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The Best of Sawdust and Dirt

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This Week's FB Movers

Michael Kline

Last weekend I was at the NC Potters Conference and consequently I'm a little late getting the Index up. But here are this week's Top10 movers from the FB Ceramic Index. Each week I track Clay/Ceramic Artists' Facebook Pages and log their numbers. The Index is far from complete,
but so far I have 300 sites. If you aren't on the main list, please leave a comment here and I will try to add it ASAP.

This Top 10 list reflects the biggest jump in new likes among the FB sites.

Again a BIG Thanks! to Scott Williamson of Butterfly Bend Pottery for doing the database crunching to make this possible. Check out Scott and Debbie Williamson's web page here, and make sure you like their FB page, too!  Thanks Scott!

And now the list! If you're on FB, please support these hard working potters and sculptors!




























Ceramic Artist Index

Michael Kline

I'm working on a new project. Just click here or click the Facebook Ceramic Index tab above. The Index updates automatically/live just like a blog roll. Scroll within the page block to see posts from the artist. Scroll outside the outside the FB page block or in the artist header to scroll down the Index page.

Don't worry, you don't have to be a member of the Facebook world to look. :-) But if you ARE logged onto Facebook you can click the "like, comment" and will be redirected to FB. I appreciate all input as this is a work in progress. Thanks.

A Year on Instagram

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My good friend and photographer extraordinaire, David Andrews, paid me the highest compliment by printing (on nice photo paper) 96 of his favorite pics from my 2013 IG catalog! I just put them on the wall of my showroom.

I love photography but I'm a far cry from David's talent, but I'm always looking and seeing through the lens. It's a great alternative perspective that I can carry around in my pocket.



Since 2011 I have posted 1519 pics on Instagram. I guess that's where I started slipping away from regular blogging, that, and maybe my frequent blogging on my FB page! Arrghhh,  the options are just too numerous. 



Well, I guess, like Ron, I want to carry on the blogging torch, but it's not so easy. Today's social media's plate is more like a blogging candelabra; split between, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and sometimes, rarely, Google +.

But what's all of this have to do with making pottery? Really? 

Keep those wheels spinning, just don't get stuck in the mud.


The Lineup

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Here is a roundup of all the ways of staying "in the know":

Twitter: I've been experimenting with this as a way to share some links, and to share some of the mundane yet interesting things I am doing.

Facebook
: I have a "fan" page on facebook as well as a personal page. It's been great to "meet" folks from all over the world and have some interesting conversations. It's a great way to stay in touch.

Youtube: I have posted a few videos and hope to do more. You can see all of them here.

Flickr: I haven't done much with this web site but it has some potential. See some pots among other stuff here.

Lastfm: This is an interesting twist to online listening. Although I don't stream music online with my dial up connection, the music I listen to while I'm working on the eMc or blogging is logged into my lastfm profile and also updated on Facebook. You can see what I've been listening to here.

If that's not enough I'm also on Plaxo and LinkedIn. Plaxo keeps my address book and mail list backed up on the web just in case my computer croaks. [Knock on wood] The six year old e Mac is still running strong. With current web media sophistication it seems to go a bit slow, not to mention the dial up (it's true) Just think what I could do with high speed? Well maybe I'm better off with my 'treadle Mac'

I'm sure there's more but who has the time when you're surfing on dial-up.

;-)

P.S. There's always
michaeljkline[at]gmail[dot]com

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