I admire progressive rock.
The Avant-Garde intrigues me.
Do these two statements seem unrelated? I assure you they are not.
My admiration for these two cultural movements is independent of their “accomplishments.” In fact, they produce quite a bit of garbage.
Their attitude. Their spirt. That is what I appreciate most.
Willingness to “fail”
Rejection of convention
yada yada yada
The spirit of the artist was alive and thrived.
They manifested admirable courage, as well as great folly.
When I started this diabetes blog, I wanted the writing on this blog to embody some aspects of their spirit. Furthermore, it was essential that I be creative in doing so.
Dada artists used the term anti-art.
This was to be my anti-blog.
My focus on diabetes was to be more or less foggy…
I rejected using pictures in most posts for the hell of it…
When I write, I write chiefly for myself…
I eschew editing…
I avoid writing too clearly…
Coherence is secondary…
Organization is overrated …
Having a topic, a myth.
Sound blogging advice was thrown out the window.
Unsound whims were given a chance to speak.
To be independent of particular forms, imposed from without – that was my aim.
I seek to learn, not mimic.
Creative tension. Simultaneously, I set out to create a blog that people would read and, in some way, benefit from.
This is the artistic vision I had.
Blurry shapes…that is all that I could see.
WTF have I been doing? I have been carrying out my vision.
I have also been adding to it.
I have merely been doing that which I set out to do since day 1.
Since mid-April, I have been doing the same thing differently.