I don’t remember the last time I wrote a blog post. It’s probably been a decade. In the meantime, the Internet became much less textual. Most of the daily content I publish today is visual. Instagram changed a lot of things, many of them for the better. Ironically, I switched professions. Back then, I used to make a living doing graphic design and illustrations. Today, I’m a writer.
Being a writer is no different than any other creative profession. You have your daily stream of ideas and occasionally one of them takes hold and turns into a project. If you’re systematic and organized, you might publish a book once a year. Unfortunately, the ideas that can’t fill a book remain orphaned in your head. And that’s not fair.
Roaming around Instagram, I’ve noticed there are photographers who have different profiles for their portfolios and for their daily streams of randomly captured images. Pretty often, I find the random stuff much more intriguing. I don’t know if the same would be true for my writing—I hope not, since publishing a book is a really hard thing to do—but I think some of my daily stuff might be fun to share and can even complement my “serious” work.
So I guess I’m back to blogging again.