A while back, I opened up this blog to guest posting. Guest blogging has become a very common practice since the advent of blogs on the internet, mostly because it has benefits for both the blogger and the guest writer. Bloggers get to take a break from posting, and readers can enjoy a new fresh perspective. The guest blogger can expect to receive a wider audience, some of whom will undoubtedly visit their website, depending on how well the post is written.
Benefits of Guest-Posts at Artpromotivate
Increase Your Website Traffic!Guest Posting at Artpromotivate will help you get more traffic to your own blog or website, which is included in the “About” box. Currently, Artpromotivate has a fairly large following of 570 readers, 1328 Twitter followers, 485 Google+ page followers (5631 from G+ profile), and 1084 likes the Artpromotivate Facebook fan page. Any guest post is guaranteed exposure to this wide audience.
I also share guest posts at various other social media networks, such as Stumbleupon, Linkedin, Tumblr, Myspace, Pinterest, Multiply, Friendfeed, Delicious and Digg. This is my own promotions, and does not include when posts are shared by others, which at times is significantly more.
You are encouraged to share your post at any of the aforementioned networks. (Read this post for details on how to do this: Promote Art Online.) Remember, if you go through the trouble of writing a guest-post, it only makes sense to spread it around. People will not know about your blog post unless YOU let them know.
I also encourage you to use this strategy for all your own blog posts, and website updates. Promote every single post in this way, and you will undoubtedly steadily increase your blog readers.
Reach a Wider AudienceBy writing for Artpromotivate, you will be writing for a wider audience than your own website. This audience consists of artists, art lovers, curators, art gallery owners, collectors, website owners, bloggers, and much more.
Build an Online ReputationWith consistent guest posting on certain weblogs, people will see you as an authority on the subject. If they see you posting at several different places, they are likely to look upon you as someone to follow.
Receive a Free Link to Your Website or Art BlogThis will be included in the About section at the end of the article. When people are finished reading, hopefully they will want to know more about who wrote the post. The whole point is to entice them to visit you. So, try to make your posts as interesting and informative as you can.
What Type of Posts Do We Accept?
Some examples of topics are included here: Guest Posting Guidelines
Here are a few more ideas:
- Opinions and reviews on contemporary artists.
- Summary of an artist or movement in art history.
- Review of a portfolio website not covered here.
- Announcement of an art show (in your own words please – please don’t send something that was or will be posted elsewhere, as duplicate content does not benefit either of us)
- An original art technique.
- International free art competitions.
- Opinions on current art news issues.
- Anything related to promoting art on the internet.
- Photoshop tutorials for artists.
- Your journey as an artist.
I basically accept nearly anything art related, but ask that you submit the title of your article to me first, and include a short description of what it will be about.
Please send your submissions to artpromotivate at gmail dot com, or through the contact form in the top menu.
I am very much looking forward to receiving suggestions for topics, and guest posts about art. If you are an artist who may just prefer to be featured here, instead of writing an original post, please visit Artist Spotlight for all the details. If you have any questions at all, I will be very glad to answer them below – or just send me an email. As always, thank-you so much for reading, and for all your support!