Saturday, August 8, 2009

Some housekeeping - but I'm not doing your laundry

I'm not selling out, I'm buying in

When I started this website in April, less than a month after getting laid off as arts writer at The State newspaper, I wasn't sure where it would lead. I have been pleasantly surprised at how well it has been received and how many readers it has. One of the wonderful things is that people are reading it who didn't read the newspaper and didn't know who I was or what I did.
The site is also reaching all parts of the state and I regularly hear from readers from Beaufort to Pickens to Aiken.
One thing also happened a few months ago is someone asked if they could buy and ad on the site.
Ah, sure, said I.
Since then a number of organizations - the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, the S.C. Philharmonic, the Spoleto Festival and others have placed ads on the site. (The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts is placing an ad next week.)
The ads are those logos you see to the right (the Halsey and Philharmonic now): click on one an it will take you to the organization's website.
If you are interested in purchasing an ad, contact me at the Contact link at the right (

More blogs below.
Farther down in the right column you will also find a list of blogs and websites that I regularly check out.
They include "Think Denk" by pianist Jeremy Denk, who some of you may have heard play at Spoleto or a chamber music series in Columbia, Camden or Savannah and "Flyover Journal" which proves art views from various smaller cities. Some recent additions are from Columbia artists - "Drawing::Static::Kenetic" by SaraScheneckloth and Susan Lenz Dingman's "Art in Stitches."
Check them out sometime - they deal with many of the issues you can find at "Carolina Culture" but with a different approach.


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