2 or so years ago, I bought a domain called Artist-Arena.com (and Photoshop-Arena.com) and I wanted to start an art & design blog there but never got around to actually doing it.
Now that I am pretty much done with college, I have plenty of time on my hands so I (finally) started this the other night.
It’s basically a community blog, where the bloggers (apply within) just plug an image a day or whenever they can with a preview image of 410 × 200 px so we’re not giving away the entire image… just getting people interested enough to click on it.
The way that I am currently planning on running is using permissions. For example, the other day, I asked Cathie if it is alright with her if I feature her on the blog and she was thankful. I asked her if she’d be interested in taking part and she said yes. That way, we’re featuring members and actually bringing them towards our group and the blog and giving them a platform to promote others.
The reason why I want to do it at one place, using a domain/private hosting, is because there is no use what so ever if someone is gonna start a blogspot blog, puts a couple of images up every week but does not promote the actual blog. No-one is going to visit that page and it’ll be a waste of effort. Using a community blog would encourage us all to promote a place where we all “hang out” and promote members/talk about art/etc. The plan is that it will slowly develop into something big like The Serif but we’ve obviously gotta start small.
Please reply if you’re interested in blogging. It doesn’t have to be all the time and every little post will help.