11/27/12

Should I be Naughty?

Or nice?  I am seriously considering leaving Blogger to blog from my website. Would love feedback from anyone who has changed from blogger to a website successfully if you have a moment.  Post a comment or email steelelindsey@ymail.com
Thank you!

8 comments:

Alyson said...

My cousin is in branding and says you should always blog from a website if at all possible. I have to share that, hope it helps.

TSL said...

Actually, Alyson, it does help. Seems elementary to do it all in one place. I do thank you so much for your response.

Can't Leave My Name said...

Tina, I am going to tell you, don't do it! I did and lost so many followers. It is a fickle world I tell you, don't mess with a good thing. Can you not change your website url to here, and let this be your website? They say it isn't professional to use a Blogspot as a website, but my experience is a great big no!

TSL said...

I am sorry you lost followers during your change, that's a sticky wicket for certain. My website has been a fairly static .com and has been ready for me to pick up and begin blogging there for some time; I have just been hesitant to do so as many links on the www point to this site. Hmmm, perhap I could just blog on "the arts" here and blog strictly my work there. Thank you for your impassioned plea, certainly gives me pause...

pve design said...

Tina,
From others who have done it, it is true that they have lost followers. I do not know if there is a remedy to that but if one has a blog on a site or on a blog spot, the key is to routinely post. I always tell others that it is like Halloween, if you do not have any candy, the trick-or-treaters will not come back. Post more often and link, link, link. Share your process and your work.
I am going to be sharing some of my mistakes. I have not been allowing myself that and in essence, it is what has helped me to grow as a person and as an artist.
Perhaps switching might be a mistake but it also might be just what your heart desires. I know that you will make the right choice.
Happy days ahead. Are you preparing your heart and home...for the Holidays?
pve

TSL said...

Thank you so much, Patricia, for your thoughtful comments, I appreciate your viewpoint so much! And yes, heart and home very excited for the holidays! My best to you and yours!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

The branding may be a good thing but when I left my blog on my website (Fine Art Studio) and started on Blogger, the difference was huge. Very few visitors to my blog are forwarded from my website.
I think maybe a lot of people look at a website as more formal and go there for a different reason than they do a blog. I know some people I talk to do not see them going hand in hand.

TSL said...

Thanks Julie, duly noted! I have taken that into consideration and have appreciated your thoughts having gone the other direction. I have decided to add my husband's work here, too, which will lesson my posting load. Thank you so much.