Things have been busy here as usual, but I wanted to talk about my involvement with blogging. I don’t normally talk specifically about work here on the Parlor, but this is just too cool:
I’ve become a professional blogger.
That sounds so weird to say. It’s true, though. After a year of lobbying, I finally convinced the day job to start a blog for one of our new businesses, Fun Expressions™, our scrapbooking supply business. I’m glad we (as a company) took our time and didn’t rush into this, because I’m not sure it would have been successful with some of our other business initiatives. With our Fun Expressions™ Blog though, I think the business is ready-made for online experimentation since the community in general is already there. Scrapbooking is a giant industry and has a large community supporting it. In the broadband age, people are sharing their scrapbooking experiences all over online.
I’m developing the content thus far with the help of our scrapbooking team, and slowly I’ll be handing the reins over to them so they can participate as well. I’ve learned quite a bit though about scrapbooking, so I may try my hand at it in the future as weird as that may sound. I think it would make for some good posts coming from a male graphic designer. I know our team would get a kick out of it. From a pure design perspective, I think there are some really amazing forms of personal expression out there in scrapbooking. There are some layouts out there from stay-at-home mothers who could go toe-to-toe with some of the hacks who design for a living. And there are some really phenomonal pages out there from designers who scrap also.
You’ll notice that this post is only Part One. I’ve had this bottled inside for awhile (the Fun Expressions™ Blog has been around since October), so I had more than enough to say for one complete post. However, I still have more bloggy stuff to talk about. Stay tuned for more Blogarama tomorrow!
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