do more figurative works and paint more portraits. Here is a start.

Freehand 20-minute Sketch of Woman
Live Model

Life — 

Has Facebook overtaken blogging? Some days, weeks, months sure seem that way. I must admit, though, that I much prefer the act of blogging stream of consciousness without being buried in links to share, pages and articles that hardly anyone wants to see. Social media such as Facebook seems addictive while blogging seems more creative. So what do you think? Take this 3-minute survey and share your answers in a comment, please.

  1. Has Facebook overtaken blogging? Yes / No 
  2. Which do you prefer reading? Blog / Facebook
  3. Where will you more likely add a comment? Blog / Facebook

As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings.
V. Bridges Hoyt — painting the sauce of Texas. 


  1. I think that facebook has stolen a lot of people away from blogs. Being involved with blogs and writing them I think there is more soul in a blog. I think that a person can share themselves better in a blog than the quick one or two liners. Unfortunately trends do dominate and people don't don't know what they are missing with bloggers.

  2. 1.) I think perhaps FB has overtaken blogging. Since we are there anyway, it is easier.
    2.) I enjoy blogs (some I read on FB, if shared there) but the time it takes to read all the ones I subscribe too makes keeping up with them difficult.
    3.) I would probably more likely add a comment on FB, but it is just as easy to add one on the blog, if I happen to be there....ah, there's the rub!
    In my experience, my blogs never garnered much response, not like posts on FB do. I haven't posted in either of my two blogs (one connected to my web site, the other on Blogspot) in a very long time. Perhaps if I got more response from them, things would be different.

  3. 1. No, I don't think it has overtaken blogging. People still want that personal touch so that's why I blog daily. Sales of paintings though are stronger on FB due to many more seeing posts much faster.
    2. I'd rather read a blog as it is more personal and personable.
    3. I make remarks on both although FB is faster.

  4. Thank each of you, L. D., Linda and Kay. I appreciate your feedback. I hope to pull in more comments and then will put your responses into a format.


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