Just a little horn-tooting: we crossed 100,000 visits last week. It’s not much, but our first 6-digit tally of visitor totals feels significant for some reason. Unique page views crossed 160,000 too. We started in September 2009, and in general get 300-1000 unique visitors a day, but have the odd day of 3000-7000 hits if we post something that gets re-tweeted like mad. That’s happened a dozen times or so.
I’ve done the homework for you so that you don’t have to! Let’s take your blog from bad to worse, like a slow train wreck, over the next 12 months. All you have to do is follow these 10 steps:
One of our new iPhone apps is called “Rosary Gems” (the direct link to the app in the iTunes store) and is a functional rosary for the iPhone. We tried to break out of the “bead” paradigm and design something novel around the UI constraints of an iPhone. We used Blender, Photoshop and Fireworks. Let’s take a look at the production art for this rosary app.
When using vector tools for drawing realistic objects, many subtle tweaks are required here and there to give that realistic “fit and finish”. The process is not linear, like many tutorials are for certain things. There is no step 1, then 2, then 3. Rather, there is a cycle that is more like “rinse, wash, repeat if necessary”. So let’s tear apart a finished, realistic-looking vector object to see what makes it tick after all is said and done.
Short thoughtful post here folks.
We’ve seen some graphic design bloggers disappear in 2009 and 2010. We’ve seen once-busy bloggers slow way down from their usual pace. That’s OK. Life happens.
Sometimes you get a better job, an illness, a new baby, a broken foot, a sabbatical, a new guitar, or even a new professional focus. There could even be a traumatic life event that puts the blog on the lowest possible rung of “what’s important.” That’s fine too.
We see lots of advice on how to build your graphic design blog, how to get more Twitter followers, a billion Photoshop tutorials, a zillion list posts, and all kinds of graphic design bloggy goodness. But how do you tank your blog? I mean, how do you get rid of it? How should you get rid of it? Have you thought of that?