The benefits of blogging for artists are many. Not only does blogging help to send traffic to the artist’s main website portfolio, but also helps artist’s connect with fans on a personal level. By posting regularly, people thousands of miles away who may never see the artist in person, will learn to connect with them. This is one of the main benefits of blogging for artists.
Getting started at blogging is relatively simple. Blogs are very easy to setup and maintain. The main thing required is writing regularly.
I can understand if you think you have nothing to write about – because I once thought the same thing. But as I dove into the realm of blogging, I discovered that, though not a natural writer, I had a lot to say through my blog.
As I regularly write more, I’ve became better at writing and explaining what my art is about.
I have written several articles on the subject of blogging, with the aim of aiding artists in beginning their own art blogs.
Here are some of the more useful topics from this list:
Talk about a recent artwork.
Write about what inspires your art.
Explain your art techniques.
Write about upcoming events, art competitions, art shows, and art contests.
Write about your life story.
I wrote this post with the aim of helping artists grow their blog following, and continually attract visitors.
Here are some of the tips to make an art blog popular:
- Pay attention to your blog design
- Get a custom domain! (This is something I will always recommend because it has been the best thing I have personally done for my own blog)
- Post quality images of your art.
- Post regularly and consistently.
- Promote all your art blog posts at social networks.
One essential thing I should have mentioned is for readers to have an easy way of subscribing, either through an email signup form or an RSS button. This should be located in plain sight near the top of your artist blog. Feedburner is recommended for this purpose. I have included a tutorial for Feedburner below.
I share some of these tips with you in this post:
- Focus on your audience
- Write a descriptive title.
- Always format your blog posts.
- Use images to illustrate the article.
- Use adjectives to help make your writing interesting.
Some of the steps include:
- Getting a premium template
- Removing the Blogger navbar
- Using a custom domain
- Uploading a favicon for your blog
- Creating a banner
These are some of the points I cover:
- Blogging will help art students explain to others what their art is about.
- They establish students as upcoming artists.
- Record your artistic development early.
- Great for preparing for class critiques.
- Blog to sell art, and cover some educational expenses.
If you have any questions about blogging or would like to request an article on a blog related topic, please leave a comment below. If you feel you have something helpful to share with our readers related to the area of blogging (or any other art related topic), why not send us a guest post.