Please tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am not a big fan of traditional bios, to be honest. The majority of my works is so personal and exposing that sometimes I find it hard to speak about myself without metaphors and riddles. The analog man in digital world who enjoys discovering people, emotions, places, thoughts. A bookworm, coffee junkie and minimalist fond of irony. Still not 30.
What is your blog web address?
Where did you get the idea from for your blog?
This is actually my second attempt at blogging. I suppose the primal need was to have a proof of artistic existence, something that could fill some gaps in my mind. My first blog was completely different to the current one, I simply wasn’t ready for it. It was a good training ground, though, I still keep pieces I’d written for that purpose (they are really bad, to be honest). With No kind of Magic it was different as I’ve already had some proper writing experience and – more importantly – a couple of poems that managed not to embarrass me after the mandatory drawer hibernation. The rest was up to hungry ego.
How do you keep motivated to write blog posts?
The most convenient thing about my blogging is the fact that I promised myself not to run out of poems or photos. In fact, poems I currently post were written about a year ago, in the meantime I’ve written enough to be present for another year or so. I know it may appear a bit OCD, but I try to publish an old poem only if I’ve written two new ones. This is the main reason why I don’t publish on regular basis, but I believe writing should never be forced, the right time will come. And if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. With photography it’s different as I allow myself to post something new anytime.
How many hours do you spend blogging a week?
I am not able to honestly answer that question, as blogging is not only writing after all. I definitely spend a lot of time online, reading poetry from almost every corner of Earth. Learning different points of view is a great humility training and it helps one keeping their eyes open, so I don’t really pay attention how much time it takes a week.
What do you consider to be the most frustrating aspects of blogging?
For me blogging is the escape from everyday, I’ve got plenty of reasons to be frustrated there, which is why I want my blog to be absolutely frustration-free zone. Of course, some of my poems are about negative feelings, but I use writing to cleanse my mind. And again, since there’s no fixed schedule for posting, I can focus on writing and waiting for the right moment to publih. Unless we’re talking about technical aspects, like html, customization etc. That makes me go berserk at times.
Where do you see your blog in six months?
I would love to see I’ve reached more people. To know that someone can relate to what I’ve written is probably the best reward a writer can get. Other than that, I don’t plan too far ahead.
What is the best advice you can give to someone just about to start a blog?
The very one I keep in mind every time I pick up my notebook:
‘…unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don’t do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don’t do it…’
Where has your blog taken you? Have you met any interesting people?
I was lucky enough to meet truly inspirational people who over time became my friends, even though we’ve never met in person. But we do send traditional letters or send text messages over the ocean. And these moments prove that it was all worth it.