Why Am I Blogging On A Tuesday?

Photo of desk calendar

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. [...]

Untangling Blogs and Newsletters

© Bonnie Jean Woolger, Ink drawing. Used with permission.

Have you wondered why you write regularly on your artist blog and send a newsletter? Seems like you’re duplicating effort, right? You’re tangled up in knots because you can’t see the difference between the two or the value in having both. Let’s see if I can help untangle this mess for you. [...]

Essential WordPress Plugins for Artists: Showing Off Your Art

Kim Bruce WordPress NextGEN plug in

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. [...]

Twitter Tweekly for October 7 2012

@abstanfield on Twitter

My top tweets from the past two weeks. “Mixed-media artist” doesn’t mean “multi-media artist” Two different things! From my mastermind group: Market as you would want to be marketed to. . . . [...]

Essential WordPress Plugins for Artists: Security

You have been hacked!

Hackers are finding the open doors in WordPress and unless you know how to close these doors and batten down the hatches your site is vulnerable to attack. It is just a matter of time until you’re hacked. Artist Frances Clements Fawcett shares in this blog post how it happened to her and how stressful was. [...]

Save Time With Evergreen Content

Evergreen boughs

How’d you like to save time writing and updating your sites? It’s easy! Make your content “evergreen.” Evergreen content is up-to-date whether it’s consumed now, next month, or three years into the future. [...]

Don’t Pin It and Forget It – Promote Your Pinterest Boards

Few will argue that Pinterest provides incredible exposure for visual brands; except maybe artists. Once you move beyond the copyright violation argument artists wage against the Internet, Pinterest still remains a fabulous option for creatives who want other people to see their art. [...]

3 Hacks for Organizing Your Ideas

It’s important to create systems that make it easy to access and use what we learn. Here are three of my favorite hacks for storing ideas for my blog posts, classes, books, and newsletter. [...]

A Simple Approach to Writing Book Reviews for Your Blog or Newsletter

Guest blogger Cynthia Morris Here suggests ways to make your book reviews less onerous and more effective. Above all, she says try a recommendation rather than a critical review. [...]

Free Content for Your Blog or Newsletter: Write a Book Review

Guest blogger Cynthia Morris discusses how writing about books can help us both personally and professionally and provides four reasons to consider reviewing books for your blog or newsletter. [...]