Monday, February 2, 2009


So, I'm wrestling with the idea of starting yet another blog. I know I haven't been very good at keeping up with Green Tulsa, but I really hoped it would be more of a community project, and I just haven't had the time or tenacity to corral writers. And while sustainability is a subject I'm extremely interested in, it's not one I know a lot about, so I'm a bit timid about publishing posts that could make me look like I'm preachy about something I know nothing about. When I do finally get up the guile to post, it involves a lot of research (read: time).

I'm thinking, though, about starting a blog that would cover performance and visual arts in Tulsa. It would be a sort of extension of the writing I'm doing for Urban Tulsa Weekly and Intermission Magazine (new gig! So excited!). The more I write, especially for UTW, the more I realize how much I'm leaving out of my columns. Tulsa's got so many arts organizations with so much to offer the community, and they all deserve coverage. A blog would be a way to give them that coverage, build my writing portfolio and make even more contacts in the arts community. I sort of half-heartedly attempted to do this once before, with a blog called Walleye. I only posted once and then I let it fall by the wayside. At the time, my heart wasn't really in it. But, now that I'm obsessed with blogging and have a re-energized interest in the arts community, I'm thinking a local arts blog might be a good idea.

Thoughts, anyone?


cyclefreaks said...

I think it's a great idea! And congrats on the new gig. Did you know Cory used to be the editor of Intermission?

I got the "while we like your entries, they are a bit too edgy for our audience" from the OKC place I was hoping to link to. Onward and upward.

Shelly Collins said...

I think you should go for it because you know you won't have a problem, like you said, having things to write about.

I think it's very interesting for someone who claims to have no artistic abitlity to love the arts so much! I think you are passionate enough about creativity that your blog will be successful.

I had fun last Friday, the time went by too fast!

How does Isaac like his Sophie?

josh kampf said...

I say go for it! You're great at that, and I think writing about a subject you find passion in is key to a successful blog.

Happy blogging!

josh kampf said...

It's really Tasha. If Josh were giving you advice it would all be really rude, lol. Check Shelly's blog too ;)


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