The founders of the Ganoksin Project have launched a blog service for jewelers, metalsmiths, and lapidary artists.
Called the “Orchid Blog Network,” it combines the community atmosphere of the online Orchid List forums with easy-to-use blog tools, according to Ganoksin founders, Charles Lewton-Brain of Calgary, Canada (Left), and Dr. E. Aspler of Bangkok, known to community members as “Hanuman.”
“A single blog, on your own, may not generate the interest it deserves, but by being part of the Orchid Network your blog will attract both attention and readers,” the founders said in a statement.
With the blog, members can share jewelry-making techniques, pictures of their work, thoughts on design, and art shows and museum exhibit discussions. Jewelry schools can cover events, classes, and other happenings. Businesses can use their blog space as a repository of press releases, company announcements, and provide their staff with a chance to share their passion for their work with the world.
For those with a blog site, Ganoksin offers migration tools which will transfer existing blogs to the Orchid Blog Web site in a single-click. The migration tool will will duplicate the Blog on Ganoksin.
Participation is free.
To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Company Name (If applicable)
Desired blog address (yourname.ganoksin.com)
Blog title (can be changed later)
Ganoksin is a single source for jewelry/metals information and searchable archived content on the Web. A search on Goggle for ‘Ganoksin’ currently brings up over 400,000 web pages.
The Orchid list is a moderated discussion group which has more than 5,200 members who receive it daily via email. The list is moderated by Hanuman and his assistant Ton, and delivers up to 80 messages a day to each recipient.