More than two dozen artists spent the last month tweaking and writing their way to a better blog in the Blog Triage class I used to teach with Cynthia Morris.
Blog Triage Graduates
Here's a look at our graduates' blogs. Many of them focused on one area or another and have the knowledge and motivation to finish up on their own.
Isadora Arielle, Port Townsend, Washington
Sarah Atlee, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Amadea Bailey, Los Angeles, California
Stacey-Ann Cole, Peterborough, United Kingdom
Janice Earhart, Morrison, Colorado
Frances Clements Fawcett, Port Townsend, Washington
Frances's site crashed in the middle of class! She's rebuilding at her website, linked here.
Robin Fingher, Perth, Australia
Suzanne Gibbs, Tustin, California
Jaime Howard, Jacksonville, Florida
Julie Johnston, Packwood, Iowa
Karen LeGault, Oakland, California
Kevan Lunney, East Brunswick, New Jersey
Vickie Martin, Decatur, Georgia
Mary Ellen Merrigan, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Barbara Parish, Hesperia, California
MJ Russell, Charlotte, Vermont
Doris Sanders, Denver, Colorado
Lynda Schlosberg, Boston, Massachusetts
Linda Steele, Victoria, Australia
Janice Tanton, Canmore, AB, Canada
Fay Terry, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Jill Thoreson, Webster City, Iowa
Janet Vanderhoof, Morgan Hill, California
Sandra Verhoog, The Hague, Netherlands
Andrea Wedell, France
Kristina Wentzell, Keene, New Hampshire
Janine Whitling, Queensland, Australia
4 thoughts on “It Feels Good to Improve That Blog !”
It was a great class! Alyson and Cynthia were great, and the lessons were packed full with information. I learned a lot and met a lot of great people (and blogs) in the process! Highly recommend Alyson’s classes (webinars, newsletter), and all.
Thank you, Lynda! You are testament to the fact that the more you participate, the more you’ll get out of it. You did a great job!
Just visited all these sites (NB. a couple of links didn’t work or the site loaded too slowly) and I subscribed to four of them. It’s fascinating to see how differently everyone approaches their work and their online presence, and I thought it might be helpful to your bloggers to hear the motivations for each subscription.
Obviously behind all choices was a response to the artwork, but the other reasons are more subtle. One site was quite difficult to navigate but the ABOUT page was interesting, the artist was local and I’d like to see how her blog and career progress. Another site was professionally designed and I thought we could learn from her presentation and well-organised blog schedule. Two used a simple template but lots of bright images of their work coupled with natural, friendly commentary on the inspiration, setting and motivation for their work. And, for nearly all, a photo, video or some way to connect with the blogger as a real person made a big difference.
We are also learning the ropes when it comes to creating a visually effective and interesting website and allocating enough time to work on it. I look forward to seeing what lands in my inbox to give us inspiration!
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