Monday, March 30, 2015

What inspired me at the NAEA Convention!


Thank you Lady Bloggers! You truly inspired me to get back on my computer and share!  For everyone who was not able to attend the convention, these ladies each had a different message to inspire those of us struggling with wanting to blog... but not sure we have a voice or time to do it well. We all follow these ladies, and many more outstanding bloggers, including some great guys! But how to find your voice??? Here are the tips I took from the workshop...

  • Find your voice, talk like your talking to a friend.
  • Don't try to be anyone but yourself... don't we say this to our students too!
  • Just get started! Pick some photos that YOU like to get started, use the templates the blog sites provide.
  • Take high quality photos and post them LARGE! Everyone is drawn to images!
  • Post regularly, people return to blogs who post once a week... can't we all manage once a week??? I know I can... 
  • Use the blogger app to get your post started, then edit on your computer before posting. - THANKS to Mini Matisse for that one, she gave some GREAT advice on the side and should be in the picture above!
  • Stay POSITIVE! People only like to read positive posts! And... don't get down if you have someone critical... there is always someone out there who has to go negative... your friends will always be positive!
Now... Why Blog??? This is what the professional say...

  • When you give you receive! 
  • It keeps you on your game, motivation to keep working at a high level!
  • It is the best advocacy for our art programs!
  • It's FUN! 
Again, thank you ladies! I have been looking at your sites for a long time. I am one of the gaucher's who never comment, but admire greatly.  I may still be quiet, but I will try to not be silent! 

5 comments:

  1. I love that photo! As one of the presenters in the carousel, I'm gonna add my 2 cents about one of the things you just said. I personally DESPISE the blogger app. Rarely ever use it. I think the thing is, we all gotta find what works for us, and that is definitely not the same from one to the next. And that's what makes each blog so unique, right? No hopefully I can get to my conference post tonight.... Or tomorrow...

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  2. I completely agree that the app is nothing close to seeing it online. You miss a lot of detail for sure, you are right about that one! I will use the app is ONLY to get my posts started. Nic mentioned she will start a post on the app at school, get the pictures loaded, maybe a comment, but then wait to get home to edit and post from the computer. I have been posting on facebook and instagram over my blog because I can get it done at school. There are many nights family life keeps me from even opening my computer. But... you ladies seriously have inspired me! First full day of Spring Break today, here I am redesigning my blog! :)

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  3. Great post! Glad you came back.

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  4. I just started following your blog - I LOVE all your work. I particularly love all the detail that you now show with each project, it gives your projects so much more life. Please keep it coming! Thank you!!

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  5. I just started following your blog - I LOVE all your work. I particularly love all the detail that you now show with each project, it gives your projects so much more life. Please keep it coming! Thank you!!

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