Building Your Blog

March 31st, 2009

I recently did a call with a group of coaches (including the lovely Jennifer Lee, Jamie Ridler and Cynthia Morris) about blogging. I've been blogging for nearly 8 years now and I loved talking about the process and inspiration I've found through having a blog as well as the way blogging has helped support my business. 


Even though I have some scattered technological knowledge, it is not my specialty. Fortunately, there are people like Mynde and Wendy who are offering great services like their 6 Week class on Creating Your Own Web Presence (and the business behind it.) The class includes 6 hours of lecture and q&a (in audio and video formats, so you can participate live or listen later), handouts, and unlimited email support. Check out all the details and sign up here. The class starts on the 1st!

 If you already have an art blog up and running, but it's in desperate need of medical attention, check out Alyson Stanfield and Cynthia Morris's Blog Triage class here. (I love the name of this class!) I've taken an online workshop with Alyson before and found it helpful.

There a number of Creative Every Day Challenge participants who do not have a blog, which is totally fine! Blogging is not for everyone. However, if you're hesitating out of fear, starting a blog is fairly easy if you're just wanting to dip your toes in and try it out. Buidling my own blog has been such a slow and organic process and it continues to grow and shift as I do. Remember it doesn't have to be perfect right off the bat.

And be sure to ask for help where you need it. Ask a friend who blogs for advice, take a class like the ones above, or hire something to help you get started. There's no need to tear your hair out in the process.

Is there anything you're itching to know about blogging? Anything that you find hard or something that holds you back? Let me know in the comments or email and I may write about it in a future post.

4 Responses

Hi Leah!

Great artistic minds think alike, don’t they? :)

As long as we don’t turn into bloggers who only blog about blogging I think we’ll be fine. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

Lovely home you have here. *goes off to poke around*

Here’s my burning question: how do I find time to blog? I used to be great at doing it daily, then I added about three new art passions and some part-time jobs and bam! blogging went out the window (oh yeah, and facebook happened,along with the “pets”).

Wow. 8 years! I didn’t know blogging had been around that long! I’ve only got 3 or so.

Hi Leah! Thanks for your comment on my stick horse. And thanks for sharing these helpful information. You’re the best!

Is it a small world, or what! I have been enjoying Mynde (via Blog Talk Radio) and Alyson Stanfield (via her website and newsletter) so very much these days! I see I’m not the only one. ;) I love the threads of community that never seem to cease weaving themselves together.

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