I found myself contemplating the feedback of my previous post over these past few days. Some people were kind enough to send their well wishes, others sent me private emails that explained some of the flaws in the clearinghouse. I am grateful to any and all that read, comment, email, or participate! Thank you. There were some suggestions that I feel were quite appropriate and I am going to attempt to pull this together.
Initially I had started this blog as a service to myself, but since the clearinghouse is now one and a half years old, it has grown and the idea behind it is changing. I really want this blog to succeed as a resource for every (collage) artist, not just for me. I feel as tho no matter what I do, the burden is pretty heavy. In order to properly create flow of content, I believe I need some help. I have seen some really great successful group blogs, Scrapiteria is one. The multi-blogger format is already proven, it works. I really like the idea of enlisting some aid. I am looking for a handful of somewhat dedicated collage artists that would be willing to contribute once a week. If I can find 4 people to help, that would mean each week there would be 5 different posts, with varying opinions and ideas. Of course, posting more often than once is great, but if there were a few of us posting once a week, it wouldn't be required to keep this resource alive. In addition, the added perspective of others here would probably add a different flavor to the blog. It wouldn't be all mine mine MINE! (cackles of laughter and hysteria fade in the distance)
Other suggestions that I received involved some improvements on the content. I will need to address this next. My flittering about from topic to topic, my habit of posting a lot of personal artwork, these things I need to get a handle on. My hope is that I can get some helpful interested folks to volunteer first to help share the burden.
If YOU are interested in promoting collage an an art form, can pledge to post once a week, email me privately and lets DO this!!