As part my NaBloPoMo examination of art and blogging, I asked a few folks to consider some of the same questions I’m pondering. Today, we’ll be chatting with the other political junkie, Maria Lupinacci.
Maria is probably the first Pittsburgh blogger than I met in person – we first spoke on the phone and quickly discovered several things in common. Maria has been my role model and inspiration, both as a blogger and as someone who navigates local politics. Her graphics have been immensely popular and she’s kindly invested her talent in joint blogging efforts. We also co-founded the Pittsburgh Women’s Blogging Society (along with Laura Staniland) and have had some interesting adventures. I really like the way she describes starting blogging from a visual inspiration.
Maria is someone I consider a blogger activist. She attends events, promotes all sorts of opportunities for people to get involved in democracy and enjoys engaging.
Name: Maria Lupinacci
I guess this means that while I still don’t think of my blogging as “art,” I do think of it as a place to display my art. I can certainly see how others may view their own blogging as art, I just don’t for myself.
Do you blog about the arts? Please explain. Not really. 2pj is a political blog, so that wouldn’t really fit the format.
Whatever your relationship to the arts (literature, music, visual arts, etc), how has that informed your blogging?My design background comes into play in the graphics that I create. There is even the rare occasion when I think I’ve crafted a particularly decent piece of writing that I’m proud to put my name to, but it pales in comparison to anything my favorite authors have written.
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