welcome wsj readers
Post #658 • November 12, 2005, 1:31 AM • 65 Comments
It's good to have you here, although I must confess that you've dropped in to find the place a bit of a mess. The author's house was without electricity for eleven days after Hurricane Wilma, thus derailing his regular publishing schedule (one post each weekday, come hell or high water) and aggravating his already strained feelings about the city in which he lives. He has been devoting energies since then to frantic catch-up on his other projects and the nigh hopeless task of finding a roofer. Lately, he has resorted to brief posts linking to items of note, what we in the blogosphere call "phoning it in."
There's an About page for basic orientation. For incisive local scene coverage, to loosely employ Mr. Teachout's kind characterization, maybe the above will do. I'm rather more proud of this, though. The most recent piece of real criticism lies here. Occasional slice-of-life pieces and heavy-duty art geekery show up periodically. I ought to do more image-heavy art roundups than I do. I probably ought to do fewer think pieces. The blog noted its own 500th post, which is 142 in human years, with this.
No one actually comments on this blog. The comments are all written by me. I suffer from a severe multiple personality disorder.
Really, I'm blessed with some of the most active commenters I've ever seen on a blog that doesn't cover politics. I take no credit for this, and I am grateful to them for making Artblog.net what it is. Even the ones who come here to pick fights and hurl insults are on my team - the team that believes that art is important. Our team.
Otherwise, have a look around and feel free to join in.
And last but not least: Thank you, Terry.