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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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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! :-)

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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!


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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.


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Anonymous Sherry Foley said...

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

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