I have learned early on the importance of having fresh ideas to write about. This is an area where most artists struggle. The end result is walking away from the computer. You have heard me talk about the importance of blogging on a consistent schedule. In this post I am going to cover 7 blog post ideas for artist blogs so you will never have to look at a blank screen again.
Blog Post Ideas for Artist Blogs
In the past year I have built a list of over 3,000 subjects and topics that I want to cover. I will probably retire before I can finish the list but the positive side of having a large list is that there will always be something for me to write about.
I have learned that there will be times when you can write about a particular topic with ease. Other subjects will take a little more effort. My list will provide me enough topics to be able to choose what will be the easiest for me to write at that given time.
You have heard me say in the past, “Being more productive with your time will increase the value of your time.”
Create a list of things you want to cover and keep adding to it. You might never finish the list, but the list will help you to be more productive with your time.
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The list below will help you to build your list so you can start to write on a regular schedule and you can start watching your online art following grow.
7 Blog Post Ideas for Artist Blogs
Grab some paper and write any ideas that come to mind while you are reading this post. If you think you will remember, you are wrong. Your day will get busy and your ideas will be lost.
This might sound like a no-brainer but many artists do not write blog posts about their new art.
Some reasons young artists struggle sharing their art could be they are afraid of their art being stolen, insecure of their skills or do not know what to write about it.
Artists that have been selling art online for some time have learned the importance of sharing their art and have perfected how to write about it.
If you want to sell your art online you have to showcase your art. The first post might feel uncomfortable but the more you write posts about your new artwork the easier it will become.
Tips for Completed Art Posts:
- Tell the story behind the art.
- Explain how you created the work.
- Share what inspired you to create the piece you are showcasing.
- You could even talk about the techniques you used.
Work in Progress Posts
Some art takes longer to complete than others. My artwork could take up to a month to finish. You don’t have to wait until your art is completed to write about it.
I have done very well with “work in progress” posts. This helps to fill in the space between completed pieces.
People love to see art come to life. I know many artists that have their art sold before it is even completed. How great would that be?
Writing about your progress is easy to do and will give your readers something to look forward to and keep returning to your art blog.
All artists start at the same place, not knowing anything. We learn our skills by trial and error, learning from other artists, videos and books. As time goes by you start to learn your own unique style.
Sharing your unique artistic techniques will help you to build your audience, build relations, and have you be seen as an expert in your field.
Many artists have opened doors to new opportunities by sharing their art techniques.
Writing about magazines you have been published on, featured blog posts, podcast shows, YouTube video interviews or any other type of exposure is powerful.
Potential buyers want to learn more about you and this is a great way to share your journey.
After you have written about the media coverage and its experience, share a link to the source.
Do you write about local events?
If you don’t you should. Writing blog posts will not only help you to sell more art online but it will also help you to generate more traffic to your local craft shows.
Provide information on upcoming events including times, dates and locations.
You can also write about past events to show people what they can expect if they are planning on attending a future show.
I truly believe that we learn by our mistakes or from other people’s mistakes. Or we hope we learn from them and do not repeat them in the future.
You can find it very beneficial to your art career if you share some of the obstacles you have encountered throughout your journey.
Writing about your mistakes or troubles does not make you weak. Instead you will be seen as a regular human who overcome every challenge. You will motivate and educated new artists.
Another topic you can write about are the supplies that you have used throughout the years.
Share your thoughts about them. Include the positive and negatives of the tools.
Share information about how to care for the supplies.
Artists are always looking for advice on how to better themselves. Providing information on the tools you use will help them to make a better decision.
If you want to sell art online you will have to spend time promoting your art. It is that simple. Blogging will give you an upper-hand over the artists who do not blog.
Create a list so you never run out of ideas to write about.
Here is a video of some artists that have built an amazing career with the help of blogging.
You might also be interested in:
- How to Promote Your Blog Post
- How to Create Blog Posts People will Read
- 7 Tips to More Productive Blogging
- Why Artists Who Blog are Successful Selling Art Online
- Sell Art Online Checkoff List – What You Need to Succeed
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