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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Moving from Yahoo to Bloggerville

When I first set up my website in 1998 one of the features I liked the most was the Guest Book. I heard from people all over the world, who shared ideas about art and more with me and the visitors to the GB. Eventually, however, a few pests began to spoil it by posting spam and porn messages. There were also a few cryptic messages that looked like code. What was that all about? I have no idea. I deleted the offensive messages, but then I got worried about spammers harvesting the email addresses of innocent visitors to my Guest Book, so I shut it down.

I missed it so much that I started a couple of groups at Yahoo and that was great for awhile. But that, too, got a little burdensome, with members having to sign in and out, set email preferences and so on.

When blogs first started, I thought they might be the ideal way to talk to my art friends without setting up a complicated newsletter program. So I'm finally getting started. Eventually I'll link to my website and I might retrieve the articles I wrote for the Yahoo group. I'm inviting my Yahoo friends to join me. You're welcome, too.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Shai said...

Welcome to the world of web logs, Nita. It's great to know that you're going to get this started. I hope you turn on the RSS/Atom feed function so it'll be easier to keep track of your updates.

Take care and have fun blogging! :-)

8:31 PM  
Blogger Nita said...

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9:54 PM  
Blogger Caren said...

welcome to blogging, Nita. I have found it superior to yahoo groups, email newsletters, and all that old fashioned stuff. You can post pictures in your blog, too, which is especially great for us artists!

Caren

3:33 PM  
Blogger Michelle Himes said...

Thanks for letting me know about your blog, Nita. I was sad to see the Yahoo group die out. I'm glad to know you have completed your book and have time to exeriment again.

I started a blog myself this summer, after accidentally stumbling across Jane Freeman's. I'm enjoying this new way of talking about my art, and have put a few examples of what I've done this summer on it. Hope you get a chance to look. Would love to see examples of what your marbling experiments look like.

Michelle

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Sherry Foley said...

Nita,
I love the blog. I started keeping my new grand-daughter six weeks ago and, wow, does it ever put a damper on art time. She takes all day long! But she is a joy. You are such an inspiration to me and I can't wait for your new book.
Sherry Foley
Huntsville, AL

12:25 PM  

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