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February Meeting is Feb. 12! Topic: Maintaining Motivation

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We’re all about being open to new things here at Berwyn Makers and we’re trying a new thing at this month’s meeting! We’ll be listening to a (short) podcast and then discussing it.

The topic of the podcast is Maintaining Motivation for your handcrafted business.

See you there! As always, we meet the second Thursday of the month:

February 12th, 7:30 pm at Unity Lutheran Church on 31st St. in Berwyn

There’s no charge and you’re welcome to bring a friend and a snack or a drink to share!

P.S. In March we’ll tackle taxes with help from a guest speaker.

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Unlock your creativity with WordPress

Do you want a website for your creative business but don’t know where to start?  Maybe you looked into an all-in-one hosting and design service before  it but didn’t like the pre-made templates.  Or maybe you just think web design is way too complicated but you don’t have the funds available to pay for a custom-made site.  Well Simon Oliver at lateralaction.com has a great article on how to use WordPress to take creative control of your website!  He breaks down how to use those pre-made free (or almost free) themes to add your own unique touches and create a site that reflects you as an artist.  And make sure to look at the comments while you’re there – there’s more great info to be found there!

 

P.S – Don’t forget that our June meeting is next week on Thursday, 6/13!  Ebony Love will be presenting her talk entitled “Make Money, Not Stuff”.  More details on our events page!


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100 Websites You Should Know (and Use!)

Complements of our contributor Elaine, here’s a link to the updated list of 100 websites you should know and use, originally presented by Julius Wiedemann at a TED talk in 2007.  The list covers business, audio/visual, literature & arts, and more. I admit, I only use one of these sites but I’m definitely going to check these out!

What websites do you use on a regular basis?

http://blog.ted.com/2007/08/03/100_websites_yo/