Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I am a Blog Triage Participant

I took the plunge & decided to take a class led by Alyson Stanfield & Cynthia MorrisThe class has so many things on my "to do but haven't got to" list.

Our first assignment is to write about who our audience is.  I've been staring at a blank screen & sighing for 20 minutes now.  I selfishly started this blog for my self during a tough time in my life.  It's changed & grown with me, but 4 years later, I can't even write about who my blog is directed to or who my current readers are. 

Yikes, my first blog post ever! Thank goodness the blogging & photos have improved.

Well here goes:

  • Most likely female.  Appreciates vintage, pink froufy glittery stuff & handmade one of a kind pieces.   May be an artist themselves & fellow blogger.  Is or aspires to be a girlie girl.
  • Someone who is up for a journey & adventures.  With my art work, I blog about the process.  There are pictures of Works in Progress (WIP's), new supplies, places I shop.  In regards to my life, I move all the time & document the multitude of things that inspire me about our current location. 
  • I'd love to connect with other like minded artists or people who have an affinity for artisan crafts.  Sometimes the connection begins with having lived in a particular area (I get around!) or loving some of the same blogs.  Just the smallest thing can spark a connection & that has happened with several friendships I've made.
What do I want from blogging?
  • Blogging has been so good for me these past few years.  It gives me a place to have a voice, a place to show my art.  It's been a place to grow as an artist within my craft & to find confidence in my art.  I've been inspired by other bloggers to look at every day things in a different way.  I sure am a better photographer these days!  I would like to go to the next level with all this & improve
  • I love the interaction & connection with other bloggers.  I enjoy this "network" of artists.  
  • Of course, I'd love to use my blog to showcase my art & drive sales.  My ultimate goal is to make income for my family from my art.  I am still clearing the path to find my way.  Lately there have been many forks in the road & I've been non-committal in selecting one.


JoJoBell said...

Hello Nerissa! I also love the connection you get with others from blogging and well if it brings sales too then that is the icing on the cake!

Gabriela said...

Hello Nerissa,

Love this blog, what a great background! Is it batik?

Your jewelry pieces are stunning!

~ Gabriela ~

WW said...

When I choose to follow a blog, it's usually because I like the artwork, or I love the vintage/garage sale finds I see on them.
I selfishly started a blog to rant about my parents. I also selfishly, blog to get more friends. I have very few close friends, and I always hope the people I chat with online become friends. I have been burned in the past with chat rooms and chat groups, by blogging, I get to see how people really are.

I love reading your blog.

Kathryn said...

Hi Nerissa,
I am Kathryn from your Triage class. What a wonderful way to document your travel and stay connected to friends! And make sales, of course!

Antonia Lucas-Ruppert said...

Hi there Nerissa, I am Toni from your Blog Triage class. I too LOVE your background and the tone of your blog. I look forward to your creative rants.

Talisa Selby said...

Hi Nerissa, I'm also from the Blog Triage class. I love joining the Pink Princess party! And your background!