At year’s end, a look back at the top posts here from the past year.
Top 6 Most-Commented-On Posts
Yep, It’s Art and It’s for Sale
©Patricia Coulter, Jubilant. Acrylic on gallery wrapped stretch canvas, 48 x 42 inches. Used with permission.
Many artists seem are shocked when people don’t understand that your work is for sale. And, yet, you’re not doing enough to clue them in.
Your Job Is in the Studio
A perennial favorite! This is my annual reminder that if you don’t make art, you have nothing to promote or build a career on.
Turn On Your Cell Phones
Take advantage of the fact that everyone who comes to your open studio, booth, or exhibition probably has a camera in their pocket.
Guest blogger Cynthia Morris writes: “There’s a certain someone in my field who has a huge following. This certain someone also has a great blog. I found myself constantly referring to the blog as an example of what a good blog should be. And I admit it, I had blog envy. . . . ”
Artists and others can use the WordPress blogging platform as a content management system (CMS) for their WordPress sites. You can manage your portfolio, update your CV, and post upcoming shows and exhibitions by using WordPress PAGES.
Blogging can give your art career a big boost. It can help you become more articulate about your art, build relationships with fans and future collectors, and give you favor with search engines.But blogging isn’t for every artist. Yesterday I wrote why artists should have blogs. Today, I’m going to let some of you off the hook.
I think artist blogs are terrific–IF they’re done right. This means a commitment to posting, linking, responding to comments, etc. This is what we teach in the Blog Triage class (which coincidentally begins tomorrow). Blogging isn’t for everyone, but here are four reasons to have and maintain an artist blog.
Lots to tweet about this week! But in the Tweekly I only give you the best of the best. Check it out to find out my favorite “fake” queso recipe, our next Twitter book read, and more.