Very cool… a site called Guide to Art Schools just published a list of their Best 50 Photoshop blogs and Projectwoman.com came in at number 17 of “the rest” meaning that after the top 5, this blog is rated 22. Not too poor a showing, thanks guys.
Interestingly they talked about the blog as being woman-centric which is pretty funny since there is nothing I see that is woman centric about this blog at all! But it made me think back to why it is projectwoman.com at all.
The name projectwoman.com harks back to a magazine that used to be around called Mac Home and I used to write project articles for them – sort of the how to style stuff that is my specialty.
Some time in early 2000, the editor David Weiss and I were kicking around ideas and he suggested we title my column Project Woman as in a woman who wrote projects – it sounded like fun so I took the opportunity to register the domain name just in case it all came to fruition and became something big.
As it happened only a few columns ever appeared in the magazine as it got sold then it crashed and burned along with some other stalwarts of the industry – many of which I wrote for – in the aftermath of the dot com crash. So, that’s the history of the name – thanks to David Weiss for the idea!