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Blog entry by Blake posted 1561 days ago 3657 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve added a personal blog to my website (www.blakeweberwoodworking.com). I do NOT intend to use this blog in place of Lumberjocks. But I have more and more friends, family and clients asking to see project photos of my current work and I wanted a professional, streamlined way to serve it to them.

Link to my blog: Blake Weber Woodworking

Whenever you present anything you must consider your audience. I will still post everything I do on Lumberjocks. But the folks who are not LJ’s represent a different audience and therefore the content and format is a little different. On Lumberjocks I am posting for fellow woodworkers. On my personal blog I am posting for potential clients.

But anyway, I am just letting you know about it for the following reasons…

  • In case you would like to see it and follow along (please do, its nice to have the company)
  • To give me feedback… I’ve never run a personal blog before. How does it look?
  • To tell me what I’m doing wrong and educate me a little about blogger

Again, don’t worry, you will see most of the same content and photos here on LJ first.

By the way, how come I can’t get a slide show to work from my flickr account?

Thanks!
-Blake

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com



6 comments so far

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Toolz

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#1 posted 1561 days ago

Great looking site Blake. It is FAST also.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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dustynewt

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#2 posted 1561 days ago

Looks great Blake. I am now a “follower” and I just shared it on my Facebook profile. The text could be brighter and the pics are a little slow to load, though. That might be my connection. I use Picasa for the slideshows on my website. It is a Google product (as is my website) and it is a no brainer for me. Whenever I upload images to my slideshow albums, they automatically are there on my website.

I have a Blogger account, but I use Posterous for my blog, for the same reasons you mention above. I find using my email application more friendly to set up the blog, then post it to them. Posterous sets it all up.

I use Facebook Pages for outside feedback from clients and fans, and still maintain my own website.

It is all time consuming, but I am trying to get away from a job I care nothing about (except the insurance).

BTW ~ Love your work.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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degoose

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#3 posted 1561 days ago

i must say you have put much thought into the layout and much work in setting it up… I agree with Dustynewt… the words a a little dim… but other than that … the content is informative and clear to follow… I too will be following your blog…thank you.
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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interpim

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#4 posted 1561 days ago

I checked out your site, and as a fellow woodworker it is incredible. But I am not sure a consumer would understand some of the posts. Consumers buy a finished product, not the process or the lessons learned while creating that product. As a woodworker, I know if I could build it myself I will because it will mean more to me, and be higher quality than most stuff on the market. The folks we sell to are buying what we create because they recognize that difference in quality, but in the end still looking at the end product.

My recommendation is make your main post the finished project/item, and deeper into the post you can post the progress photos to give the consumer an idea of the work involved, and a realization that something just can’t be slapped together like a Wal-Mart bookshelf. This will add value to the site, as well as giving the impatient reader an upfront look at what all those sawing, chiseling and cutting pictures are for. If it’s not a woodworker looking at it, I’m not sure they will scroll down far enough to see the finished product and make you the big bucks.

-- San Diego, CA

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1560 days ago

Nice web sites.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1560 days ago

Congrats

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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