Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hello World!

"Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb.

You may never reach the summit; for that you will be forgiven.

But if you don’t make at least one serious attempt to get above the snow line, years later you will find yourself lying on your deathbed, and all you will feel is emptiness."

Hugh Macleod, "How To Be Creative" - A ChangeThis Manifesto, 2005

And with this quote begins this blog.

Hi there. Ben here. I'm starting this blog as a bit of a diary. Nothing soppy or overly personal. Don't worry.

Instead this blog is going to be a little project about starting my own business, which I guess is the 'Mount Everest' that I want to climb.

I've been talking about this for years now ... but have recently had the "It's now or never" moment. So a few weeks ago I quit my job (rather spontaneously), escaped the cubicle and decided to get started.

I'm calling this blog "Artdabble". I've always liked dabbling in art, and I really want to get inlvolved in the area of art. Not that I'm a terrific artist, mind you,

So I'm thinking that I'd like to start an art gallery, or at least something art related. That's about as far as I've got so far. Today is 25th August, 2007. I'm giving myself 6 months to work out exactly what this business is going to be - and I'll be using this blog as a diary of my thoughts. I'll also try and use it to have a conversation. With artists, gallery owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who's prepared to listen.

So welcome to the blog. I hope you can stick around to see where this is heading.

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