Writing great blog posts on a regular basis increases the traffic to your blog and your artist website. Some artists can write post after post after post without blinking an eye. Others start to fall asleep in front of a white screen trying to decide what they should write about. In this article, I am going to share with you some helpful tips on how to brainstorm art blog post ideas so you will never have to waste time sitting in front of a blank screen again.
How To Brainstorm Art Blog Post Ideas
If you are an artist, you already have a passion for art. You probably already have a handful of artists that you follow on Facebook and read their blogs.
When you are reading their blog posts and enjoying their artwork, take notice of what they are talking about. Are they humorous? Are they more personal? How do they inspire you? What topics stick in your head? What topics produce more engagement? How can you put those ideas into your words to inspire the artists and art collectors that are following you?
Use Social Media To Brainstorm Art Blog Post Ideas
Social media is a perfect place for you to find out what people are talking about. Discover what the trending topics are on Facebook and Twitter. See if you can incorporate any of that information on your blogs.
Go on Pinterest and look at what people are posting from your niche. Notice what pins are receiving the most engagement. You might be surprised at how many ideas that you will come up with just by spending a few minutes on social media.
Many bloggers forget why they are writing blog posts. They get caught up on how to build traffic and what will be the next viral post. They forget that they are writing for their audience. What does your audience want to read about? What are your audiences struggles?
One way to find out what your audience would like to read is by asking. Go to your social media sites and just ask. Ask in a newsletter, or even in a blog post. You might be surprised at how many ideas that you will have just by asking.
There will be times that you will get no response. Do not let this get you down. Your following might not have seen your question or they might have been too busy at the moment to respond.
Keep a log of what people are saying on your comment sections. If you notice a topic that keeps popping up see if there is anything that you could add to it in a post.
Darren from Pro Blogger has taught me the importance of revisiting old posts. You can see what your best performing posts are on your Google analytics. If your blog and website are not connected to Google Analytics yet, I highly recommend that you put that on the top of your to-do list. Set aside a time where you can visit your top performing posts. Your older posts will tell you what interests your readers. What can you write to add more value to the article?
Google has a “Searches related to” section on the bottom of the search result page. This is a great place to find out what people in your niche are searching for on Google. See if there is anything that you will be able to add to the information that you have found. You are sure to come up with a list of ideas that you could write about, and you will already know that people will be interested that topic.
Your Artistic Journey
You might not believe this, but people want to learn about you. If they follow you on social media networks and are regular readers of your blog, it is because they like your artwork and you as a person. Write about how you got to where you are today. Write about the struggles that you have encountered along the way and what you did to get you back on the path of success. Write about how far that you have come and how you achieved what you have. Compare yourself from when you were dreaming of becoming an artist to now. What does your journey look like for the future?
Tutorial posts will give you plenty to write about. It could even be a series. With your next art project, write a step by step tutorial on how you created your latest masterpiece. You can write posts about the supplies that you use and why you like them. Write reviews on the supplies that you have used during your career.
Everyone loves to read list posts. List posts are the top shared content on the internet and for good reason- people are limited on time. It is easy for readers to digest information quickly if it is in a list format. You can make lists about what inspires you, who inspires you, your favorite artists, and your favorite art. You can write a list post about your top blog posts that people should not miss.
Events should be on your content calendar. You should be promoting all of your events. Do not just write about upcoming events but also write about how much fun that you had at the event. During your events take many photos so you can share them on the post. People love to read about events that they missed. The post will also inspire the reader to keep their calendar free for your next event.
These nine tips will help you to have plenty to write about. Now that you have plenty to write about make a list of all the topics that you want to cover. If you do not write your ideas down your ideas will be lost in the clouds, and you will have to perform the brainstorming process all over again. The goal is to save you time so you can spend more time in your studio doing what you love.
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