After 3 days of catching up on organizing, I am ready to come back to the real world – computers … enough of sorting through and deciding where things go. That is hard enough on a computer – never mind the offline world. (Mostly joking). But I did go try something new on the web tonight …
Flowers IX, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Because Neda of Papiers CollÃ©s asked me to write about setting up a blog (even though her blog already showcases her incredible collages), I decided I should go look at Blogger. So I did.
The result may be seen at Diane Clancy Blog (https://dianeclancy.blogspot.com) (as opposed to Diane Clancy’s Blog). I had been curious anyway what Blogger was like. I started blogging with WordPress and have been very happy with it. (Now I want a little of each – the story of my life). It all started when I wanted to have an image for myself when I comment on the Blogger posts … since most of the other artists do. I hadn’t realized that I could put a face to me so easily.
So, being there, they asked me if I would like a blog, and one thing led to another. It was interesting to see how it works. I know the 2 names of the blogs are ridiculously close, but I didn’t know what else to use, really.
People haven’t been posting the last few days. I am not sure if I am being boring or others have been busy too … or …. perhaps I am just being so complete in what I say there is nothing to add (joke) – I don’t think so. Please let me know if you would like a particular direction – I have been enjoying our dialogues very much.
~ Diane Clancy
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It must be that you’ve been so complete! 🙂
Hi!! I am happy for you that you got organized and I, on the other hand, am freaking out: summer vacation is in full swing for my son and his friends and I feel my house is being invaded by a horde. I really, though, I love it but I don’t have time to get to my laptop, let alone write something!!!!
I love the idea that you are trying blogger. I started my blog on April 27, 2007, not knowing ANYTHING and here I am learning as I go… I think the blog format gives you a lot of freedom and more exposure. I like the simplicity of it. As for your name, it’s okay but people might get confused…Think about it. How about Diane’sDay??or whatever you think will reflect your blog writings.
You had suggested I scan my collages…which I do but I am kind of very protective of my art work so most of my collages are scanned in a lower resolution (I am being pretentious here but I don’t want anyone appropriating my art/heart and soul). I care too much about intellectual property.
Another thing: I feel like I too did not get too many visits…And I did not have a chance to visit my friends’ blogs either. Must be summer ime. Anyway, I am researching a topic (a cetain collage….sh…I want to keep it a secret for now) and I am not sure I will be able to post everyday…
Keep up the good work and congrats on your new found organized space!
I have noticed on my other blog, which is a pretty active community, that people aren’t commenting as much. I think summer plays a big part in it. I am reading your postings most days. I hope your time spent organizing brings you a new spurt of creative energy.
Thank you so much for posting!!
I was wondering if it were me … thanks for reassuring me. I haven’t blogged long enough to see there are ebbs and flows … but makes sense.
But, Neda, YOU have complete control over who does what with your collages. I encourage you to scan them at 300 dpi and then post them at a much lower resolution. 72 dpi is the usual for the web. Then you have a high quality digital file that YOU control. And someone can download a low resolution image off your blog. But the can’t do anything substantial with it. How does that sound?
And thank you all three for your encouragement – it means so much to me!
~ Diane Clancy