It’s the festive blogging month of Blaugust, during which netizens all over challenge themselves to post regularly to their blogs.
I’ve actually posted more than once to my blog in the previous year so I’m actually ahead of the usual batting average that I have heading into Blaugust. Which is why I feel a little less pressured to output content for said challenge.
I’ve also had a lot less “WIP” stuff, or at least, WIP stuff that I’d want to document with more than just an image itself. It leads me to ask, what’s the purpose of this blog now? With Twitter being my primary outlet for just throwing out the little nascent ideas and WIPs, this blog’s purpose feels less meaningful.
Speaking of Twitter, I’ve been spreading out quite a bit on social media of late… I’ve revived my deviantArt account – my longest living portfolio of work. It’s not comprehensive, but when I look at it I think it has a lot of the main beats of what I’ve worked on over my internet-faring lifetime. I also hid the link to my “art” page on the main ale.chenonetta.com landing page, since it’s such old art, and not a great representation of what I do now.
I’ve started focusing on posting my finished pieces to http://twitter.com/chenonetta rather than my personal feed (which still gets the WIPs) in the last couple months, and a few days ago started posting to http://instagram.com/chenonetta. I don’t “get” Instagram but since August is also the month of the #AvianAugust challenge I figured I’d try and get involved with festivities there.
So! It’s Avian August. Last year I sort of cheated my way through Blaugust by posting all the birds here. But I’m not really sure that’s necessary this year. I’ll post them to my dA and insta accounts instead where they can pad out my portfolios and maybe expand my “social media cred,” or something along those lines. I will admit, I am looking for an audience at the moment, as I’ve just launched my latest online store. But I’m not trying too hard – for now I’ve resolved to selling the art stuff while it’s fun. It’s not going to be replacing my day job any time soon.
But… if you do want to monetarily support me in the extracurricular activities, I did also spin up a Patreon! I’ll credit the Patreon with actually making me do a couple blog posts this year (which were mirrored there and on this blog) but maybe I need to think about what direction to take that in, too.
Anyhow, that’s it for me for now. Please check out the #AvianAugust2022 tags on both Twitter and Instagram to support all the artists participating in the challenge. And good luck to all the brave Blaugustines !