Posting images of the latest piece of art created is the easy part of blogging for an artist. Choosing content for art blogs in between the artwork posts can create some difficulty.
I am going to share with you some ideas that you can write about while you are working on your next piece.
Choosing Content for Art Blogs
Choosing the right content for your art blog is crucial if you want to keep your readers coming back. Writing about something that does not involve you or your artwork would be wasting your time and the reader’s time. They are followers of your blog because your artwork interests them. They also want to get to know you the artist.
Map Out Your Blogs
Have a mission for your blog. What topics do you want to focus on? Will your blog be educational, inspirational, motivating, or entertaining? Do you want to sell art on your blog? It doesn’t matter what your mission is. You just want to keep your blog going in the direction of your mission. Write a post stating your mission and share it with your readers.
This will be the main focus of your blog. You are starting an art blog to showcase your art.
You want to tell a story with every piece of art that you showcase. Explain how you felt when you were creating it. Explain how you felt when you finished it. Explain any obstacles along the way and how you overcame them. Explain why you created that specific piece and what it means to you personally. This is where you can show that you are an expert in your niche.
Talk about the medium that you use to create your art. You are an expert with your medium and people want to know your opinion.
Writing about the mediums that you use will give you plenty of content to write about in between your new art posts. You can write a post on each tool that you use in separate posts. You can write reviews. You can write about new tools that are coming out in the market. People want to learn and they will trust your opinion because you are an expert with your medium.
What inspires you?
Tell your reader what inspired you to become an artist. Tell them your journey. Tell them what worked and what didn’t work. By sharing this information with them they will get to know you. They will become loyal fans. They will look forward to your next posts.
More Ideas that you can write about:
- Art techniques
- Classes available
- Artists that inspire you
- Inspirational quotes
Choosing content for art blogs can be easy if you look at it through the eyes of your readers. When you first started researching other artists, what did you like to read? What keep you going back to their blog? What made you sign up for their blog?
Every day research what are the hot topics from your blog. This will give you an insight on what your readers are interested in. You are writing for them. You need to keep creating content that will interest and educate your readers. You also need to remember the mission of the blog that you created. It is alright to branch from the mission as long as the mission is still the main focus.
There are many tools that are available for researching the analytics of your blog. Anyone that is serious about having their blog grow must study the analytics of their site.
Good luck with your art blog!
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