Thursday night in the Art League Gallery, 17 League members gathered to glean some insight into the world of blogging. This month’s solo artist, Megan Coyle, began her discussion with the basics of blogging for artists: reasons for starting a blog and what to actually blog about.
A blog is a great (FREE!) way for an artist to begin to establish an online presence. They are easily updatable with fresh content. Becoming involved in an online community is a way to build connections with other artists, find resources and inspiration, and reach a wider audience for your work.
The possibilities for the content of your blog are endless. Megan suggested posting both works in progress and finished pieces. Linking to other artists and responding to arts news articles draws interest to your page. Interviewing yourself about your work and process adds another layer to simply posting images of your work online.
The final point of Megan’s discussion was the importance of using good quality images of your work for your blog. She also stressed the importance of resizing or watermarking the images to prevent others from using the images without the artist’s consent.
A brief Question & Answer session brought up topics such as HTML, Facebook vs. the Blog, Photoshop, and additional resources. What do you think about these topics? Are you interested in learning more?
If you’re an Art League Gallery member and have a blog, let us know!
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