Is your blog a GREAT blog?
Does your blog burn brightly or is it just another fading star in cyberspace? Are your readers informed and entertained or are you delivering the same tired copy and uninspired, poorly functioning web design which assaults the senses and insults the intellect of your audience? Does your blog resonate or does it come off like the internet equivalent of cheesy late night television infomercials?
These are the kinds of honest questions GREAT bloggers must ask themselves.
These are the kinds of questions we had to answer as we were developing Collective Inkwell.
Hi, we’re David Wright and Sean Platt. We’ve created Collective Inkwell to help you create a GREAT blog.
Who we are
David Wright is a former newspaper reporter and editorial cartoonist whose blog, BloggerDad mixes humor and heart with his love for creating comic strips.
Sean Platt made a splash on the web last summer with his honest and inspirational WriterDad, which quickly developed a strong following and strong sense of community.
As artists, we are obsessed with perfecting our crafts. We’ve spent countless hours in discussion about our inspirations and critiquing and editing each others writing. As a freelance writer or artist, an honest partner who calls things as they are, is an invaluable asset that can only help you tighten your focus and sharpen your voice.
In the relatively short time we’ve been blogging, we’ve developed a close knit circle of fellow bloggers who we’ve come to both learn from and consider friends. We talk a lot about blogging trends, what works and what doesn’t, and what kind of content we most enjoy.
Then we thought, why not widen the circle by creating a site that not only serves as a portfolio to showcase our freelance services, but also serves as an online writer’s room to talk shop? In that shop, we will discuss what inspires us and more importantly, what inspires YOU.
That’s just what we’ve done with Collective Inkwell.
How you fit in
Consider Collective Inkwell your friendly café, to use a term that Chris Brogan has popularized, to talk shop. We hope to enrich both your blog and your life. If we happen to entertain you along the way, all the better.
We encourage readers to post in our comments section and join in the friendly discussions on creativity, blogging trends and whatever topics we post about.
What you can expect
Collective Inkwell aims to offer quality content, lived-in advice, and topical discussions relative to a creative bloggers’ growth. We will also feature a long line-up of interviews with today’s most creative and interesting bloggers and creative masters. We aim to post at least three times per week, but may post more often as time and content allows.
Additionally, we are trying something new for this sort of blog – we are excited to offer up a weekly chapter of co-written fiction, with a fresh installment of Serial and Milk each Friday.
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If you want to contact us, we’d love to hear from you. Our collective email is collectiveinkwell (at) gmail.com
Thanks for stopping by, please comment, we’d love to hear from you.
We’ll see you again on Wednesday when we announce a killer contest to kick things off! Trust us, you won’t want to miss it!