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Ink Wars! Presented by Industry Print Shop

Presenting Ink Wars: Sponsored by Industry Print Shop, also Official Merch Sponsors of WMC

Thanks to our friends at Industry Print Shop, Ink Wars is returning to Weapons of Mass Creation Fest!

Ink Wars, an 8-person illustration battle, is one of our most popular events and is not to be missed. The premise: Eight Artists. Eight foot canvases. Some pencils, sharpies and a theme. One hour to furiously create as the minutes tick down and the attendees excitedly, nervously pace, weave amongst the work and cheer the artists on. The fun takes place on Friday, August 18th from 8 to 10 pm.

SWAG, too!
As both Official Ink Wars sponsor and Official Merch Sponsor, Industry Print Shop will not only be sponsoring this event but will be screen-printing swag for you on the spot. How cool is that?

Learn more about artist-run Industry Print Shop, who has a reputation for a keen eye for detail and outstanding customer service, here.

Help us thank Industry Print Shop by giving them a big high five when you meet them at the fest, as well as tweeting them now:

[Tweet “Thanks for being awesome Industry Print Shop! #wmcfest “]

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How much should I charge for my graphic design work?

Here at Go Media, we receive countless emails about how we price our design work. This is a fantastic question, but a complicated one, as it depends on a couple of factors – mainly your skill level and the number of customers you have / the amount of work on your plate. Too, we don’t mind giving advice, but we never want to lay out what your pricing structure should be. You’re the boss here! 

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How to Start a WordPress Blog: Part 4 – Style Considerations

Blog Post Style Considerations

Congratulations on making it to Part 4 of our six-part series on how to start a successful WordPress blog! If you haven’t already, please read the first four articles in our series before reading today’s post, during which we review some style considerations to keep in mind when blogging.

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How to Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress

How to Start a WordPress Blog: Part 2 – Previewing & Scheduling Your Post

Rachel Revehl
Copywriter for Go Media
Co-Owner & C.E.O. of Law Firm Ghost Writer

Welcome to Part 2 of our six-part series on how to start connecting with your audience through your brand new WordPress blog! If you haven’t already, please check out the first article in the series about the Technical Requirements you need to fill when writing your first post.

Today, we are going to talk about the steps you’ll take before you launch your blog post into the universe, including previewing and scheduling your blog post.

Preview Your Blog. To see what your blog will look like on the page, look under the “Publish” box at the top right and click, “Preview.” This will open a preview in a new window. Look over to make sure the image looks right, you have links to your byline, your outside credible source, your one internal practice area, your “Additional Resources” and “More Blog Entries” site. Make sure your italicized “tagline” reflects the practice area about which you are writing.

Schedule Your Blog to Post. Under the “Publish” window at the top right, you can choose to “Publish Immediately” by simply clicking “Publish.” Or, you can click “Edit” next to “Publish Immediately.” Once there, you can either backdate or forward date your block to publish whatever day/ time you want. Click “OK” and then either “Publish” (if it’s immediate or back-dated) or “Schedule” (if it’s forward-dated).

A few words about publishing blog posts:

  • Consistently is key! Plan out how often you’d like to publish your posts and stick to your calendar. 
  • More is good. Less is not… Unless the content suffers, in which case, less is definitely better. 
  • Try carving out one day of the week for blogging, then use the scheduling tool to schedule out your blog posts throughout the week or month.

For more tips on blogging, check out this article and stay tuned for next week’s article about pushing your article live to social media. See you then!