Catherine Vines asks:
I have a supply of blog posting ideas (thank you very much), a blog design mostly finished, a Facebook page (without art) and no Twitter. What should come first? It’s all too much and I just want to paint!
I see two options.
1. Start with Facebook
When you want to get your art up online fast and inexpensively, enhance your Facebook official page with lots of images of your art (20-25 images). This isn’t your personal profile on Facebook, but a public page that can be accessed by everyone and is indexed by search engines.
Facebook is free and easy to publish on, but the downside is that you can’t control the way Facebook looks or behaves.
Or . . .
2. Start with Your Blog
To build an online presence that you control, get that blog going. Your blog will be your home base. It’s where you show your art to the world as you would like for it to be seen.
Blogs take longer to establish than Facebook, but they offer you more flexibility.
If you need some time and space to get your blog up to snuff, consider the Blog Triage class, which begins April 13 and is limited to just 30 people.
Save Twitter for later, but consider snagging a Twitter name as a placeholder. Twitter will come in handy when you have a place (or places) to send people.