The next time you visit the WAEA webpage you might notice we’ve expanded. We’re now offering ongoing content in the form of Blogs so you can subscribe and get automatic updates to WAEA news and information you’re interested in. We’ve started with a handful of blogs including: WAEA News, Advocacy, our President’s page, and our Elementary Representative. Museum, Visual Arts Classic (VAC), and more will be rolling out soon.
How do you use these new Blogs? Instructions for how to subscribe are located on the right sidebar of each blog, including a one-click button that will automatically add the blog to your default feedreader. For those of you who aren’t already using feedreaders or RSS aggregators there are many to choose from, depending on whether you’re using a computer, ipad, ipod, or smartphone. There are popular web-based readers such as yahoo and google readers as well as apps such as FeeddlerRSS (ipad), FeedsWire (ipad/iphone), and Newsify (also ipad/iphone, but costs $0.99 for the app).
Do you have to subscribe? Absolutely not. The truth is we’ve always offered ongoing content on our website updating the old with the new. Now with our Blog feature, we’ll still be doing that...but it will happen as ongoing ‘episodes’, offering members the opportunity to scroll down through past content in addition to reading any new content posted.
With all the new technology that’s out there, why Blogs? Blogs may seem like yesterday’s news, however anything that is produced and released as an ongoing narrative or as parts or ‘episodes’ of content qualifies as a Blog. If you use an ipad, ipod, or smartphone chances are you are using apps that aggregate and organize news feeds so you can conveniently take in that new content easily and in one place. Additionally, blogs self organize according to ‘tags,’ ‘titles,’ and ‘dates’ making everyone’s job accessing information, news, and updates easier! ..well, hopefully.