#3: A Wandering Path
What's the point of this blog?
This is a blog called 'A Wandering Path'. The name is a reference to my love for always learning new things that are, more often than not, quite unrelated to each other.
In it, I write about artistic development - about growing as an artist, about what being an artist means, about artists across different art forms, about my own journey as an artist, and so on. This’ll also be a place for me to simply ramble.
I write from the perspective of someone who has been attempting to make a living as an artist for 9 years - as a drummer, percussionist, DJ, photographer, writer and motion graphic designer. I’ve had varying degrees of success, and I’m still trying to figure it out.
I believe that the training montage is the most important and interesting part of any story. It's usually set to triumphant music and fast editing, but it is rarely examined thoroughly, warts and all. I’ve always found it comforting and encouraging to know there are others on the same path.
I've been writing daily for 9 years, and I've never shared any of it because it was a therapeutic tool - and so I wasn't trying to make it any good. I realise now that I've put more hours into writing than I have into art, and maybe even more than music.
I've looking for another platform other than Instagram or Twitter for a while, as I've been enjoying writing longer things and creating work that is more considered. I want to create more than the disposable, bite-sized, dopamine-overloading content that Instagram's algorithm favours.
I believe that people are tired of fast-paced, clickbait, anger-inducing content. I believe the future of content we consume will be one where it is crafted, considered and thoughtful, and part of that future is consumers supporting creators directly, without monolithic tech giants standing in the way. Substack has this option for readers to support creators with money directly. I think that's super cool, and I want to be a part of this.
I plan to post a couple times a month. Please check out the rest of the blog and support it by subscribing if this sounds like something you'd be interested in.