Monday, January 24, 2011

Enigma and The Social Song

Enigma and The Social Song
A couple of months ago, an exceptional artist, M. Cretu, decided to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Enigma's first album, inviting everyone who's ever appreciated and enjoyed their music to be part of The Social Song Project. The song is just beautiful. And because of the massive response, they decided to extend the project with a contest for the Album cover, which, once again, it revealed outstanding artists. I was honored by having one of my submissions among the Top 10. The entire process was an incredible experience, because Enigma has always been a profound source of inspiration for my work. I want to dedicate this to my mom. She would have been proud.
Following up on this...
Enigma decided to go even further: The Social Song Video. I can't wait to see what will people come up with. I have seen many very talented artists throughout the previous phases of the project...

Valentine's Day

I hear some people say how much they hate Valentine's Day because they are single (usually against their will) Well, here's a thought! Unless we change our attitudes, it is unlikely that our circumstances will ever really change, so be your own Valentine for that day? Go ahead, get yourself a nice gift and remember that you are a necessary and beloved part of the universe.
Check these cool ideas!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

QR Codes... or Quick Response.

In my quest to "get my website out there", I came across this really interesting way to promote my site.
The QR Codes. These black and white square matrix barcode looking things, are actually barcodes, readable by cell phones with the proper QR Barcode reader application and camera phones; and the information encoded can be text, a URL, a phone number or other data.
So, I figured, if I get my own QR Code and add it to all my promotional items -postards, flyers, stickers, etc,  anyone using a smart phone (with the proper app), can scan it right away and have access not only to my basic information, but also my galleries, my shops, my up-coming events... even my blog.
Who, besides me, doesn't have a cell phone these days? So, it is a no-brainer.
I then went to the QR Code Generator site. and VoilĂ ! Here's my QR code for my website.


That Zazzle store of mine!

Here again, in an effort to showcase my new designs...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Trying to get your website out there.

When I see that I have only had and average of two visitors a day to my recently refreshed and updated website -and that was probably just me, then frustration takes over because it seems impossible to "get my website out there".
Then I think: if there are millions of sites like mine out there, and millions of potential visitors everyday, I should have at least one visitor a day -other than myself. Well, that is not very promissing.
So, I googled and read almost every article out there about "How to promote your website". Not to mention the frantic "be-friending" campaign on Facebook, Twitter (I still can't figure that one out) and any other network out there.
It seems that "blogging" is the key. The more you blog, the better your chances of increasing the number of "qualified" visitors to your site. However, you still have to get people to read your blog. So, the question now is, how do you write an interesting blog? I can see myself all over Google again.
It's exhausting! How do they do it?
So, here I am, giving it a shot.
My website is cool. My art is worth the visit. My t-shirt designs are really fun and interesting. This shouldn't be so hard. So, check Today's Featured Product
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