I had a conversation with Patrick Doud yesterday, the writer who will be having his book signing Sunday at The Bookstore of Gloucester, about being an artist and creating. Specifically we talked about a subject I’ve discussed with many different artists in different mediums such as painting, writing, sculpting, blogging, basically any passion in which you are creating.
The premise that I find to be common among people who have that creative fire within is that if they hit a wall or lose momentum or stop pushing the boundaries of their medium that they get really depressed or in a big time funk.
And so it is with the blog. When I feel like I’m bumping up against the same material or formats or functions of the blog I feel an itch and it bothers me if we are not pushing forward with new ideas or if there are ways we can do things better. It may mean ways to reach more people. It may mean a better way to serve up video or pictures. It may mean higher quality production. It may mean new tools for people to use on the blog.
Some of the spawn of these itches have been the GMG Local WiFi Map, many of the various contests we hold, new HD video, and other things like that. Well now you can add another dimension to the GMG Blog- another tool to communicate with our community, another way for folks to find out what is going on around town.
It’s The Good Morning Gloucester Community Calendar. As people send me new events coming up around Cape Ann I’ll add the listings to the GMG Community Calendar so anyone can peruse what is happening. If you have an event coming up just send it along in a comment and I’ll be sure to add it to the GMG Community Calendar for our entire community to learn about.
I included a tab along the top of the page titled Upcoming Events. Click on that tab for the Link to the GMG Community Calendar and please don’t hesitate to send in suggestions.