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ShadedCorners Blog

This is a blog that I've had for quite a while, but I've never really taken the time to deliberately learn how to construct, plan, and promote a blog, so I'm doing that now! I look forward to checking out the other projects here, and I hope to receive feedback from all of you!

Thanks!

ShadedCorners

(^Link to blog)

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UPDATE 1

I finally had a chance to sit down and really start trying to apply what I've been learning! So here's what I've come up with (not necessarily in the exact same form as the lessons):

-- Brand Statement

ShadedCorners is a modern, interactive, and engaging blog, focused on providing insights and advice about visual communication. The information is largely inspired by my own experiences, but also pulls from both historical and contemporary sources.

In other words, this a blog where I share what I've learned/am learning from my work as an artist and designer. I want to share it in a very practical, easy-access manner.

-- Audience

This blog is largely intended for digital artists with basic understanding of computers. Due to my personal interests, it will also be interesting for webcomic creators/readers and any freelancer. I want to appeal to people who are driven enough to actively work on improving their skills and understanding, not just hobbyists.

Although this is my somewhat specific audience, I think the overall art and writing style will definitely draw in non-artists/creatives.

-- Content Pillars

There are two main "staples" for my blog, under which are a few general topics:

  1. For Practice - Tutorials and advice focused on technique, software, and resources.
  2. For Thought - More inspirational, motivational, and focused on lifestyle and mentality.

These were probably the most valuable decisions I made so far... giving my posts a central theme/approach has always been a struggle for me!

The next thing I want to work on is SMART goals, with a specific focus on the "T"! Setting deadlines has always been hard for me. Not necessarily meeting deadlines, just figuring out what a logical date is and how to incorporate [voluntary] deadlines into my routine. When your content isn't particularly timing-dependent, it's tricky!

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