Rise Art

Why Artists should consider blogging

Posted in Uncategorized by Scott @ Rise Art on November 10, 2010

At Rise Art, we came up with a few reasons why as an artist, you might want to consider starting a blog.

Blogging raises your Search Engine Results

The process of improving the visibility of a website via natural resources in search engines is referred to as ‘Search Engine Optimisation (or: SEO)’. Blogging does just that: Search Engines prefer fresh content, thus regular blogging will push your results further on top of the results. Additionally, other people might link through to your blog, further increasing your SEO. Ensure to be blogging under your professional name to get the most out of it.

A Blog is an Excellent Promotional Tool

People are more likely to come back if they see that your blog provides them with fresh contend – thereby you can rest assured that these people will keep you and your work in mind. You don’t need to blog about your own work to get this effect.

Cyberspace creates Opportunities

Blogging helps you generate awareness of yourself and your work, which can generate excellent opportunities. People get published or exhibited thanks to their blogs which were the first port of call.

Blogging allows you to reach a Broader Audience

Given that a blog or online portfolio can reach a world wide audience as opposed to your studio or gallery, which are rather locally bound, it already enhances your exposure by providing you with a global platform. Additionally, your blog might appeal to people who would not enter a gallery or look for art online – however, these people can prove incredibly supportive.

Blogging is cheap

Blogging, as opposed to other promotional materials – such as post cards – costs almost nothing, and can go very far: a blog reaches a global audience. Further, if someone links to your blog, it is as if the person would photocopy your postcards and pass them on – fabulous, don’t you think?

Writing a blog is a fun challenge!

At Rise Art we believe that writing a blog is a fun challenge; if you do not enjoy writing, you don’t have to – you can do a photo-blog. There are a variety of formats you can do a blog in; below are a few links to blogs the Rise Art Team enjoys:

Making a Mark

Secret Postcard

We Make Money not Art

Amelia’s Magazine

Do you already have a blog What do you believe are the best reasons for hosting a blog? Tell us!

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  1. Michael said, on November 10, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    ya i publish stuff on the internet all the time. buy my art.

  2. Chantal said, on November 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I use my blog as a mixture of promoting my work/shows and those of others as well as sharing ideas, work in progress, and things that have inspired me. These later things mean the blog serves as a visual notebook which I actually find more helpful than the physical one I keep.

    My physical notebook has scribblings of projects I’m working on but with the blog if something has inspired me I will write about it in more detail on my blog. I find this really helps me to clarify my thoughts on something and its easy to grab in images etc from the web so if you do want to go back and revisit something at a later date its all there for you. Most blogs have a search feature so you can look for keywords in a particular post you made.

  3. Chantal said, on November 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

    oh here is the link to it if you want to see what my blog is like:
    http://chantalpowell.wordpress.com/

  4. Lokeswara Rao said, on November 13, 2010 at 10:31 am

    i have blog which is especially for my tanjore paintings my blog is
    http://www.tanjorechitralaya.blogspot.com


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