And just like that, it’s been one year to the day since I published my first Strong Silent Hype blog. Saying thanks to my readers doesn’t seem to fully express just how great a gift you’ve given me by showing your support. But in spite of that, here it comes anyway: Thanks to you.
I came across a clever little figure of speech this week: Hiding your brushstrokes. It’s meant to describe the tendency for artists to hide the painful or tedious process their art goes through before it reaches their audience. When you read a piece of writing, for example, it appears clean, polished and smooth; however, everything about the piece of writing up until that point involved a lot of slicing, dicing, editing, various sets of eyes, and maybe even a few tears of frustration.