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.

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3 Hacks for Organizing Your Ideas

The low-tech indexing system in the back of my notebook.

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.

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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.

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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.

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A Simple Structure for Creating Content

If you’re looking to expand your online presence and influence, content creation is paramount. Here’s a simple 2-step process to follow in creating a content structure.

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It Feels Good to Improve That Blog !

More than two dozen artists spent the last month tweaking and writing their way to a better blog in the Blog Triage class I teach with Cynthia Morris. Here’s a look at our graduates’ blogs. Many of them focused on one area or another and have the knowledge and motivation to finish up on their own.

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Why You Need to Write About Art

©2011 Ruth de Vos, Snapshot #8. Quilted textile.

Consider becoming an arts writer/reviewer of other artists’ work. Writers are needed in the art ecosystem as critics and reviewers shape taste and are the gatekeepers that decide what is worthy of attention. Most importantly, the more you write about any art, the better you will become at writing about your own art.

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Blog Post Styling for More Engaged Readers

When you write for the Web, make sure your main points are easy to find and that your text is scannable. People will look briefly at a blog post to see if it’s of interest to them. If they see nothing immediately, they might leave without reading.

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Relax! This Blog Post Formula Does the Work for You [Infographic]

ArtBizBlog blog formula

Do you struggle with writing blog posts? If you’re like a lot of artists we’ve had in the Blog Triage class, you blog because someone (probably me) told you it was a good idea. But you’ve never really gotten the hang of it. You fight your way through blogging.

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How a Theme Can Help Revive Your Blog

If your blog needs a jolt, try working on a theme like Carrie Cahill Mulligan’s 17 Days of Green. Themes give you structure. You aren’t always grasping for something to write because you know what your subject will be.

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