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Please ‘like’ our new Facebook business page!

Facebook like thumbUpdate: Many thanks to those of you who have ‘liked’ my page. Your response was so terrific and FB has granted us access to the biz page SEO tools I need. Thank you!

What better time to explore than in the fall, when the cold is setting in and we heed the siren call of the Internet? Just imagine it’s spring and you are setting off on a footpath through a beautiful wood…. In the fall, we can give ourselves permission to armchair travel, with a good book, taking the road less traveled or we can enjoy having the time to surf the Internet. Yes, we can do these things, all in the comfort of our homes, with a cup of tea or coffee at our sides. In a way, it’s perfect timing, because Tuesday, Jane Street Clayworks’ new Facebook business page went live! Duplication of content will be minimized, so there will be less information overlap with blog posts. You won’t be bored and communication will become more interactive! I would really appreciate it if you would become a part of the community by clicking the ‘like’ button on our page. If you want to go directly to my Facebook business page, click the link above…that way you’ll be able to take a look at the content. If you’re in a rush, you can just click the like button on the sidebar to the right. Either way, we’d sure appreciate your effort! Thank you in advance and here’s to  exploring! If you already have ‘liked’ it, thank you so much and now let’s go have some fun! — Jan



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Progress Report for Jane Street Clayworks

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Progress Report meets Father Time: The face of a W & H Sch grandfather clock at the Marines’ Memorial Hotel in San Francisco. By BrokenSphere via Wikimedia Commons

Oh, yes, I’ve too many irons in the fire. Add to that the fact that I’m not a multi-tasker! But, soon, soon, my I’ll finish my tasks. Today, I’m posting the new blog banner… It’s a little darker than the version on my Etsy site. I’ll tinker and decide which I like best… When my logo’s done (currently on the back burner), I’ll pop it into the various photo slots now filled with the stacked letters. I remind myself that if I continue to be patient and keep plodding along, it’ll all be done soon:

Progress Report:

  • Facebook biz page, in progress
  • LinkedIn page, need to update
  • Logo, in progress
  • Other monetization, in progress
  • Begin making artwork again, when everything else is done

A friend and I joined forces and have been holding each other accountable with bi-monthly meetings. We chart the progress of our respective online projects and have fun, too. We spell out our progress reports when we meet and send our ‘to do’ lists to each other between times. I must make mine out and send it…I received hers and must reciprocate…. Since we’ve started being accountable this way, I am amazed at how much I’ve accomplished. It’s easy to procrastinate and twiddle thumbs by oneself, but when you have an accountability buddy system, it’s grand. It is sometimes easy to let ourselves down, but we don’t want to let another down, especially if we’re committed to the process. A practically fool-proof method! More changes will become apparent sooner than later, as a result… 🙂

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Social Media & Ceramics

Social media revolution

Infographic about Social Media Revolution

Last week, I had the good fortune to begin the first of a number of social media courses I’ll be taking this fall. One of the things that was discussed was the need to prevent being spammy with our efforts. Afterward, I started thinking about my blog posts because each day, I post them to my personal Facebook profile. I wondered if that might be considered spam, so I created a poll with the Facebook question and poll tool. I had not done my homework, though, and soon learned it wasn’t a legitimate instrument of measure, as there is no anonymity. The photo of anyone who responds is shown. Doesn’t exactly encourage the type of response I needed, because who wants to say, ‘Yes, your  posts have become spammy’ if their photos are going to be right next to that line. Hmmm. I do appreciate the positive responses of friends who said they wanted me to continue to post on the Wall, but if I’ll have to use Survey Monkey next time. When I begin my Facebook business page and ask my friends to ‘like’ it, I will have to be very careful to not post  the same things on both Walls on the same day. May use HootSuite, which is used to manage multiple sites, which I’ll have after all of this is finished.

WLA brooklynmuseum Japanese Bowl 18th century Porcelain

Japanese Bowl, 18th century Porcelain, Brooklyn Museum

You may well ask what any of this has to do with ceramics! Well, it’s all part of a Grrrand Plan… I like community and love community-building communities. As a blogger, it took time getting my feet wet, then going daily, then becoming self-hosted. (I’m still working on that last part.) Because I’ve busied myself these ways, I’ve had little time left over to find out about the very active clay community that meets and greets through social media. I’ve sign up and have been a silent member in a number of them up till now. Time to branch out while JSCW is on a 3 x week post schedule. There is a whole Universe waiting out there for me and us…I say ‘us’ because it is my fond hope that this site become an active member in the communities. LinkedIn has many ceramics groups, about has a forum, Facebook has numerous sites related to clay. I long to be part of these groups. To learn, to grow, be become inspired by the various members. Not looking for power or control, but community and being part of the vast online ceramics community that is a world-wide phenomena, thanks to Social Media.

WP April 2011, Editor Survey, Female editors use more social media

From April 2011 Editor Survey that shows female editors are heavier users of Social Media

Tomorrow, I head back downtown to attend a Social Media Law seminar and for the rest of the month I’ll be hopping on the bus or light rail to get more learnin’. I thrive on it and am ready to put it to use to improve Jane Street Clayworks, along with my own artwork. I’ll be posting the course schedule I’ve signed up for soon because it’s well worth it and I want to pay it forward. Once my courses are over and I’ve decided which social media venues to take part in, things will change once again. It’s all part of life’s rich pageant and my community, our community is waiting for us…

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