Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Blogging Do's and Don'ts

  • Do make the time to update your blog. Once might be good enough but a good average to shoot for is three times a week. The more you blog the more interest your blog will gain and the more repeat visitors you will have looking and buying your work.
  • Don't make similar posts every day. It might be nice to show a painting everyday, but just posting the painting and no thoughts, insights or process will lose your visitors interest.
  • Do reply back to emails and comments from your blog. The personal interaction is key to keeping them coming back.
  • Don't engage in online drama. You might get some criticism about your work and it is important to be polite, thank the person for perspective and then move on. Don't get in a battle your time is more important.
  • Do make sure your blog loads quickly. You only get 8 seconds to lure them to stay and get to know you.
  • Do visit other bloggers, comment and add their link to yours if you enjoy their blog. Interacting with other blogs brings them to you. And eventually you will get more people linking to you adding more traffic to your website and blog.
  • Do give it time to grow and become a success for you.
this is part of the brochure that we handed out in the blogging class

Blogging for the Artist
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At May 31, 2008 11:57 AM , Blogger Marie Reed said...

Thank you for blogging about this important topic. It's difficut to vary topics when you are passionate about them. I will keep this in mind when posting:)


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