Creating an artist blog is a great way to share your work with the world. The following are the top 5 reasons why you should blog as an artists.
Build devout art fans and patrons:
Blogging allows you to build a fan base for your artwork. Achieving success as an artist comes a lot with building a community. You can build connections with people by simply writing about your process and showcasing your work with maybe a few stories.
The connections you build create a Group of individuals who are fans of your work and will support you. In addition, the fans you build will invest in your work financially to share it with others they film may be inspired by what you do.
Great way to document your progress:
Having an archive of finished and polished artwork and the steps you took to accomplish the final product is excellent to look at later. In addition, you get to see the progression in your skill set and how your art transforms over time.
Show you take your art seriously:
Creating consistently and demonstrating your passion for your art will be an experience for your followers. You get to build a name and recognition for your style. People will know you as the artist who created this or that. Honestly, this is the beginning of your creating a legacy for yourself.
Promotion for your finished art:
Suppose you are serious about selling your work. Writing about why you created certain pieces or even just sharing a couple of the processes can go a long way to attracting a patient who will purchase your work.
In addition, opportunities will come from commission pieces, sponsorship, and collectors who want to include you in a gallery.
Every artist wants to sell their art. Even the ones who say they don't care if they sell or not.
Yes, creating art is therapeutic; you could say that's reward enough. However, I've never met an artist that would not opt to sell their work if someone made them an offer they couldn't resist in dollars.
A handful of artists are creating art to leave behind when they die. But if they knew how to get to the point where they were financially free enough only to create art however they wanted, and whenever they wanted, I'm sure they would jump on the opportunity.
Lastly, build your brand:
Building a brand is seemingly identical to building a reputation.
As an artist, you are a business. Your art is the product. Putting the product out there with a message that shows consistency, style, and art direction can go a long way to building an unforgettable presence as an artist.
Honestly, if you’re not writing a blog, you can create videos to talk about your work. If you feel your writing is poor, there are apps and software like Grammarly that work wonders.
The tool help you with grammatical mistakes or errors you may come up with in your writing.
I am not a writer. However, I make an effort to put myself out there regardless of how uncomfortable I may feel about sharing certain parts I have when it comes to my art.
Get Started Blogging
If you’re not blogging or don’t know where to start, I will link to an article or resources below you can check out that will be very helpful and get you going.
All-around Blog and Resource for Blogging
"ProBlogger has been the home for bloggers wanting to create and grow their blogs, and then go professional to make money blogging. We’ve got over 8,000 posts with blogging advice, tips, and in-depth tutorials alongside the latest blogging trends."
All-around Blog and Resource for Starting a Wordpress Blog
"WPBeginner is a free WordPress resource site for Beginners. WPBeginner was founded in July 2009 by Syed Balkhi. The main goal of this site is to provide quality tips, tricks, hacks, and other WordPress resources that allows WordPress beginners to improve their site(s)."
The Shopify Blog Hub for Insights and Tips Suggested by Shopify
The Shopify blog covers a wide variety of topics you should learn as an artist. For example, Brand, Promotion, Marketing, How to Sell Online. Great resource for those using the Shopify platform to setup their own stores, but still great even if your decide to build your art store on another platform.