Writing HUBS? Is this skill an ART?
What it boils down to, forever the question?
What is art?
I can see that some Hub Folk are putting much effort into this question and deserve praise for doing so because it is a tuff call but I have also attempted this question many times. My conclusion is much the same as others but perhaps slightly different.
On many counts art is just about anything you can get away with calling art on the other side of this is another deeper understanding. Perhaps everything in the world produced and consumed by human beings is down to the arts and your whole world is built around the arts.
It is about so many things that all seem to be related to personal choice take a look in the dictionary and see that many other words used in describing art are of a personal nature. When you do it’s easy to begin to see that it’s little wonder we are confused with no true definitive answer.
Here is an example of words taken from www.dictionary.com, there are probably many more but here are some, quality, aesthetic, beautiful, appealing, significant, all of these words are personal, individual and not universal.
Perhaps we should be more inclined to focus not on the word art but more on being creative?
There is no universal beauty or appeal, I might think that something is beautiful but others may not and vise versa so therefore art is a personal choice made by the individual.
Damien Hurst won the prestigious Turner prize for presenting half a dead calf in a glass container filled with formaldehyde a fluid commonly used to preserve dead tissue for viewing, mostly within the area of medical science.
This work created a stir in the art world where many considered it to be a joke and not really art but a shock tactic to get attention but who dares wins and if that was the soul intention it worked?
These people didn’t understand it, did not want to or where not giving themselves the chance to understand. In most instances they weren’t given the chance because they did not get the full story about it’s meaning or the story was tainted with the self-interest of the writer or purveyor of the story, is education ever neutral.
Instantly for me this work provoked a reaction and I questioned the reason for this piece of work looking for meaning and that is what seems to be the whole purpose of the presentation, something to provoke thought or feeling in others.
A thought provoking, reactionary piece of work about life preserving death to raise awareness of death in the viewer something most people would rather avoid until they cannot do so and die.
To conclude this I propose art is a personal experience brought about by the creative components within us all.
What do you say about art? Writing HUBS? Is this skill an ART?
I would say that writing Hubs is a craft that in order to be good at it you need to be skilled, I would say that some hubs have artistic merit but this does not mean all Hubs.
As I have already said art is not easily definable if at all because again as I have already explained art is a personal individual experience that has no universal appeal so some will see your hubs as art others will not.
Is writing blogs art?
Writing blogs is much the same as writing hubs so the answer will be the same I will say also that the real questions to answer for me is, are blogs, hubs a useful use of your time?
I would say any form of free creative thinking is beneficial, developmental, and experimental, any form of writing is reflective so also rewarding in the same token, that this is actually the primary mover and learning process it’s self.
Reflect on something, write about it, and reflect on it again make adjustments until you are satisfied, publish it then repeat the process. The learning process is described like this; action and reflection inform the next action for further refection, learning and action.
This is what all artists do in order to become artists and produce art, writing is a skill and some writing is popularly considered to have artistic merit so in final conclusion Writing HUBS, writing blogs, writing has artistic merit.
If you don’t write you have no chance at producing anything written of artistic merit if you do write you have more of a chance and if you practice you get better.
Blogs and hubs give you an excellent opportunity to practice with a real audience and test your boundaries.
A word of advice if you decide to join any of these movements and get creative then just dive in, sign up and don’t sign out until you have written your hub, lens or blog page.
Do it and start learning by doing, not doing by learning that’s one surefire way to slow your creative self down, the middle way is most often the best and most often the way people go most naturally which is good for us all.
These people do a bit of experimenting and a bit of reflecting this soon gets creative like it or not, being creative is the fundamental essence of everything that enables us to succeed and survive in the world we live
Giving yourself the opportunity to become more creative in any area of your life will benefit you in other areas.
If you want to know how I write articles then keep an eye open for me or join my fan club or ask me to join yours because I be revealing my ways in the future.
Thank you and all the very best in your future.
Now 4 years after writing this hub I have reached a real conclusion.
Writing is an art but creating hubs is not just about writing, it is so much more than only the written word.
Creating Hubs is an art, yes it is and it is also one of the most noblest arts of all.
Creating Hubs is Digital Story Telling, combining visual, audio, senses, combining images, stories, information, text, photography, video, music, visual art, conversation and just about anything else that you can place on one.
Hubs are in the public domain and so they are also public art of what has always been the only real art, having something to say, on public display to the world, this is what I think, HAVE IT.