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Artful Blogging

by Kay~Kacey on 9/24/2008

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. A new find.

Artful Blogging Magazine

Artful Blogging Magazine.

Oh. My.

visually inspiring blogs

It’s like an eye candy festival of blogs. Blogs of people who do art and crafts. All photographed so cleverly as to make you drool. Honest. Or photography blogs where the bloggers use photography to tell a story. Or blogs just like ours. Real live bloggers who share themselves and their art. Whatever their art might be.

page after page

Page after page of lust worthy photos and brilliantly written words. Their tag line on their magazine? Visually Inspiring Online Journals.

There are just so many creative people out there with very creative blogs!

new blogs

I browse the magazine, then go browse the actual website.

artful website

I linger over the articles…and find some wonderful new sites.


The magazine is big and has wonderful thick pages. It’s glossy and colorful. The words the bloggers write are inspiring.

The art ranges from photography to papercrafts to drawings to cards to quilts to embellished clothes and back to photography. And everything in between. Really. Go pick up this magazine and see if you can walk away without buying it. They include partial posts from the bloggers, many of them writing about what blogging has meant to them and changed their lives. In the back they have a column where they show blog banners they love. Some really creative banners/headers are shown there.

Artful Blogging Magazine

The magazine is published quarterly by Somerset Studios. It’s $14.99 and worth every darn penny. I’ve found mine at Borders or Barnes and Noble. Or you can order it online here. No, I didn’t get paid to write this review. I just wanted to share my wonderful find with you, my blogging buddies. Pick one up. Sit back immerse yourself in a gloriously inspiring journey spotlighting some talented bloggers. And I thought decorating magazines were addictive… Have any of you seen this magazine?

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne September 24, 2008 at 6:37 am

No, I’ve never heard of it but I’m going to order it right now! How cool!

Mental P Mama September 24, 2008 at 7:20 am

I have not seen that, but I am going to get one. Today. Thanks for the info! :typing:

Deb September 24, 2008 at 7:40 am

This is a great publishing company and they are very diverse with their magazines. I’m glad they have entered the blogging business. You can bet that I will find this magazine to browse through. Granted, my blog will never be “artful” enough for this mag!

Gayle September 24, 2008 at 8:00 am

I’ve never seen it. It looks beautiful. I think a visit to the book store is in order!

Kathy September 24, 2008 at 8:04 am

I’ve seen it and I love it! I dream that my own little online journal might be featured some day. What a great thing blogging has turned out to be! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I always enjoy meeting new people, that is one of the best parts of doing this:>)

Flea September 24, 2008 at 9:06 am

Oh waht fun! I’ll head to B&B while I’m out today. Thanks for the heads up on this one!

Amy A September 24, 2008 at 9:26 am

I fear this could become something of an addiction. Like digital scrapbooking magazines. Or, yanno, breathing.

iPost September 24, 2008 at 9:49 am

I am sure to pick one up… today hopefully! Thanks for the tip!

Kate September 24, 2008 at 9:57 am

I’ve never seen it. I am going to pick one up. Thanks for the info, Kacey!

BearNaked September 24, 2008 at 10:07 am

I have to check out that “Flat Belly” blog.
Either that or start my own, the “Fat Belly” blog.

Bear((( )))

Kacey September 24, 2008 at 10:47 am

Sorry to get you guys addicted. I really am. Kind of :wink: Just had to share my addiction.

Melissa Marsh September 24, 2008 at 11:42 am

I saw this at B&N one time and loved it!

dlyn September 24, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Oh thanks Kacey – I need another magazine like I need a hole in the head! Can’t wait to get mine :)

Tori Lennox September 24, 2008 at 3:28 pm

I’ve never heard of this, but how cool! I want a “Visually Inspiring Online Journal”!

vodkamom September 24, 2008 at 5:08 pm

that is SO cool!!! I’m spending WAY too much time at home….i need to get out and browse B & N!!

Michelle Willingham September 24, 2008 at 5:15 pm

Neat! Here’s hoping a few folks I know (wink, wink) make it in there someday soon!

Diane@A Picture is worth.... September 24, 2008 at 9:16 pm

Hi Kacey,
I am going to get that magazine. I need to learn some html to fix some stuff.

Thanks for stopping in today…it’s always fun to meet new people!

annbb/TSannie September 24, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Thank you for the find! I’m still trying to figure out exactly why I blog…a great epiphany has yet to come…but because I do, any help I get is wonderful!
I’m borrowing Mental’s copy as soon as she’s through reading it! :wink:

melody is slurping life September 26, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Oh, I :lips: Artful Blogging.

Sarah S. September 29, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Ohhhh I need to find that! I looked at my barnes and noble but could not find it. :???:

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