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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

IWSG:Artistic Disagreement 4

Today will be a busy day.

How does one apply the fact that all art/entertainment (books, paintings, movies, shows, comics, video games, etc.) is subjective to one's own works?

I'm trying to figure out how to deal with the fact that not everyone reading this or seeing  is going to love whatever I've written or want more. I myself would like to retain the right to not follow every blog I've ever read. I can go through a thousand of them and come out with only a handful I like enough to keep reading. That's no exaggeration - I have gone through hundreds thanks to A To Z and the Insecure Writer's Support Group. And just like that I've got nothing personal against all the people whose blogs I ended up reading once and forgetting about, not everybody who skips mine is insulting me.

So whether you're here for IWSG, A to Z, both, or neither, and whether you come back here or not, thanks for stopping by and I hope your month goes well. Also, who else is doing both IWSG and A to Z this month?

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Rachna Chhabria said...

I agree with you. Not every piece of writing has universal appeal. Likewise for blogs. Some we want to visit often, others we wouldn't mind skipping or skimming through.

Rachna Chhabria
Co-host IWSG
Rachna's Scriptorium

M.R. R. said...

@ Rachna
Unfortunately, there's no secret code to make everybody like something.

S. L. Hennessy said...

Busy day - no kidding. I'm scrambling trying to get to as many A to Z and IWSG blogs as I can.

Sara said...

I'm stopping by from the A-Z Challenge and there's so many blogging topics being represented in the challenge, that no one should feel bad if a blog/s they visit doesn't click. It's still great to see what other bloggers are doing, their layouts etc. And it's just fun to meet new people and be exposed to new things-so far today I've learned about the axolotl salamander, the accordion and the AM radio lol :)

M.R. R. said...

@ S.L. Hennessy
Good luck there. I'll probably go down IWSG's list just for today.

@ Sara

Kristin Smith said...

I agree. Some blog posts resonate with us more than others just as some books resonate more with us than others. Doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the writer, just means it's not that person's cup of tea. Good luck with A to Z!

Donna B. McNicol said...

I decided at the last minute to join A-Z again. Eeek! What have I done....

Thanks for stopping by my #IWSG blog. Now hope you come visit my A-Z posts. ;)

DB McNicol

Jenni Enzor said...

I think this is a good point and it's good to keep in mind when your writing gets rejected or you get a bad review. It's often a matter of taste, not quality.
I also cycle through seasons when a blog really speaks to me, and then it doesn't as much, and I move on.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Well, I'm not a writer, so I'm neither insecure nor do I need support. ;) But I am all about that AtoZ! It is very hard to find a few blogs one truly loves. And unfortunately, to do that you have to go through a bunch, cull out quite a few and save what's left.
Life & Faith in Caneyhead
I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
A to Z Challenge

Juneta Key said...

I don't think everybody should like you. Every writer has a writing niche and those of like mind will return, because they get you and what you are saying and enjoy your stories and/or blog. Those are your true readers, even loyal readers. That is how we build our platform. Besides it is impossible to follow and read every blog and do your own writing too. You need to write first and what feels right will follow in what you do. It is the best you can do and offer. Stay true to your writing and who you are as a writer and I believe eventually what you need will follow.

Maybe I'm too optimistic, but trying to follow everyone can be exhausting and time consuming taking away from the writing itself, but those you really JIVE with, you can do the best you can for and with them. I wish everyone much success and that they find their niche. Happy Writing, Nice post.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

M.R. R. said...

@ Kristin Smith
Exactly, and thanks.

@ Donna B. McNicol
Oh, I will. Good luck getting stuff done.

@ Jenni Enzor
I've had a few blogs like that. It happens a lot with music too - a song that might have spoken to me a year ago loses its appeal.

@ Barbara In Caneyhead
Yeah, I've been through my fair share.

@ Juneta Kay
I'm certainly not about following everybody I can. I still haven't quite figured out the niche I have.

Shell Flower said...

I don't think you have to follow every blog you read. There are definitely only a handful of bloggers that I really connect with out of my 250+ followers and all the blogs I read. It's all about true connection, if you ask me.

Birgit said...

I think I would go coo-coo if I followed everyone. It is nice to check blogs and see what they write and go from there.

M.R. R. said...

@ Shell Flower
Finding it is the hard part.

@ Birgit
Yes, yes, yes.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Happy Easter. Thanks for visiting me...

Margo Berendsen said...

It's hard to wrap my head around that but it's so true. I'm always wondering what is the secret ingredient to best sellers, what they tap into that appeals to so many. Of course every agent writer and publishers wonders the same thing too. It's a mystery...

M.R. R. said...

@ Cathrina Constantine
You're welcome.

@ Margo Berendsen
It's one of those things we're never really going to figure out.