There are many different successful blogs out there that share something in common. They might all have various topics that they cover, but there is something that you will find in all of them, common writing formulas that work. You should consider using some of these formulas for your art blog posts.
Having a variety of formulas for your art blog posts will not only help prevent writer’s block for you, but you will keep the posts interesting for your readers. You want to keep a variety of your readers so they will look forward to your next posts.
6 Types Of Art Blog Posts That Work
This one is very obvious for artists. Of course, you started a blog because you know how powerful content marketing is. Showcasing your new artwork for sale is a must.
Your new artwork posts should look professional and include:
- Professional images of your artwork.
- A short story about the piece of art you are showcasing.
- The price of the artwork.
- An easy way to purchase the artwork.
- A way to buy prints if available.
- Shipping and purchasing policies.
Work in Progress
Work in progress posts is great to keep your audience interested in what you are doing. Some art takes longer than others to create.
My commissioned drawings take up to two weeks to complete. A great way for me to keep my following interested in my work is to post several updates of the progress.
The posts also will include a link on how to order a commissioned drawing.
This has worked so well for me that at the end February 2016, I had to stop taking orders for the December holidays. I am booked until the end of December 2016 as of the time of this post.
People often search the web to learn how to do something. How-to posts are a great way for you to show that you are an expert in your field.
How-to post ideas:
- How to use supplies
- How to learn your art technique.
- How to organize your studio.
- How to take care of your supplies.
- How to stay motivated.
- How to get inspired
You should also provide how to articles for ordering from your blog or website.
Every art blog should have articles about new events, awards, and sales that they are having.
The more information that you can provide for a new event, the better the turnout will be.
Don’t take for granted that everyone has read your last post about an upcoming event.
Write a detailed post on all of your upcoming events.
A very good idea is to include a link to your “event posts” in your future posts. Anyone that has missed your post will be able to see your upcoming events with just one click.
List posts are easy to write, and they are often shared by the readers. You can use bullet points or standard number lists.
I like to change it up to keep it interesting for my audience.
Here are some list post ideas you might want to consider:
- Favorite supplies
- Your best sellers from last year
- Favorite artists
- Favorite artwork from other artists
- Favorite inspirational quotes
- Favorite inspirational images
Everyone loves resource posts. This will allow your audience to discover how you have learned and developed your artistic style.
Resource posts will please your collectors because they will feel like they are getting to know you, and you will inspire younger artists as well.
- Share links to blogs that you like to read.
- Share links to where you purchase your supplies.
- Share links to your favorite art galleries.
- Share links to your art book collection.
I just recommended that you only share links that are associated with your brand.
Finding things to write about is a challenge for every writer. Writing articles that please the reader is even more of a challenge.
This list of 6 types of art posts will help you provide content that will help build your audience.
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