"...Because communication done well can be called art and because art is a beautiful form of communication that goes beyond any prejudice and constraint. Because It’s Art Darling, It’s Art!"

It’s Art darling, it’s Art !

by Anca Ungureanu

ART / COMMUNICATION

Knowing when to shut up is an art in itself.

Knowing when to shut up is an art in itself.

Since we’re young we’re encouraged to speak our minds.
Parents, friends, society, they all preach about the benefits of talking and the power of communication.
We take creative writing classes and public speaking courses. We talk about how to tell better stories.

However, nobody teaches us to shut up when we need it.
Knowing when to stay silent is a blessing. Especially in an era when the internet and the mobile technologies give us all our own private stage and audience.
Anyone out there can speak their mind.
So people go on talking, and talking, and talking.

Without any sense of self censure, irrelevant blah-blahs are flooding our lives every second.
In this context, knowing when to keep your mouth shut becomes a gesture of decency and a sign of respect towards your followers.

Source: Cover Illustration of the Louis Blanchette's book titled Missing in the Sea.

Missing in the Sea (Louis Blanchette)

When I started writing for my blog at the beginning of this year, I knew I was embarking on a difficult journey.

I knew it even before I started to write. Because I’ve been reading a lot about “the first shitty drafts”, the ones you throw away because you hate them and realise you actually have no interesting subject to write about. And when you do, it sounds bad. You hate it. You keep trying. And you still hate it.

An then, at some point, things come together. Ideas are born and words seem to write by themselves on paper. You are satisfied. And you find the courage to go on. And keep on writing.

And then you might be stuck again, for something like 2 long months.

When you write, besides “the first shitty drafts”, you might also have “in between shitty drafts”. The ones that you are not happy with, because they’re not as good as the last ones.

When I decided to create my blog, I did not promise anything but to write about what I do and what I love: communication and art.
I did not promise quantity.
I promised quality – open, interesting, researched subjects that are worth the time of my readers.

I did not make this blog just to be another blog out there.
I did not do it just to write for the sake of writing. To write just for the sake of ticking yet another “done” box.

So, no, my dear reader who asked me a few days ago if I lost my interest on writing for my blog. I didn’t.
Also, I am not lazy as you subtly implied.

I just decided to do the right thing and to shut up. To keep silent until I really had something interesting to say.

So after 2 moths, I am back on writing.

Hello again.



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