When I first began writing this blog I actually knew very little about blogging. I was writing a personal blog about my family for friends and relatives and soon recognized the possibilities the platform held for writing about dance. I jumped right in to the writing part but recognized I needed to find others who were doing the same. Though I immediately discovered a few dance blogs, I’ve had to make an effort in searching for the many really great sites that are out there in the blogosphere. Therefore, it is my pleasure to report that those interested in reading dance blogs no longer have to go to great lengths, uncovering gems one by one because Deborah Friedes, contributor at The Winger and author of the Dance in Israel blog, along with Tal Galili, have created a great new resource called Dance Bloggers.
What is It?
Dance Bloggers aggregates, or collects the feeds of dance blogs, making it a one-stop shop for both discovering new dance blogs (links on Dance Bloggers connect directly to the orignial blog site) and following the updates of all participating dance blogs. For readers, this means that you can either head to their website to catch up on new content or subscribe to one feed so that you never miss another update from any of the contributing blogs.
Who are the Contributors?
Anyone blogging about dance can add their blog to the directory. The directory already includes dance blogs concerning training, artistic process, news, and more, and new blogs are being added every day!
Check it Out!
When visiting the site you can also become a friend/member of Dance Bloggers through Google Friend Connect, allowing you to interact with other users of the site and comment on their “wall,” a feature with which facebook users will be familiar. In fact, you can also join the Dance Bloggers group (or fan page) on facebook. So, whether you blog about dance or read dance blogs, please visit this great new resource!
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.