Recording Available | Blogging For Artists Revisited

Thanks to all of you who attended yesterday’s Google Hangout with me and Barney Davey on the ins and outs of blogging. We had a lively discussion and appreciate all of the questions you sent in. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, the recording is available via YouTube by clicking on the player below.

Broadcast Description

Join publisher Barney Davey and Xanadu Gallery owner Jason Horejs as they discuss blogging for artists. Barney & Jason discussed this issue in depth last year, but many artists continue to wonder if they should have a blog, and, if so, how they can make their blog an effective marketing tool.

Barney and Jason will discuss

* the advisability of having an blog
* how to create compelling content for your blog
* blogging platforms
* technical considerations for bloggers
* how to get followers

and much more.

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  1. Hi Jason,

    Super helpful hour + of information from you and Barney. My favorite pieces:
    Ending your blog with a question ( i am going to do that from now on)
    Google Authorship
    YOST seo
    I love blogging – now I know how to make it more productive (in the long run).

    thank you!!!

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It has taken me a few days to get to this I’m afraid. That’s good news because I’m being called in a lot of directions to put my art up. Busy times – but good community showings.

    This was great. And, I’m so, so new to even the idea of blogging that I’ll admit that much of what was said went totally over my head. The terms…. the various sites….. etc etc is just a bit much for my current state of education on these matters.

    Like many artists, I LOVE creating art – but the business end is only now starting to have a bigger Presence in my world. I’ll just have to take it step by step. If you had a list of steps for the absolute blog beginner that would be awesome. My notes take me all over the place so THAt would be helpful. But, I’ll listen again and see if things feel clearer on subsequent passes. (smile)

    Currently, I do send out a Newsletter once a month. That took a while to commit to – but I’m doing that. I WAS hoping that would take the place of a blog – but I can see I need to do both. Again, a list of the 5 first steps would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thank you again. Adding Jason to my world has been one of the best things I’ve ever done – and now I have Barney to learn from as well.


  3. I can’t believe I took this long to listen. I never would have had it not been informative, well thought out, and in its on way, entertaining. Really learned important information. Thank you.

  4. Extremely instrumental. I learned strategic methods of improving my existing blog. I will start implementing them ASAP. The content is essential to progressive art-blogging. Beyond “noteworthy.” Many, many thanks to you both.

  5. Barney, it was gratifying for me to recognize every single one of the other bloggers that you mentioned. When you started with Jack White, my hero, you had my attention!

    Thank you for the idea of Yost. I use the SEO All-in-one-Pack, but will look into Yost to see if it is better.

    You both have very sensible and practical suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to record this and make it available for later listening.

  6. Loving your hangout-cast right now as I clean my toilets. Just a thought: I am retired so my life is fragmented in the extreme: flower gardening to create my rural mini-Butchart Gardens, painting, a quasi studio/gallery in a resort town, far-away grandkids and on and on. I know I won’t start a blog because that’s not where I am in life. But since I really enjoy writng, I have come up with a way that satisfies my “blog” interest. On my website, I use the allotted space for each painting as a min-blog. That way, I get to tell a story (blog), whet my appetite for humour in often adverse conditions, and have fun. As a bonus, my few “paying customers” seem to enjoy it. It is also a very pleasant way for me to chronicle parts of my life for my progeny and for posterity.

  7. At last I am back in the fold of life and could listen/watch this terrific webinar/hangout. I really enjoy the forum and loose structure of how you present, Jason and Barney, and the content was perfect for where I am in my blogging. Having pros and cons nesting together is important, and the references you give to the world of blogging will surely assist my process. I really enjoy my blog, I have self-permission to not do it often, I know it is available to me, and now I am upped several notches in excitement and enthusiasm to use this format more. Thank you for your great monthly offerings!

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