Worth a Thousand Words?
As a writer, I’ve always believed that words are worth a thousands words, not pictures. Sure, a picture can convey a lot, but it’s the words around it that really tell the story. I would never have called myself a visual person, unless looking at words counts.
I’m collaborating with Botgirl Questi on an SL parody song and video. We’ve been batting around lyrics for a week. But neither of us seems really inspired by the lyrics. Botgirl, however, has been inspired by the video. She’s already produced three trailers for a song we’ve not even written! (you can see them at her blog.)
And in that week, I’ve taken hundreds of pictures in Second Life. (you can see some of them at my flickr.) I’ve barely written a thing. In fact, my last significantly wordy post here was titled Words Words Words, and topic was all about how words matter.
But right now, words aren’t coming. Maybe someday I’ll learn to balance a strong visual idea, like the ones I’ve been creating with pictures, with the right words. There are plenty of bloggers who do both. For now, I seem to be stuck in the images in my head, instead of the prose.
And that’s new.
I’m certain the words will come back. I just hope the visuals stay, as well.