Some days I wonder if designers and other visual artists should write blogs. There are many reasons why writing a blog can simply get in your way. Helen South, About.com Guide to Drawing and Sketching gives five reasons artists shouldn't be blogging, and I think they are really good reasons. My mother has been doing a lot of art in the last few years, and one of the reasons that she's been successful is because she's focused on that art—excluding other things that might take away from her art. I think the same is true for designers. The more you work on improving your design skills, the better you will become, and after you've designed your blog's layout, you'll mostly be doing writing, not designing. Of course, there are good reasons for artists and designers to consider blogging too.
What do you think? Do you blog about your design work or your art? I do about both in several different venues. Share what you think in the comments.