Does anyone read blogs and does it matter that you write?
Short answer: Yes they do and yes it does!
Sold – photography print on canvas of Building with a View #2 in series of five by Terrill Welch
(available for purchase HERE)
There is a wonderful story that goes with this sale. Yesterday, as I was standing on top of a bench-seat in order to hang a small painting in the Green House Bar and Grill here on Mayne Island, I hear a woman say
“Are you Terrill Welch?”
I turn, raising my eyebrows slightly at the smiling stranger and reply “yes I am”
The woman came bounding forward.
“OMG! I read your blog all the time! I am from Edmonton and whenever it is miserable there I go to your blog. I love your work! It is such a pleasure to meet you!”
Her husband is more nonchalantly and says – before saying hello to me -
“Is this the blog you always send me links to at work and tell me I just have to see it?” and as his wife is nodding he then smiles at me and says hello.
She is laughing and says “oh I send your blog posts everywhere – to my husband, my dad, all my friends”
Teasing she adds “you are famous in Edmonton you know.”
(For those not familiar with Edmonton – population 752,412 in 2007 and it is in Alberta, Canada – right next to British Columbia and about a two-day drive away from Mayne Island. Many make this trip at least once a year and sometimes several times. Anonymity intact!)
Before the couple even get their lunch ordered, this piece is selected and set aside for purchasing when they were ready to leave. She was able to ask for it by name and fortunately it was one of the photography prints I had selected to show this time.
I tell this story because if, as an artist, photographer or writer, you ever doubt the impact of your blogging efforts and all the time you put into posting your work – think again. It does matter. It does make a difference in connecting your work to those who will and do enjoy it.
I had never met this delightful woman before. I did not know this reader as one of my regular readers who comments here on Creative Potager. And the post with this photograph was made on February 19, 2010
I allow those who have a subscription to my blog to receive the whole post so they can read it and share it – the consequence of this is the views do not show up in my viewing statistics. But none-the-less, she is a regular reader and was able to comment on past and recent posts with great joy.
A fine moment for any artist, photographer or writer.
Thank you, thank you to my dear reader who has quietly enjoyed these posts and shared them with her family and friends. Thank you to all those readers I have yet to meet. And thank you to those readers I know well and who comment and share my work regularly. You are wonderful! You are a joy! You make my heart glad to be alive!
SPROUT Question: __________________ (you decide:)
P.S. This wasn’t the only sale yesterday as I was putting up the new show – but that is another story!
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From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
Terrill Welch online Gallery at http://terrillwelchartist.com
- How long did it take you to paint that painting? (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
- HAYING original oil painting by Terrill Welch (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
- An interview with Terrill Welch by Charles van Heck (creativepotager.wordpress.com)
- ALWAYS ROSES still life oil painting by Terrill Welch (terrillwelchartist.com)