The Tweekly took a break for the holidays so we’re playing catch up. Here is a curated list of helpful, interesting, and entertaining tweets from the past few weeks. >> Quick reminder to change © date info on your sites, newsletter, etc. The more personal you make an email, the better response you’ll get. You have to know where you stand if you want to expand . . . [...]
Yesterday I taught a complimentary webinar for artists titled Surefire Income-Boosting Strategy for 2014, in which I shared the 5-step process I use every year to increase my income. And although our businesses are different, I show how you can apply the same process to your art business – immediately. If you didn’t attend, you can access the replay through January 15 on this page. [...]
Best in Show . . . First Place . . . Viewers’ Choice . . . Purchase Prize . . . Honorable Mention. Deep Thought for Artists >> What good are artist awards? Do they lead to a better career for the winners? [...]
My word for 2014 is clarity. I didn’t sit down and randomly select a word or force it. I paid attention to what’s going on in my life. I listened to what I was asking for. I have been feeling a little discombobulated and even unsure about how I can best serve you. In the last few months, I found myself repeatedly asking for clarity in specific situations. [...]
I have published 145 posts on this blog in 2013 – so far.
As is custom, Deep Thoughts received most of the comments, but there were also some surprises – including the most commented-on post of the year.
The Hot Winners
Exploring lower-priced work to increase your income. Affordable Art as an Option
What do you do after being rejected? Rejection Rituals
Some connections can be detrimental to your art, your emotional well-being, and your growth. Beware of Poisonous Relationships
There are a lot of “organizations” around that are disorganized and, therefore, dysfunctional. 10 Reasons to Burn Your Art Group Membership Card
You teach people how to treat you and your art. 16 Ways to Demonstrate Your Art Has Value
New to the gallery scene? What Artists Should Expect from Galleries at Openings
Not surprisingly, What Galleries Should Expect from Artists at Openings had much less engagement.
The upside of working with galleries. Why [...]
Today’s article is short and sweet because you should be enjoying Christmas day. But . . . tomorrow it will be time to get back to work and start thinking about how you want to start the New Year. Here is an idea for finishing up 2013 and preparing for a prosperous 2014. I’m fairly certain that Santa uses a similar process to keep track of the many deliveries he must make today. [...]
If you like eggnog from a carton, just ignore this post. I forgive you. But if you don’t think you like eggnog, I promise it’s only because you haven’t made it from scratch. It’s time again for the annual Bert’s Eggnog recipe, which I have been sharing since 2005. [...]
You survived another year as a working artist. Congratulations! Now it’s time to step back and look at all you have accomplished. This is a ritual to take your mind off of the long task list in front of you and to remind you that you really have done a great deal. [...]
I’ve received a lot of emails recently from artists giving me a discount in the spirit of the season – if I buy. “My gift to you . . . because I appreciate you so much . . . is 10% off my work.” I’m not certain this is a gift, but I’m willing to change my mind. Can you convince me otherwise? [...]
Time for tweets you might have missed from the past two weeks. Some valuable, some reminders, and a few cheeky ones. . . . Marketing is about finding ways to create meaning and making people feel something – @bernadettejiwa . . . What successful people DON’T do in the morning thestoryoftelling.com/what-successfu… Brilliant! via @bernadettejiwa [...]