Like I’ve said before, artists have been on the forefront of every great era – even blogging, lol!

Nowadays, most professional artists have blogs or websites. Artists should consider blogging because it is far more versatile than a website.

Today kicks off a helpful series of articles about blogging and how to become a blogger. Tomorrow, professional blogger and blogging coach, John Paul Aguiar shares his guest post, “5 Simple Steps to Start Your First Blog.”

Meanwhile, here are a few things to think about:

  • You can easily embed video or audio and images in your posts yourself. Use the blog as a base for a podcast, and be sure to integrate widgets or interactive tools.
  • It is also easy to have a separate static page for your bio, artist’s statement and resume.
  • Blogs are a less expensive way of advertising your business to the online community.
  • A blog is an on-line journal or weblog where a you can post diary style entries about your art, hobbies or personal experiences.
  • A blog is a type of website that is easier to maintain with regular entries of  commentary and images usually in reverse chronological order.
  • Your personal blog is a place where you can reflect, share opinions, upcoming art events, interviews and topics of your choice!
  • Plus blogging exposes you to new art and opinions and interesting people within your niche and beyond.

Blogging has opened a whole new world to me! Becoming a blogger has added a great balance to my art career. As an artist, I am in a solitary environment most of the time. Blogging and social media have helped end the feelings of isolation and boosted my creativity!

Please stop by again tomorrow and stayed tuned to learn more about blogging and how to become an art blogger! ~Lori 🙂*****

You might like to read:

3 Reasons to Start a Creative Blog for Your Business

Inbound or Outbound: Which Direction is Your Art Marketing Going?

Why You Need a Webmaster for Your Art Business

The Importance of Being an Artist in Today’s Modern World

Lori McNee

Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, and landscape oil paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Mag Board of Advisors, and is an Artist Ambassador to Arches/Canson/Royal Talens. As the owner of, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing, and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist. As a social media influencer, Lori ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Photographer’s Market. Also, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses. Lori is also a member of the CBS Entertainment Tonight & The Insider Tweet Team.

10 thoughts on “What is a Blog and How to Become an Art Blogger

  1. JC says:

    Hey Lori! Great article. I just wanted to stop in and say great job on your interview with blogcastfm!! You’re episode will be one that I pass around quite a bit to other artists I know that need the advice!

    • Lori McNee says:

      Hi JC, thanks for letting me know you liked my interview. I am glad you found it useful. Thanks for taking time to comment and I hope to see you again soon!
      Lori 🙂

  2. Josefina Agüello says:

    Nice. This post was a simple and understandable explanation of what blog is. I’m sure those who don’t have a clear understanding of what blog is will appreciate this post.

    Josefina Argüello – Alta en buscadores

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