Artists Online

a resource for DIVAfest's Artists Online workshop

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Helpful Links

DAY ONE: email and newsletters

Getting Started with Gmail

Mail Chimp Help – Getting Started PDF guide

Mail Chimp’s guide to “Common Rookie Mistakes”

Mail Chimp Training Videos

Spam Laws Guide

DAY TWO: social media

The Best Time to Post on Social Media (Infographic)

Twitter Glossary

Tweet Deck, a platform for “power users” of Twitter. Favorite feature: scheduled tweets.

How to connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts (and why you shouldn’t).

Twitter Plays: NeoFuturists’ Social Media Onstage

HowlRound: national #newplay conversations

Seven Steps to Success for Playwrights on Twitter

Galaxy’s Guide to Social Media: a blog series on Howlround by Sylvia Mallory of Signature Theatre, DC.

What’s the difference between a Facebook Page and a Facebook Group?

DAY THREE: your personal site

What is a blog?

Word Press Help and Tutorials

Other free website platforms and tools (scroll down to bottom of page)

Website Development: A Starter’s Guide from New York Foundation for the Arts

Optimizing Your Site In Search Engines (SEO)

Registering a domain name (ie, buying  “”)

Tricks to watch out for

Hosting options

What is web hosting
Other hosting FAQs
Personal recommendation: DreamHost or EasyDNS

other things…

Eddie Izzard on Techo Joy and Techno Fear

The Onion: Neighborhood Flocks to Coffee Shop Bulletin Board