WA Podcast 98 – Battling the Blank Blog

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Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.

Today’s discussion…

Blogs can be a great way to connect with readers, but where do you come up with topics to fill them?  Robin (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Dawn (DawnGriffinStudios.com), Chris (CapesNBabes.com), and Liz (AdrastusComic.com) brainstorm different techniques for generating blog ideas.  (For extra credit, review Drezz’s article “No Comments?  No Friends?  No Problem!” for even more blogging tips, and if you’re a complete over-achiever, brush up on your copyright law with the WA Chat episode 28!  Go on, it’s good for you.  Learning is fun!  Or power!  Depends on who you ask, really.)

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for all-ages
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  1. I’m currently listening to the podcast as I type this , but I wanted to write this out while it’s still fresh in my mind. In regards to name face recognition, I also am HORRIBLE with faces. I’m so bad with faces that on my second date with current girlfriend I walked past her three times, because I wasn’t sure if it was the same girl or not. It wasn’t until she looked up and smiled at me that I knew it was her. So I’m pretty bad.

    But I know that people LOVE being remembered, and especially LOVE hearing their own name. So at conventions I take a picture of everyone who buys a book and say it’s for the website’s blog (which it will be). But what they don’t know is that I’m taking the picture in Evernote then below the image type out the person’s name (and any other little facts about them, like are they a student, an artist, what country they are from, anything that can help me create a story about them).

    So before a convention I go through my tagged Evernote note with pictures and names and I review my notes. Then come Comic Con time when I see a familiar face from before I’ll (hopefully) remember my Evernote and “remember” their name. I won’t remember everyone, but it gives me a better chance.

    And let me tell you, their faces light up so much when you remember their name. It’s an amazing little lifehack, and helps build a better relationship with the reader.

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