5 reasons why artists should have a blog

 

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Nowadays many really good artists don’t have a website, not to mention a blog. This might have really bad impact on their career. I didn’t have a website not until spring 2015. Today I will talk about 5 reasons why artists should have a blog.

  1. People will see your personality
    Every time when I see someone’s artwork on facebook, I always get curious about the artist behind the artwork. I love to know what does this artist like, what kind of things does she do on a daily basis, what made her an artist and where does she get her inspiration and motivation. All those things add so much to the artwork. Every artwork reflects the world that exists in the artist. When you buy from artist, you buy a piece of their heart. Blogging is a great way to tell your story, to introduce yourself to the readers and your customers. Many people think that its a waste of time but it isn’t. That’s why many artists fail in their art business. They don’t have a blog or their page is under maintenance. The last one won’t leave very professional impression.
  2.  People would love to know “Behind the scenes” story
    Blog is also a great place to share “Behind the scenes” story. In other words if you have a painting or drawing that you just finished, instead of just putting it on facebook and saying that its on a sale, write about it on your blog. Maybe there is a story behind the painting, some event or place that inspired you to paint or draw, you should definitely share it. Another thing which you can do is, add work in progress pictures of your artwork. People are very curious to see how the artwork came together. I always love to see work in progress pictures. You can also add work in progress video  so that people would get an idea how you do it, how you paint and how you use the colors etc. They will also get to see your working space, or if you have an art studio then you could also make a little tour video.
  3. Blogging will get you more sale
    Imagine for a second. Would you buy from someone who just posted an artwork to some selling platform or you would like to buy from someone who has a blog and is constantly posting new articles and materials on their website? I’m sure you picked a person who has blog. I sure would.
  4. Build trust online
    Trust is a very important thing when it comes to business and buying things from other people. Blogging will help you build a trust. You share your behind the scenes stories, experiences and tips with people and this will make you trustworthy and reliable. It will help you establish relationships with your customers.
  5. You will help others with your blog
    In my opinion the best part about blogging is helping other people who are in the same industry as you are. Because once upon a time you were exactly in the same situation. You also started from the bottom and tried to figure out all kinds of things. Besides if you always only think about yourself, then you will never succeed. They say, what goes around, comes around. Share your tips and experiences you have learned along the way. People will be very grateful and you might get many new followers and friends as well.

What are those reasons why you blog? Share in the comments!

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How Linky parties can help you grow your blog

 
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I’m sure there are many people who haven’t heard anything about the Linky Parties. If you are one of them, you have missed so much! So in this article I will tell you what it is and what its used for.
 
What are Linky parties?

Link parties are the opportunity for you to grow your blog and get some new followers. Basically what it does for you, it allows you to share your content on other websites. When you visit a site on the day of their weekly link party then there is a link to ” link up” and you can share the URL of your blog/site and write a title and crop a photo from the post. It will create a hyperlink thumbnail that other bloggers can see and visit.
It is recommended to read the rules before you put your own link. Because every day there is a different theme and some Link Parties don’t allow to post selling stuff and giveaways. So its better to read before you act.
 
How can I host my own link party?
 
Before you start there are few things you should keep in mind.
First of all. Like always with parties, you should think about the reason why you are hosting a link party. Are you celebrating something? Are you looking for a new recipes to try? Or you want to find some new DIY ideas to try out?
 
  • Choose a date and time. Link parties are held weekly, monthly, seasonal.
  • Plan your budget. Unfortunately Link Parties like any other parties require some cash. In order to  host a party you can use a service like Inlinkz or LinkyTools. They both have a subscription fee.
  • Invite quests. Market it on your social platforms.
  • Design a button for your Link Party, There are many tutorials about it on internet.
  • Be a good host. Try to comment on every linked post. Make your guests feel special!
  • Keep an eye on posts. If somebody posts anything inappropriate, then you have to make sure that it will be deleted.
  • Make a new connections. Just like you would on a real life party. You can also introduce some of your friends to some new guests.
  • And at last, don’t forget to send out Thank you’s.
What do you think? Will you give it any try? Are you willing to take the time and money to make a Link Party and make some new connections?
 
Happy linking!

7 reason why you should use Bloglovin

 
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If you are a blog owner and you are looking for a new ways to promote your blog and get some extra traffic to your blog then Bloglovin is a good place to do that. Maybe you haven’t heard about it before, believe me few months ago I also didn’t know anything about it but I’m glad that I found it. In this article I will tell you about 7 reasons why you should use Bloglovin to promote your blog.
 
It’s one of the newest social platforms which was created for bloggers and also readers. It allows readers to read, organize and discover their favorite blogs. It’s really easy and comfortable to use. I personally haven’t used it very long time but I have realized some of the benefits that it offers.
 
  • First of all, it allows you to link your blog to Bloglovin. This way your followers will easily see your new posts on their feed. I personally like to follow people more on Bloglovin than on blogger. It’s more organised.
  • It has some really attractive ” Follow this blog on bloglovin” buttons that you can use to post on your blog and this way your readers will see that you are using Bloglovin and can follow you there.
  • And of course you can build connections in the blog world. Commenting and following other blogs can have some really good impact to your blog. It will get you more traffic and you will even find some new friends.
  • Bloglovin has different blog categories. This way you can follow the similar blogs to your own or you can just search for the topic that interests you the most.
  • You can link not only your blogs, but your social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and it will help you to get more traffic from their users.
  • It’s easy to use with your blog. You just have to “claim” your blog.
  • Bloglovin is free, It also has a mobile app which is available for Iphone, Android and Ipad.
So these are the benefits that Bloglovin offers. I hope that this article was useful for you and that you can go and claim your blog and rock the traffic world with Bloglovin!
 
And here is a link to my Bloglovin profile:
http://www.bloglovin.com/people/liisi6-11139073