I've been reading a ton on social media and effective blogging lately. This guy says this and this lady says that. There's so much information out there it can be a little overwhelming. It's been great to connect with people from all over the world through blogging, linkedIn, twitter and any other crazy thing I've signed up for. Meeting all these different people has given way to new knowledge. It's been great, but in the end all the twittering, facebooking and blogging has to mean something, right?
Well, I really thought about this blog and I realized that as much as I love what social media and blogging offers, it really comes down to what we can offer others through those outlets. When I was a kid all I wanted to do was draw cartoons and animate the best shorts. Well, things didn't turn out exactly like that, but this blog helped me to get back to my roots. After being a professional graphic designer for 11 years I've really appreciated looking back and being that kid again. Sharing works in progress, designing new characters and sharing them and their stories is the best part of my day -- and I don't get paid for it! Who gets to say sketching a cat and a raccoon in luchador masks makes them happy?
So in the end this blog has been a huge gift to my growth and all I want to do is share the fun with everyone else. Sometimes we just need to do something because we love it and because it makes others happy. It can change your life.
P.S. This sketch makes me happy!