Why create a personal on-line portfolio and blog?

In the age of pervasive "social media"  and art sharing sites, an on-line portfolio allows artists to curate their work and present to in a carefully staged way, using a cohesive story line.  This is not meant as a duplicate Instagram feed or Facebook page. It's neither a 140 character bot nor a long-form rant but a simple and clear, curated site. 

I promise to keep these blogs short and timeless...