EDITORIAL – One Year of Blogging

 

Phillip Rhoden - Orange Street (2010). The NGJ building is on the left. Phillip Rhoden, an EMC graduate in Visual Communication, is the NGJ's Graphic Designer and AV Specialist.

 

The National Gallery of Jamaica blog went live one year ago, on October 17, 2009, with our first post in which we outlined our intention for it to “serve as a vehicle for gallery news and information on Jamaican art and artists.” Since then, we have published 75 posts, on individual artists, most of them Jamaican, and on various NGJ projects and programmes, and we have logged more than 41,000 views. Our record day, thus far, was September 22, 2010, when we had 556 views, and our current daily average stands at 260 views. We think that these statistics are not bad at all for an institution which was a novice to social media one year ago and the experience has certainly exceeded our expectations. Continue reading