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Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments The art teacher at school (and a very good friend, as well) has asked me to ask you bloggers which one you reckon is best.

She'd prefer a free one, of course, but is willing to pay for a really easy to use one.

She wants two, actually. One to share images of her work and one to showcase her pieces that she'd like to sell.

Li'l help, please?


message 2: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25061 comments I know a lot of people use wordpress because of its versatility but even a granny can use blogger. I recommend it for its simplicity. It does all I want it to.


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaeldiack) | 185 comments I use blogger and it is easy, but if she is going to be posting a lot of photos I'd recommend using Wix or Weebly. They are free to use and easy.


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David Staniforth (davidstaniforth) | 7939 comments Slightly off topic Patti but may be of interest to your friend. There are sites that operate similar to Amazon KDP, whereby the artist uploads their work and customers can view and buy on a print on demand basis (framed artwork, t shirts, i-pod skins etc.) The artist then recieves a royalty payment.

society6.com is the one I know of but I think there are others.

My art may be on there one day if I run out of words.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Oh that's brilliant David!

Yes really interested in those sorts of sites as well.

I should mention that I think her stuff is amazing.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Thanks Ignite and Michael!

I'll mention those to her.

Any more?


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Shaun (shaunjeffrey) | 2467 comments I too use Blogger. It's easy enough to navigate and you can change the design. http://www.blogger.com

Cafepress is another site where you can sell artwork I think , and put it on different items such as mugs, posters, clocks, calenders etc. http://www.cafepress.co.uk/


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Shaun wrote: "I too use Blogger. It's easy enough to navigate and you can change the design. http://www.blogger.com

Cafepress is another site where you can sell artwork I think , and put it on different items s..."


((((Hug))))

Thanks Shaun!


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Jim | 21876 comments Patti (It's a grape life) wrote: "Oh that's brilliant David!

Yes really interested in those sorts of sites as well.

I should mention that I think her stuff is amazing."


MTM might be a good person to talk to, she's into the merchandising


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Darren Humphries (darrenhf) | 6980 comments I use blogger. If I can manage it anyone can.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Cool. Thanks Jim. I'll do that.

I gotta look at that gumby site I saw mentioned on Facebook too.

Anybody got a link please?

Thanks Darren. I'll definitely tell her to check out blogger.


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Tim | 9478 comments I use both - http://www.tim-arnot.com is Wordpress and http://timarnot.blogspot.co.uk is blogger. The blogger one is just a simple blog, but my .com has multiple pages, picture sliders and stuff. But it's all really easy to set up - no programming involved :) (I should say that some of the features on my site cost money, but there are free plug-ins to do most of it)

Wordpress has themes specifically catered to portfolios (i.e. albums of pictures). You can easily put them into different categories so you can keep things you want to sell separate from thinks you just want to showcase (by separate, I mean on different pages) You can even link it to PayPal and do the actual selling too.

I presume you can do that with blogger, but it's not something I've looked into.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Tim wrote: "I use both - http://www.tim-arnot.com is Wordpress and http://timarnot.blogspot.co.uk is blogger. The blogger one is just a simple blog, but my .com has multiple pages, picture sliders and stuff. B..."

Way to plug your blogs there Tim.

:p

Thanks though! Useful stuff!


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments David wrote: "http://gumbeeguild.co.uk/"

Thank you David!


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Tim | 9478 comments Hey, you asked ;)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments I think you misunderstood the question.

And now you owe me a cookie. :)

An artisan one please.


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Tim | 9478 comments Have two :)


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments I'll share with Nosemanny.

No I won't.


Rosemary (grooving with the Picts) (nosemanny) | 9082 comments Darn. Foiled again


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments You gotta learn somehow, darlin'.


message 23: by Tim (new)

Tim | 9478 comments Sorry, there were only 5 in the packet. Can't imagine what happened to the other two... And since Andy has been free with my money, I can't afford more.


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Kath Middleton | 25061 comments Good luck with it Niki. When you get set up, pop back and give us a link.


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Shaun (shaunjeffrey) | 2467 comments Look forwards to seeing some of your artwork, Niki :)


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Rosen Trevithick (rosentrevithick) | 2273 comments I agree that Blogger is very easy to use.

However, if it's for displaying artwork, she may wish to consider something more geared towards images, like flickr.


Patti (baconater) (goldengreene) | 61757 comments Niki wrote: "Many thanks one and all. My two weeks holiday has now become deliciously focused on researching your suggestions.
Patti's friend - Niki"


Hi cutie!

I seem to have cleared Oscars of sweeties on the way home.

Stop by my room tomorrow for a sugar rush!


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Emma Faragher | 301 comments I've only ever used blogger and so far it's been very easy. Could she use something like etsy to sell her work and link the two?
There are also quite a few photo sites like photobucket, perhaps she could link to one of them for a full catalogue of her work?
If she uses blogger (if I've got everything straight in my head thats the google one) she could quite easily link it to other services from google which might be useful.


message 29: by M.A. (new)

M.A. Comley (melcom) It's blogger all the way for me, far easier to navigate than wordpress anyway!


message 30: by Chris (new)

Chris The Story Reading Ape (chrisgr) I used Wordpress because it was recommended by GR for putting GR widgets onto it and WP include a widget to make it easy for the link with GR.

So far, as a newbie blogger, I'm happy with WP, although most GR people seem to use Blogger / Blogspot so I might try one there as well :)


message 31: by Kath (new)

Kath Middleton | 25061 comments Blogger is idiot proof. I can use it! ;)


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Robert Spake (ManofYesterday) | 328 comments I've only used Wordpress and it suits my needs, although I can't seem to find a way to spoiler code things on there.


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Tim | 9478 comments Robert D. wrote: "I've only used Wordpress and it suits my needs, although I can't seem to find a way to spoiler code things on there."

Try this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/e...


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