Recycling an Old Blog Post

Some subjects are always winners – they just need a little tweaking for today. You might update a post because the topic is still relevant or because new research has come along. I show you want I looked for when I updated a 7-year-old post.

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Steal These Blog Post Formulas

You can adapt my process to create a list of content ideas for your blog or newsletter. If you already have scattered lists, bring them together and update the topics. Maybe this list of blog post formulas might inspire you.

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Share Your Profile Instantly with Other Blog Commenters

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If you’ve left a comment on this blog, you’ve noticed that some people have their pictures next to their comments and others don’t. You can get yours at Gravatar.com. Now, whenever you put your cursor over someone’s image on Art Biz Blog the picture cocks to the left and his or her Gravatar profile appears.

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Quick Blog Fixes

Whenever you visit Debbie Gonville Miller's blog, you get a feel for her art instantly.

Have you found yourself doing some spring cleaning around the house and yard?

You can do the same for your blog—a critical component of your Web presence.

You instantly get a feel for Debbie Gonville Miller’s art whenever you visit her blog.

If you want to feel a little more love for your blog, it’s easy to implement these five fixes.

1. Update your About page.

Add a fresh photo of yourself, tell a new story, or write the text in verse.

Your About page is often the first link people click on. If it doesn’t make you smile, it might be losing visitors.

2. Add more images of your art.

You probably have a blog because you want to share your art with more people. Why are you hiding it? Make sure your art is near

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When I Visit Your Website . . .

Judith Barath

Lots of artists ask me my opinions about their websites. I have a chapter about it in my book, I teach Do’s and Don’ts of artists’ websites in my workshops, and I schedule teleseminars on the topic. Here are some basics.

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The Secrets for an Endless Supply of Blog Posts

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Do you find it a challenge to write and continue to create content for your blog? Learn these two secrets to creating an endless supply of posts.

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Best of the Art Biz Blog 2010

Blue Ribbon

I scoured the 257 posts (to date) from 2010 and came up with a Best Of list. These might not have produced the highest number of comments, but they incited discussion or had information that I thought was most relevant. And many did, indeed, have the most comments.

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Google Insights Fine Tunes Your Art Website

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Google Insights for Search is a research tool that can help you to fine tune your keywords with Google’s results and with their suggestions. Google Insights gives you the data to optimize all areas of your art marketing and art promotion in terms of topics, keywords and title tags.

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This Blog is 6 Today

Blog Triage Self Study

On November 30, 2004 I published my first blog post. Since I totally flaked acknowledging the 5th anniversary, I’m taking time out this year for a brief walk down memory lane.

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Resources for Starting a Blog

It’s easy to get a blog up and online in no time, but I want you to do it right from the get-go. I recommend a specific platform and give you resources for self-training or for getting professional help with your new site.

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