Is less really more when it comes to blogging? There seems to be a pattern with many independent design blogs that have a substantial numerical following, be it on Twitter or Feedburner subscriber stats: the more popular they are, the less they blog. Is there a principle at work here?
Archives for May 2010
Just a little horn-tooting: we crossed 100,000 visits last week. It’s not much, but our first 6-digit tally of visitor totals feels significant for some reason. Unique page views crossed 160,000 too. We started in September 2009, and in general get 300-1000 unique visitors a day, but have the odd day of 3000-7000 hits if we post something that gets re-tweeted like mad. That’s happened a dozen times or so.
I’m collecting references for an article about graphic designers who are also artists, fine or otherwise.
If you have a favorite graphic designer who also has an online portfolio of artwork in addition to their design work, I’d like to see it. Why?
I don’t find passion in graphic design, but I’m very interested in it, even after 20 years in the field. It’s always more interesting to do something purely artistic, where solving client problems isn’t a factor. I’m passionate about Fine Art, yet only very interested in Design, enough to keep doing it with a measure of delight after 20 years. It’s much more fun to write a song or sketch a painting concept than it is to analyze a client’s competitor and his branding. But as a designer, I must deliver work with a certain measure of inspiration or else I’ll cease to get work in this field. Right?
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