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 [...]
I seem to be recommending mind maps to artists with great frequency these days, so I thought it would be useful to review what they are and how you can use them in your art business. A mind map is a tool for brainstorming or organizing your ideas. Mind maps are great for creatives and artists because they put words and ideas in a visual format. [...]
The Art Biz Blog is 9 years old today! To date there have been 2,400 posts and 24,000 comments. Thank you for being a reader. And a special thanks if you participate in the discussion here. [...]
Many artist-bloggers bemoan the fact that they don’t have the engagement they want on their blogs. If you’ve been wondering why your posts aren’t encouraging comments and dialogue, you probably puzzle over why you’re spending your time blogging at all. Let’s start with what an artist-blogger might want for her reader. While I encourage you to generate your own list, here are five things I want for my readers. [...]
Guest posts broaden your audience instantly. You not only receive recognition on the other blog, but you’ll hopefully get a bit of traffic to your own. It’s free advertising and it’s more effective than paid advertising. From time to time, I feature guest bloggers who share their stories of success (or utter failure). Do you have one to share? [...]
Artist Ruth de Vos gave me permission to share this with you to help you plan your blog posts: I made up a little form for my blog post planning. It includes the post title, notes for the post content, a list of my categories, a list of link ups I try to participate in, space for jotting down external and internal links that relate to the post, as well as a call to action. [...]
Want help finishing your newsletter, catalog, blog post, book, or even your artist statement? Listen up. My friend and writing coach, Cynthia Morris, shared a secret with me. Print It Out. Really? That’s it? “Print it out” is all you have for me? Yep, it’s that simple. Or at least it’s a good first step. [...]
At some point along the way I decided that I would post to this blog on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. My reasoning was this: – I don’t need to post every day. Period. That’s too much stress. – Mondays are pretty good traffic days. Everyone is getting back to work. [...]
I saved my all time favorite plugin for the final installation of my top choices for WordPress plugins: NextGEN Gallery. There is so much that you can do with NextGEN Gallery, the least of which is managing and organizing your work into separate distinct galleries. [...]