I fantasize about going to NYC at the last minute to see the Blogger Show. Maybe it is no big deal but some of life’s more interesting exploits hinged on what was initially no big deal. I hear the rumble.
As someone who saw a lot of work alone, without input or fanfare, I have mixed feelings about all art opinion and art writing. Art Forum didn't necessarily make me feel a part of anything and the same goes for art blogs.
I suspect many artists feel the same, including most of the artists who write one.
The very thing so many detest about blogs – that they are an “invalid” voice – is exactly what I like about them. A huge measure of human touch and all the vulnerabilities that go along with it, warts and all - the best art critics have that going for them too.