Austin Kleon has been publishing on his blog for 15 years. On his ten year anniversary he wrote this:
“One little blog post is nothing on its own, but publish a thousand blog posts over a decade, and it turns into your life’s work. This blog has been my sketchbook, my studio, my gallery, my storefront, and my salon. Absolutely everything good that has happened in my career can be traced back in some way to this blog. My books, my art shows, my speaking gigs, some of my best friendships—they all exist because I have my own little piece of turf on the Internet.”
Here’s what he wrote recently as he reached his 15th year.
I don’t know why I have to distinguish between notes and blogs. I think these are little crumbs I’d like to leave before I leave bigger ones. I’m terrified of documenting vs creating, and this can be that for me.