Blog Triage class for Artists

Artist Blogging Class or Self-Study
Maintaining a Healthy Artist's Blog

Next operation: TBA
Registration for fall 2010 class is closed, but you can start the Blog Triage
Self-Study at any time.

Read more about the Self-Study version and compare

limited to 30 people

Have you lost the racing pulse you first felt when you started blogging?

Could your blog use a little TLC?

If your blog is ailing, we're here to help heal it. If it just needs some pep, we'll provide the required vitamin dosage.

We've booked the ER and started scrubbing to help you get your blog to a healthy, vibrant state!

blog with confidence

During this month-long operation, you will take part in the following procedures:

  • Healthy writing habits and content for great blog posts
  • Blog cleanse: Fixing your About page, categories, sidebar, and more
  • Visiting hours: How to get more blog readers
  • Feedback: How to get more comments and be a better commenter
  • Health maintenance: Create a blogging schedule, conduct regular checkups, balance your priorities

How do we differ from other blogging classes? Our focus is on artists. We know your world, your interests, and your challenges.

No more going it alone.

You have our attention, guidance and expertise for an entire month! You also have the help of your classmates.

When we're all done, you will:

  • Be clear on what your blog is all about
  • Have more things to write about than you ever dreamed possible
  • Form a stronger connection with your visitors
  • Have confidence to be an expert in your field
  • Be proud that your blog is much better looking
  • Have a plan to maintain your blog's health
  • Be on your way to becoming famous!

In no time, your blog will:

  • Be more credible and linkable
  • Be easier for visitors to find
  • Receive more comments than you could have imagined

This class is for artists who have had a blog for at least several months. You must know how to post to your blog, update it, add pictures, link, and tweak the design and settings.

*** Please read this!!! Because of the differences among various blogging platforms, we cannot provide you with technical assistance for your blog. ***


Read the Blog Triage class syllabus (PDF file)


You log onto your computer from the comfort of your home, office, or local coffee shop—any time of day that suits you.

There are no scheduled meeting times and everything will be posted on the class blog. We would love your participation on the blog, but we'll understand if you want to come and go in anonymity.

You will receive daily (weekday) reminders for the class.

Class lessons include PDF downloads and audio files. They are spaced out every other weekday so that you have time to complete each task.

You need a computer, a blog, and a healthy dose of motivation! The more you put into your blog TLC, the more you'll get out of it.

If you have more than one blog, you will only focus on one for the purposes of this class. You can apply what you learn to your other blog(s) later.

Registration for fall 2010 is closed.

If you don't need our help, check out the Self Study version.

Blog Triage class syllabus (PDF file)

first come, first served—30 people only

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS (available at checkout)

1. Get this class along with Blast Off (which begins in January) for just $257. (save $17)
2. If you want to get the most out of what you learn in this class, pay just $127 more and get a 45-minute phone consultation with Cynthia or me (Alyson). We can devise a plan of attack that works for you. This discounted rate is available only to class participants. Consultation must take place within 3 weeks of the last day of class at a mutually convenient time.

3. Book + free shipping. Parts of this class are based on some of the blogging concepts outlined in my book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. You do not need the book for the class. Everything is provided for you. However, you will be given the option to order both together and will receive free shipping on the book as a member of this class.

I'd Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion


NOTE: Please do not enroll unless you have an established blog that has been in use for at least two months. It must be established and you must know how to add posts, change your sidebar, etc.!

Just $177

Registration for fall 2010 session is closed

$37 for do-it-yourselfers
Read more about the Self-Study version of Blog Triage and compare


Dora Ficher I have a brand new look, a great About page, and I have started to do weekly artist interviews. Both Alyson & Cynthia quickly responded to all my questions and helped me every step of the way in developing an effective blog. They offered frequent personalized suggestions in a helpful, supportive, and enthusiastic manner. This is a must class if you want a super blog.Dora Ficher
I would encourage anyone looking to improve their blog to stay tuned if this class is offered again. I had some resistance to changing some colors on my blog, but it was one of the best things I did for it!! I am so happy with all the changes I made with Cynthia and Alyson's guidance. I now have a blog I am proud of and want the world to know about it! Thank you Cynthia and Alyson! Your style and authenticity is so refreshing. Barbara Techel, Author & Mom of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog Barbara Techel
Kadira Jennings Thanks to Blog Triage, I have an improved About page, an increase in readership, and a better understanding of how to manage my posting, subject matter and flow.
Kadira Jennings

We provide an inspiring environment and friends
to support you with your vision.

You bring the enthusiasm and awesome attitude.

Oh, yes, and don’t forget commitment. If you are committed to your lessons, we guarantee results with a money-back offer. But you have to do the work.

Your Blog Docs

Cynthia Morris began blogging in May, 2005 and fell in love immediately. At her Original Impulse blog she shares inspiration and resources to help writers and artists struggle less and create more. For two years Cynthia hosted Journey Juju, where she chronicled her year as a Creative Nomad in Europe. Cynthia combines her passion for blogging with her experience as a writing and creativity coach to help others fall in love with blogging too.

Original Impulse Blog


I'm Alyson Stanfield and you probably already know me. I've been writing the Art Biz Blog since November of 2004 and have brought hundreds—if not thousands—of artists to blogging. I switched from a TypePad to WordPress platform in 2009. Like everyone, I struggle with the commitment and the desire to keep my blog relevant to readers. But I have no choice. The benefits of blogging are too great to ignore!

Art Biz Blog