Tuesday, June 3, 2008

tip tuesday - blogging

Ok, I know that most of you out there have heard of a blog by now, some of you have them, and some of you still don't see the point.

Blogs are a great way to stay in touch with your friends, fans or soon to be fans because it allows you to put your stuff out there where it can be consumed at the leisure of your reader.

An artist friend of mine, Martique Lorray, is moving from Ashland, OR to North Carolina. I asked her if she was going to keep us abreast of her new info on her blog and she said she didn't have a blog. Wha-wha-what? No blog?

Blogs are great, they're easy to start and fun once you get the hang of it. Diane Gilleland teaches a blogging 101 class that I attended and it opened up a whole new perspective on blogging. So I say, get out there and start a blog. If you're afraid that you're putting information out there for everyone to read, well, don't worry, just because you build it doesn't mean they will come. Start writing and get the hang of what you're doing and then send a link to your friends.

And for those of you who don't want to start a blog of your own, you can always subscribe to blogs or create a Google Reader to keep your finger on the pulse of the blogs you're interested in.

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