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For about 18 months, I abandoned updating my still...

2008-11-13T01:03:00.000-08:00

For about 18 months, I abandoned updating my still web site, and concentrated on the blog. Then I thought about it.

Because my blog is more in the anything-goes style, AND because blogs are essentially chronological, when I revamped, I used the blog format, (much easier to update) but created a logical order/presentation.

The function, e.g. links to photographs, etc., are pretty much the same in my blog and web site, but by having the web site, a more or less an official, electronic business card, I can present a tad more professional front, while on my blog, well, I can stretch out like Bee Gee.

Pity my web site has so little content, then! It's functioning as a giant TOC for the time being.



I am back because I just realized one of the top r...

2008-11-08T16:14:00.000-08:00

I am back because I just realized one of the top reasons for keeping a website--it slipped my mind earlier, I am sorry. It is this: most blogs, at least those that are free, do NOT allow sales in their TOS (terms of service). Granted, most people either do not read said TOS or choose to ignore them, but ...

So, you may want to consider that and also explore it further. Hope this helps the discussion.



i have been pondering this question since i read y...

2008-11-08T08:29:00.000-08:00

i have been pondering this question since i read your article last night. i have been putting a lot of my biz on hold until that day my website was up. it ain't happened yet.do we need a solid web presence that a site is supposed to offer, rather than bouncing from blog to flickr to view work and make a decision about possible purchase? if you sell at etsy and elsewhere, do you think it necessary to have a website? what search words do you use when you search for yourself via google? (btw, i think godaddy has a package that offers oodles of room for $4.95/month)
i'll be interested in following this conversation.



Hi, Connie. Since I am both a fiber artist and a ...

2008-11-08T05:12:00.000-08:00

Hi, Connie. Since I am both a fiber artist and a tie-dyer, I have maintained a website primarily for my tie-dye... it's a great way to showcase my inventory for shoppers who don't have time to go through all my stuff at a show. And these days, I am not doing a lot of shows. As for my art quilts, I am really in the beginnings of this phase of my creative life, and my blog is mostly devoted to surface design and art quilts, but isn't set up for direct sales. I have had 9 sales on my etsy store since I set it up in July, and that was all tie-dye. A recent panel discussion at our Artists' Coalition meeting addressed using a website as a vehicle to present your work to galleries, much like a portfolio or slides used to do. So a lot depends on the audience you are trying to reach. BTW, there are many web hosting services out there with a variety of price ranges. I pay $8.95 a month, and have a ton of pictures on my website with plenty of space left over, so you may want to do a little window shopping for a new web host if you decide to keep the website.
Hope this helps!

Judy



I am pondering/weighing the exact same issue now. ...

2008-11-08T04:06:00.000-08:00

I am pondering/weighing the exact same issue now. My website does not cost much at all but that is not the only point to consider. I can see a blog-only presence IF I am able to present things in a very clear, professional way. I welcome this conversation; thanks.