Friday, 27 January 2012

Public Art in Hackney: some examples


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  2. Thanks for this supportive comment - it's so good to get positive feedback! Do tell me what it is in particular you like about it. In answer to your question, I don't think I do deliberately prepare myself to write the blog. I need to be 'in the mood', and this sometimes doesn't happen for months at a time. I think the main driver for me to write is excitement about the ideas I'm trying to share. I splurge out a few sentences in a rush, and then spend more time editing and improving them. I am trying to write well, and one of my main models for good blog writing is the writer of Spitalfields Life, one of my featured blogs, who in my opinion writes beautifully: direct, unfussy, informative, and with a much stronger focus on the people he's writing about than on himself. I hope this helps, all the best.