Have you considered starting an art blog? It could help you as an artist in ways you haven't even thought of! Check out this month's article for details.
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9 Reasons Why Every Artist Should Have Their Own Art Blog
by Dan Duhrkoop
Blogs have really come a long way since they first began as online journals or diaries. Now they're often used as a means of self-publishing, and are a very practical way of getting information online to reach a large number of people.
Many artists have been successfully blogging for years, whether by writing articles like I do or publishing images of their own artwork on a daily or weekly basis. In fact, I've found so many benefits to blogging that if you're an artist and you don't have a blog, I believe you're missing out.
So take a moment and consider these 9 reasons why every artist should have their own art blog. They just might convince you to start an art blog of your own.
1. Having an art blog can increase online art sales
Want to know the main reason why many artists end up blogging? Because internet search engines don't understand pictures-they only understands words.
That means that if you want to sell your art online and just put up a portfolio site with mostly images of your work, no one will ever find your art through the search engines. But, if you start a blog and spend a few hours each week blogging about your art, people will eventually begin to find you through Google and other search engines.
Then just sign up for an online gallery and you can easily direct visitors to the correct place to buy your art.
2. Art blogging will help you grow as an artist.
If you dive into blogging, you'll soon find yourself interacting and learning from other art bloggers in the ever growing community of art blogs online. By reading other blogs and getting to know other artists bloggers, you'll constantly be exposed to art and opinions that you'd never have come across otherwise.
Personally I've met hundreds of other artists through EmptyEasel, which is absolutely incredible. And even though I started EE to help others, I know I've gained a lot from doing it as well.
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