Making a Great Blog!

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Making a Great Blog: A Guide for Creative People.

"Making a Great Blog: A Guide for Creative People."

Photo: Craftpod

I'm up to my eyeballs trying to figure out how to launch my little fashion sewing pattern line on the Web. Now that I've finished my first collection of patterns, I finally have something to sell. To promote myself, I built a few Web pages in Dreamweaver, and my boyfriend hitched them up to some mysterious space on the Internet. Bolstered by the excitement of having a .com, I started a blog. I thought it would be nice to have a place to share all my pearls of wisdom as they pertain to sewing, so I went to, picked a template, and started my blog.

I really wish I had this guide BEFORE I started my blog! I began reading it on the computer, and I found it so thought provoking that I printed out a copy so I could jot down notes as I went along. I know I want to blog about sewing, but I never stopped to think about exactly what I was going to write about. This guide is fabulous; it covers every aspect of writing a great blog—from planning and brainstorming ideas, to identifying want you want to accomplish by writing your blog, to how to make it look out of this world with great photography and fancy sidebar elements.  

You can check out a review of "Making a Great Blog" at And, if you need some more inspiration, check out Diane's own blog, craftypod. It's full of crafty bliss and knock-out photography (I know I'm inspired!).

The download is available here.

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Comments (5)

paperrain writes: My copy is on the way!

Posted: 7:22 pm on April 22nd
MamaJJ writes: I need to read this one...
Posted: 11:06 am on April 21st
JenniferStern writes: Thanks Linda, I was so excited to get up stairs and start reading I forgot to tell people where to get theirs!
Posted: 9:19 am on April 21st
LindaPermann writes: MaeveQ- the he download is available right here:

congrats Diane!
Posted: 11:03 pm on April 20th
MaeveQ writes: This looks great! Where can I get the download?
Posted: 10:06 pm on April 20th
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