The Art of Darkness

Shameless Self-Promotion

August 23rd, 2011 by Cobwebs

Yours, not mine.

I know that plenty of my readers have blogs, portfolios or businesses that they’d like to share, so here’s your chance. Tell us about your site in the comments!* If you don’t have a site of your own, feel free to recommend any other goth-friendly sites you think deserve attention, or just tell us something about yourself.

I know you guys are out there; I can hear your virtual breathing. C’mon out of the woodwork and say hi!

Update: People keep apologizing for not having goth blogs. Stop that. This is a very inclusive club; share anything you’re passionate about.

*Note that this is not an invitation for drive-by spamming, and I reserve the right to delete spammy comments with extreme prejudice and great glee.

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15 Responses

  1. Sisifo Says:

    This isn’t mine, and it’s been around a while, but just in case anyone missed it: Tutorial for bloody nails. I like the messy look. Like you ripped out someone’s throat, washed your hands, but didn’t scrub your nails. Ya know?

  2. Janicemars Says:

    Thanks Jenna!!!

    I’ve merged three obsessions — fiber, writing and self-publishing — by posting to my blog, the Prodigal Sock at

    Right now my version of a chart for Twin Leaf Lace is available for download. I’m knitting a demo of a Twin Leaf choker in black cotton with the addition of a small leaf edging and ribbon. That and a chart for a Kali Choker (lace skulls) may be my next chart/free download to subscribers.

    In September I’ll begin reporting on the fiber culture in southern Wisconsin with my visit to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. I’ll be taking pictures and a class in spinning art yarn with Jacey Boggs.

    In between field trips to small cottage industry fiber producers I’ll continue documenting building my Etsy store and translating lace into something you and I can do.

  3. Dana Says:

    We’ve linked to each other before (I *love* this blog), but: is my site. Arts, oddities…all kinds of bizarre, beautiful, intoxicating little treats. Thanks for posting this. I think I’ll do the same so my readers can speak up too!

  4. Melissa Says:

    I wander around here almost daily, but don’t have a “gothy” site per se. I do have a couple of halloween related posts and a fun tutorial for RIP pillows if people want to wander around my blog. I’m also a photographer in training so there’s lots of pictures. Love your blog and I know I should comment more, but I’m terrible about commenting on blogs I subscribe to.

  5. Miranda Says:

    My blog isn’t goth per se, but I like to write a little about everything. I’m a preservation librarian and I love crafting and photography, so you see bits of each of that. It’s called Jane of All Trades. I love your blog, btw. It’s one of my favorites and I eagerly await each new post!

  6. xJane Says:

    My friend John and I run a literary atheist/skeptic pagan ex-Mormon feminist Quaker law student divorce blog over at Mind on Fire. With occasional tentacles.

    We’ve been trying to figure out what it is since we started…and there’s been a bit of a lull of late, but it will come back. We’re trying to do regular Music Mondays and I’m thinking of reviving our Fucking Fridays, too (everyone could use a little righteous rage).

  7. Charlotte Coutu Says:

    I am still beginning a blog site of my own, I only have two real posts, but I constantly work on it. My next post is on a gothicy garden, then dancing skeletons. :)
    And thank you, Cobwebs, for the self-promotion and the wonderful, inspiring links!

  8. aithne Says:

    I too do not have a Gothic blog but I love to visit because your blog is truly one of a kind and dear to my heart. I am a goth at heart!

    I visit often!

  9. Frances Says:

    No gothy website for me either, but I’m a long-time follower of The Art of Darkness, a Halloween nut, and am working to present a ghost tour of old town Warrenton, VA to benefit the Old Jail Museum where I’m the director. If anyone’s in the area, be sure to stop by on October 7, 28, and 29!

  10. LimeyFish Says:

    Hi there, Cobwebs, and thanks for the platform for shameless self-promotion!

    I have these Halloween T-Shirts that I think folks will like:

    And here’s this short film that I wrote:
    Nothing else on that site yet, but some time soon….

  11. pensive Says:

    Jenna is after our hearts again. You already have mine, my dear- you know that! Can’t you hear it beating under your floorboards?

    Anywho: my pseudo-gothy site is where I ramble a lot about Halloween props and running and the economy and my various geeky obsessions.

    This was a great idea. I see some faves (hi there, xjane!) and love finding new places to visit. Thanks!

  12. Joy V. Smith Says:

    Jenna, I was just wandering around some old sites and tracked you down here. I’m not into Goth, except in a light-hearted Abby sort-of-way, but here’s my media blog, which covers a lot of territory.

  13. jeanne e. Says:

    i don’t have a shop or blog, but my husband makes a line of silicone masks (based on real molds of people he has worked with) that basically look like the you are wearing the skinned face of someone else. I think he is also offering silicone ears (like you cut one off of someone) and he plans to expand his offerings soon (when he has a bit more time). he is on etsy here:

    he does sfx for local movies and plays.

    thanks for letting me share. i love your blog!

  14. April in Autumn Says:

    I know this is a little old, but my blog is (although I linked to you when I was blogging on There are three of us on the site and we usually blog about nature, hiking, crafts and cooking, but I did put up a Halloween-related post today! I’m sure I’ll have many more as October approaches. I love your blog and have read pretty much ever post for the last year. Thanks for sharing a little darkness. :)

  15. Sisifo Says:

    Okay, fine. I left the vid for the bloody nails, but since my Halloween countdown just started I’ll leave a link to the first post. Stop by if you’re bored.

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