I began what should have been an ordinary Monday with a curious sensation: My ears were burning. That’s what you used to say when you discovered that people were talking about you. The metaphorical otic trauma came in a form peculiar to this internet age: I found my e-mail inbox deluged with messages like ” so-and-so added you as a contact” and “such-and-such added you to her circle” and “whos-a-ma-bob is following your blog”.
It was revealed to me that I had been featured on the popular website This Is Colossal. Colossal indeed – the effect was immediate. On Sunday, 25 people visited this blog, a perfectly satisfactory number for a blog which is updated maybe once a year. Monday, over 1000 visitors.
Design blog Inhabitat and artist blog Artist a Day have also picked up the coverage, the latter with a brief bio by permission. I must thank everybody involved for this attention, particularly Artist a Day, whose express purpose is to highlight the work of often under-exposed artists, and connect people who love art with people who create it.
A side effect of all this attention: This blog has followers now, which means I’m going to have to start blogging in earnest. There are a lot of things to talk about.