Welcome to (the original) Mountainair Arts, the blog, an independent voice for the Mountainair NM community and a personal blog with (I hope) a distinct personal voice.
Despite its name the blog is not exclusively about the arts. However, we do cover the arts ~ local, state, and beyond ~ generously. Although we also cover local events, announcements proper go to Mountainair Announcements. Poetry, writing and the annual event of the same name are covered primarily at the Poets and Writers Picnic blog.
A glance at the tag cloud in the sidebar will give you an idea of our range. Not all tags are listed. Features include news banner, video bar, links, email subscription form, links to our Twitter and Facebook personae, email forwarding and social media sharing tools, blog search, shared reader items, twitter reader, local blogroll and arts links, feeds to blogs in Mountainair Online network, newsreel and NM news feeds.
Mountainair Arts (again, despite its name) is not affiliated with or beholden to any organization, business or special interest. The name thing is another story for another time. Even the mildest hint of an attempt to censor will be met with the rudest of noises, perhaps punctuated with gestures. I self-censor more than most may realize and, until relatively recently, felt obliged to avoid conflict of interest, walking a fine line between that and honest writing.
The experience took a heavy toll on my interest. Remodeling changed the look to herald a new blog day and lift up the blogging spirit. More pages are under consideration too, nothing set except for a links page to streamline main page by moving links to their own home. Eternally optimistic, I still have submission and comment guidelines to write.
If you have questions, wish to recommend features you would like to see covered or suggest pages to add, please post your questions and recommendations as comments below. You can also email me at email@example.com, find me on Twitter at @VanessaVaile or leave a message on the Mountainair Online wall @ Facebook. Several blogs and two twitter accounts aggregate feeds there