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Char terBeest Kudla
  • Baraboo, WI
  • United States
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Starting a Blog

Started this discussion. Last reply by Char terBeest Kudla Jan 11, 2011. 6 Replies

I'm thinking about starting a blog for my business.  I'm on facebook and am wondering if that's enough.   I'm wondering if I would spend to much time working on the blog and not on my working in my…Continue

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Char terBeest Kudla commented on S Brian Berkun's blog post Omaha Summer Arts Festival or Deep in the heart of...Nebraska!
"I was there and will definitely go back.  Surprisingly love Omaha, the people - art, sculptures, mural throughout city.    Good sales and I hate fun.  The heat didn't bother me....no air in our home or studio.  So it…"
Jun 18, 2012
Char terBeest Kudla commented on Oscar Matos Linares's blog post Wells Street Art Festival or better know as Wells Street Drinking Festival
"We had a major robbery of our work at this show.....we would never ever recommend this drunk fest.  Just close the street with out us and let them have their orgy.  We will never do in downtown Chicago again.  It's a…"
Jun 18, 2012
Char terBeest Kudla commented on Barry Bernstein's blog post Ann Arbor Revisited
"Thanks Barry for your thoughtful words.  I did fine at the show - however - it did take me days to recover.  I will definitely be coming back.  I have adjusted my product line and, yes, I do make all my things myself.  I did have…"
Aug 4, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla commented on Marty Hulsebos's blog post Our car accident on the way to Bellevue
"Our thoughts are with you and your family. Char and Frank from Wisconsin"
Jul 31, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla commented on Colin Murray's blog post Bloomington / Normal IL Sugar Creek
"This show is very well run.  It was very very hot.  Nice patrons - young to old.  This was my first time at this show....you always hope for more.  I think the weather was really a factor in attendance.  Couldn't be an…"
Jul 11, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla commented on Nels Johnson's blog post AFTER BOSTON MILLS ART SHOW--Intimations of mortality
"Thanks Nels....Yep...we're all getting older.  Frank and I thought of slowing down.  However, that all changed one year ago when were robbed of all my husbands gold jewelry in a small village in Wisconsin after a show. …"
Jul 5, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla left a comment for Nels Johnson
"Hi Nels..  Good to have you for a friend.  Char"
Jan 12, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla and Nels Johnson are now friends
Jan 12, 2011
Shane Reed left a comment for Char terBeest Kudla
"I started my photography business in 2008.  Shortly after starting my business I started shooting alphabet letters of architecture and other objects found in urban settings.  These letters can be used to spell words, or names to make…"
Jan 11, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla replied to Char terBeest Kudla's discussion Starting a Blog
"Again...GREAT advice!  Thanks!"
Jan 11, 2011
Geoff Coe replied to Char terBeest Kudla's discussion Starting a Blog
"Hi Char, With reference to my earlier post: Members of user groups are not the same thing as bloggers.  Writing a query to a user group (or responding to one) is not the same as writing a blog. Members of user groups are just interested in…"
Jan 11, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla replied to Char terBeest Kudla's discussion Starting a Blog
"Great points.  I'm trying to reach customers.  I think most are not bloggers.  So, I just might be wasting my time, whioch I don't have much of - time that is."
Jan 11, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla replied to Char terBeest Kudla's discussion Starting a Blog
"Thanks.....yes..I'm worried abou time eater....I don't have it to spare."
Jan 11, 2011
Char terBeest Kudla and Art on the Lawn: Barbara Berney are now friends
Jan 11, 2011
Geoff Coe replied to Char terBeest Kudla's discussion Starting a Blog
"Hi. I have no answers, only question: questions you absolutely should address before you start a blog, otherwise it will be the time-sink you are afraid of. * What is your business? * Who is your target market? * What unique value you can you…"
Jan 11, 2011
S. Michelle Babcock replied to Char terBeest Kudla's discussion Starting a Blog
"I think if I were going to blog maybe, I'd do it through crafthaus rather then facebook. As to the amount of time it takes from your studio, well that is why I don't blog. I find too many other things pull me away from my studio. Perhaps a…"
Jan 11, 2011

Profile Information

Your Medium
Fiber
Years in the Art Fair Business
35
First show ever
Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
What is your website?
http://www.helensdaughters.com
What are the best things about art fairs
The people. Taking my art directly to my customer! Being self employed and creating beautiful things.
Best show ever and why
Ann Arbor Summer Fair, Ann Arbor, Michigan - Still a great show. Hard to do - long hots, crazy weather. I have a great customer base. I love seeing them evry year!
Worst show ever and why
Wells Street in Chicago.....Difficult set up....and was robbed. It's a drunk fest with only a handful of people interested in the arts.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Handed a card at a show.

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 10:54pm on January 3, 2011, Eva Williams said…

Hi Char terbeest Kudla, This is Eva Williams. I'm new at this site too, just want to say hello.

 

At 9:18am on January 4, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Char. It is such a pleasure to me to find old friends joining the site, especially ones with such great knowledge of art fairs. I look forward to seeing you here since we are no longer doing the art fairs. Ditto on your comments on Wells Street above.

A happy new year to you and Frank.

Connie

At 9:35pm on January 5, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome, again, to ArtFairInsiders.com, Char.   I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please add a photo of yourself and stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us. We all look forward to your participation here. Also visit the "member map" and add your location. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike. Let's make this a dynamic site!

Best wishes,
Connie Mettler

p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.

At 2:02pm on January 11, 2011, Shane Reed said…
I started my photography business in 2008.  Shortly after starting my business I started shooting alphabet letters of architecture and other objects found in urban settings.  These letters can be used to spell words, or names to make contemporary art for you home.  This project took off, and became an overwhelming success.  I used the money from selling my alphabet letters to fund my photography business.  These letters are fantastic sellers and I’m thankfully too busy with my real passion to have time to sell them anymore.  So I’ve decided to sell the high resolution digital files for a fair price to the right person who is interested in making an abundance of extra income.  This idea will be unique to you, and if you're driven will make you lots of money.  The market is enormous!  If you’re interested and would like to discuss things further please contact me atshane@reedphoto.ca and please check out our alphabet photography atwww.reedphoto.ca click on “client” menu and enter the password “abc”.  We have b&w and color alphabets, and I’ve also custom created numerous word art pieces with quotes.  You’d receive everything with unlimited reproduction rights.  The letters can be put on anything you can think of or you can sell them just as letters to go in frames.  I always just sold them as letters for $5 per letter.  The profit margin is very high as it costs about 10-20 cents to print each letter and they sell for $5 each.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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