Friday, November 18, 2011

What the HECK is a Blurb?!

The act of Blurbing is a brief statement praising a creative work - be it literary, film, or interactive media.

During this past semester I've been taking classes at BYU that have been teaching me how to see, and also how to analytically and critically challenge creative art. Edifying criticism is what I'm being taught.

Now I'm developing skills that remove my shallow biases and allow me to dive into beautiful things I haven't recognized before!!!

Pessimistic criticism can create walls, tear down trust destroy our ability to enjoy what is around us. Ignorantly and blatantly bashing an entire creative work (or person, for that matter) for what its labeled as is rotten in my book.

That's why I have been trying lately to effectively and encouragingly BLURB everything I experience.  Take the good out of it! If someone is overall not your favorite - find the good, the interesting.  Ask worthwhile questions next time you are hating a film, or getting mad at someone because they are fantasizing with a television show.

I'll talk more on this later. But let's all Blurb on, my friends!!!

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