Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Shout Out

This blog has been up and running for about a year and a half now, and I'm finally figuring out what I want it to really be. I posted a lot when I first started because I had so much to share, but over the months, with the commitments of life and feeling like I didn't have much, I really hadn't posted much. I really want this to be a place that people can come and find some inspiration for journaling as well as for art in general.

So, over the coming months, I am going to try to ramp up my contributions to the blog in a few different ways. First, I want to continue with Illustration Friday. It is a challenge and a push to journal more often, and I know that it has drawn more folks to the blog. Second, I want to do a bit more self promotion and encourage people to stop by the Journal Fodder Junkies website and online shop by posting a "Product of the Week" type thing. And finally, I want to include more posts that are more of journal prompts - ideas, techniques, and concepts to inspire people to work in their journals and try new things.

I am also very appreciative of all of you who have taken time to visit the Journal Fodder Junkies. So, I want to thank all of those people who have stopped by over the last 18 months or so, and a special thank you and shout out goes to all those bloggers and individuals who have linked to this blog or the JFJ website.

A special, special thank you goes out to a friend I have known since college and who has been constant encouragement, and that would be the Turtleboy himself, Go Flying Turtle blogger Steve Loya. Steve encourage me to start blogging, and has also done a great job of helping to promote the JFJ. Stop by his blog, and read the Artist Spotlight he did with me.

Please find a list below of blogs and sites that have linked to the JFJ or included a mention to us. I encourage you to stop by and have a look around. And if I missed your site or blog, please let me know.


Mixed Media Martyr said...

I have only been following your blog for a little while,but I find it inspiring and I can't wait to see what changes you make. Any increase in your journal blogging will help me with my journalling. Thanks.

steve said...

Hey thanks my good friend! I'm so glad to see this blog up and running and I'm also happy to know more people will be inspired by your extraordinary work Eric.

Sarah said...

Great site and thanks for the link- I'm still working on posting more frequently and really narrowing down exactly what I want to include on my site. I first heard of visual journaling as a student at George Mason University, and have been doing so off and on since then. I hope to get to attend one of your workshops at the VAEA conference this month.

marina said...

Thank you so much for the links (and for including me!)
We all have to share something (and I'm french so I can't really say what I mean but I try to:)
Let's bring to each other something..inspiration, ideas, etc etc!
Thanks again, for all.