I’m getting way too many emails lately asking me about past newsletters and blog posts. The fact is that I can’t be a librarian day in and day out. You need to be able to either keep stuff you think you’re going to need (use a social bookmarking tool like del.icio.us) or learn to search for it. So my new response to these kinds of questions is to tell people how to do a search rather than doing it for them. You know . . . give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. From hereon out, I’ll just be pointing them to this blog post so they can fish for a lifetime of art business advice.
To search on this blog, go to Google and type in: artbizblog along with your search terms. For instance, < artbizblog "mailing lists" > if you want to search the blog for things I’ve written on "mailing lists."
To find past issues of the newsletter, go to the newsletter blog. If you need to dig into the more distant past, you can go to the archives. Newsletters are archived by date AND by subject category (check out the choices in the columns or at top). Yes, you may have to search, in which case . . .
Head back to Google to search for previous newsletters. Type in: artbizcoach along with your search term, just as you did in the blog search.
Yes, I know I need Google searches on the blog and Web site. I promise they’ll come. But in the meantime, trust me. This works! I use it all of the time to find stuff on my sites. And the bonus is you can use the same trick for other sites.