Hi folks just popping in today to let you know I’m open for commissions on my Art Instagram: @deankealydesign! You can message me there, or on my Facebook page (also @deankealydesign) or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org I’m also available for logo designs and more!
Welcome to the 1st 2020 blog post here on Dean Kealy Blog! Its been a few months since I last wrote a blog post, but not for lack of trying.
Life has gotten quite a bit hectic since my Plastic Free July blog posts. I only went and got myself a full time job—which basically has taken over my life. This is the first time I’ve ever had a permanent full time job, so I’ve been trying to figure out a balance between my work life, and my free time. I have been officially working there 4 months now, so I think the New Year is the best time to grab hold of my hobbies once again and not let work take over my life completely.
This is my main New Year’s Resolution, if you will. I have been slacking on doing things that I love like writing blog posts, reading, and making art, and I really want to get back to those things. To fix the blogging aspect, I’m going to try and post at least once a week, even if it’s only a ramble of blog post like this one. Reading should be simple enough as I love to read, so I just need to dedicate a block of time to it in the evenings before bed. Art-wise, I’ve a few art pieces I want to work on, and I’ve also got a new tablet and stylus, so I want to practice some more on my digital art. Again, its just a matter of dedicating a block of time to it in the evenings after work.
That’s basically where I am at going into 2020. I am hoping for a better year this year, as 2019 was absolutely terrible.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
Are you excited for 2020?
How was 2019 for you?
See ya next week! 🙂
Alternative Title: I Don’t Like My Content — A Response to Grace Helbig
Hey everyone! Yes, it’s me, I know it’s been a hot minute since I last posted here on the blog–to be honest, it’s been a hot minute since I posted anything anywhere other than on my Instagram (@dean.kealy). Even my poor art Insta and blog has been neglected recently.
I’ve been itching to getting back on here, but not sure as to what sort of content I wanted to share, or what sort of stuff you guys would want to see. If I’m completely honest, I kind of backed down from blogging because I got myself into the rut that I had to create content that you guys would want to see, so I would make a list of posts that I could potentially work on, but when it came to it, I didn’t want to make them, because that’s not the kind of content I like making.
Then, today, I saw a video by one of my favourite YouTuber’s, Grace Helbig, called “I Don’t Like My Content”, and I’ve never related so much to a video in more recent times. I recommend you watch it, because whether you’re a content creator, or someone who just watches other peoples content, it’s so frickin’ easy to get caught up in what people want to watch, that you forget why you create. For those of you who just watch, I urge that you watch the video to get a perspective on why your favourite content creator isn’t uploading all the old great videos or blog posts that they used to, because people change. You change, we change everyday, and sometimes we get bored.
Here’s the video link, and if you don’t watch Grace’s videos/don’t like her, skip to 3:40 and watch until 4:35 in the video to see where I most relate to and kind of where I’m at at the minute. Even if you watch the whole video, it gives an idea of a content creator struggling to defy the norm of creating what people want to see, and deciding to create something because they want to and love to do it, which is what I want to strive to do more of.
Idealistically I’d like to get back to creating a weekly blog post for here, and I’ve also neglected my art Instagram over the last few weeks, so I would very much like to get back to posting more regularly/frequently there too, so here’s hoping that by even writing this blog post that it will kick start me back into gear into doing just that!
Now I’m going to throw a question to you guys, well those of you who are still reading anyway:
Would you stop following a content creator/blogger/YouTuber because they changed they decided to change the type of content they were creating, or would you stick with them regardless, because you liked them as a creator/their personality more so than what they produce?
I’d also love to hear any other opinions on this that you might have, or what you thought of Grace’s video, feel free to let me know in the comments.
Thanks for joining me once again! Or if you’re not familiar with me, welcome! My name is Dean, I am a content creator from Ireland, and I have an obsession with creating blogs haha!
This one is different though, I swear! This one is just me, being me, writing about me, and the things that interest me! That sounds a lot more vein that it did in my head…
Ok so previously I had a book blog called WeeBitWordy where I wrote about my passion for books, wrote reviews for them etc. because I love to read. Unfortunately, it went on to make reading a chore for me because I wasn’t just reading for pleasure, I was reading with the intention of making a blog post about the book I was reading, which lead me to stop reading for almost a year–I did not like that one bit, So I’ve closed the doors at WeeBitWordy, and focused on my artwork, which is another passion of mine, and I also blog about that over on my other blog DeanKealy.Design, but for some reason blogging about what I’m creating over there is completely different to when I was book blogging.
So why this blog? Why now?
I need somewhere I can write about things. As a creator, I’m constantly getting ideas, and sometimes I don’t have anywhere to put those ideas. I see others around me writing blogs about general stuff or stuff they’re passionate about and it really makes me want to do that too, but I feel like I can’t do that over on my art blog because, well… because it’s an art blog–and sometimes I feel like writing about what kind of week I’ve had and people who follow an art blog don’t want to read that. Sometimes I want to share some stuff I’ve been reading, again not appropriate for an art blog. So this is going to be my platform for Anything Goes. I can post whatever I want whenever I want (but probably once a week for now) about whatever is going on in my life or in the world in general.
I’ve always been passionate about writing–like I said, I’m a content creator, so I like to create.
This is where I want to create.
Won’t you join me?
PS. I also post daily on Instagram: @dean.kealy
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton