Learning Web 2.0 and beyond

Slow and quiet days at the gallery have given me the opening I needed to delve my head into the concepts of marketing online and Web 2.0 Thank you Rich Schefren for all the important information available on your site and in your newsletters! I considered carefully the purchase of your Business Acceleration Program, but in honesty don't think I'm quite there. There is plenty for me to learn just from the content already available and the links to others (like Stompernet.net) that have been instrumental. Toward that end, you can now see my handiwork at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katherine-McDermott/11271402068
as well as at http://www.scribd.com/people/view/195736-katherine
among others (myspace, utube, Digg, blah blah blah). I'm learning about linking and a myriad of other tools out there to market my art and my gallery online. Evidence is, at this early juncture, it's working! Hits on my website went from 134 last January to 4300 so far this month! WOW! Now I just have to learn about conversions, no small task. I know how to sell face to face, but this is a whole new ballgame!

Incidentally, yes, Charley.. I concur. That leads me to comment on politics. Ugh, you say? I do too. Another year to go and if we're not all disenfranchised by then it'll be a miracle. I'm so tired of the press telling us what to think. On the Republican side I see the Press as sidelining Fred Thompson and Ron Paul, at a minimum by ignoring them, and at worst, deriding them. From the Pundits who seem feel they have to interpret everything that comes out of the mouth of any candidate, or any administration politician from the President on down. Do they (the press) really think we're that stupid? Apparently. On the Democratic side they overplay the slightest remark to create really animosity. It disgusts me. Whatever happened to reporting the news?

I'll get off the soapbox now. I need to rearrange the gallery for Friday's Reception. So, if you're in or headed to Angel Fire, consider this your personal invitation. Introducing Artist Sylvia A. Ford, new to Angel Fire, and new to the gallery. See you then.....

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