Your artist blog will be the foundation of your business. Your blog will generate traffic to your website, build a loyal following, and have you connect with your collectors and fellow artists. You will need to have a well-developed plan to keep your readers interested in coming back. In this article discover two writing tips for artist blogs that will have your readers turn into loyal collectors.
Writing Tips For Artist Blogs
Your readers want to get to know about you as a person and an artist. Writing stories about your experiences will have your readers feel connected with you.
Tell stories about lessons that you have learned through your artist journey. Explain the challenges that you have encountered about running your business and your learning experiences with your art. Share how you overcame each challenge. Your readers might be facing the same issues and providing your learning experiences will help them overcome their struggles. A reader will feel connected with you if you can assist them in. They will also become loyal and will want to help you as well.
Many people have a hard time writing about themselves. They feel uncomfortable and often think why would someone be interested in my stories.
I felt the same way in the beginning. I did not write about my stories. I only wrote about the facts that I have learned. It was like reading a textbook. Who enjoys reading textbooks for entertainment? If I were to guess, there are probably not many people who do.
I started becoming more personal with the examples that I was trying to get across. I have found that people learn more through stories rather than just facts. They will be able to associate the points with something that they can remember.
If you are writing about a new piece of artwork that you have finished, create a story for it. Give your art some life. When you provide a short story for your art, your readers will feel connected with the piece. If you can have the readers feel emotionally connected with a specific piece of work, you will increase the chance of selling it.
I recommend Everbody Writes by Ann Handley to anyone who has a difficult time writing. This book is an excellent book for references and will give you the confidence you will need to be able to start sharing your stories.
If you are writing about technique, style or supplies, add some expert advice by other experts in your field. When you include other expert’s views, you are strengthening the points that you are trying to make.
The bloggers will appreciate you writing about their thoughts as long as you give them appropriate credit and a link to the article that inspired your post.
This is a great way for you to start connecting with other artists. You might even become good friends with them. It might seem at first that artists are competitive, but I do not believe that. I believe that the most successful artists are willing to help new artists live their dreams.
When you are just starting a blog and you do not feel comfortable about writing it can easily become a job that can be put on the backburner. The only way that you will build your confidence is by doing it. The more that you write, the more confident you will become.
Practice makes perfect. Start writing today; people want to hear your story.
Get Ann Handle’s Book Everybody Writes if you need further help. You art business will grow when you provide great stories about your art journey.
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