Unasked Frequently Asked Blog Questions

While it’s true that our editorial inbox hasn’t exactly been flooded with technical questions regarding our blog–which is probably a good sign, right?–we do receive a question or two from time to time.  In answer to those questions and in expectation of future questions that might eventually cross your minds someday, we’ve compiled a list of answers to (mainly) unasked frequently asked questions.


Q: How do I arrange to receive notice when something new has been posted to the blog?
A: Good question! You’ll find a handy little box in the top left corner of the blog for free e-mail updates. Simply enter your e-mail address and click GO. You can also subscribe to receive blog updates on your web-based newsreader. To do so, click on the orange RSS feed icon (at the left).

Q: What’s the difference between subscribing to the RSS feed/e-mail updates and subscribing to The Pastel Journal newsletter?
A: Interesting thought. The RSS feed/e-mail updates only bring you updates from the blog as new items are posted. The newsletter is a special bi-weekly message we’ve created especially for pastel artists.  You can subscribe to the newsletter by entering your e-mail address in the top left corner of our website.

Q: Do I have to enter my e-mail address when I comment on the blog?
A: Brilliant! While you may enter your e-mail address in our comment portal (it will be loaded with an anti-spamming device when it appears on the blog) you need not necessarily do so. The choice is yours.

Q: I know I saw a post about [fill in intriguing item here] on the blog, but now I can’t find it. What do I do?!?
A: First, calm down. Don’t panic. All of our previous posts are available in our blog archives. Scroll through them by clicking on the yellow boxes on the calendar (to the left) or search for particular items using our search window (also to the left).

Q: I have a question about my subscription to the magazine. Can I ask you about it here?
A: Hmm. Fortunately, The Pastel Journal is supported by a fine subscription services staff. They’re the experts on issues like these.  Reach them by calling 877/860-9141, or by visiting our website or write us at pjedit@fwpubs.com and we’ll ferry your concern to them.

Q: Will any of my favorite artists from the magazine be blogging soon?
A: The rumors are already flying, eh? The answer is YES. We’re pinning down plans to incorporate companion blogs very soon. Stay tuned for more news as it happens.

To submit a FAQ to the list, comment to this post or e-mail us at pjedit@fwpubs.com

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3 thoughts on “Unasked Frequently Asked Blog Questions

  1. Terry Chase

    Thanks for the tips I’ll be looking forward to staying abreast of things I didn’t know I could do or should do.
    I have been using alcohol as the binder medium when recovering the dust. I suppose it doesn’t really matter as long as you wait for it to dry.