Over the past few weeks, I have posted some useful articles geared toward teaching the basics of blogging for the artist and creative entrepreneur.
In last week’s article, Is a WordPress Blog Platform Right for You?, I mention the pros and cons of using a free hosted or self hosted blogging platform. For the fine artist looking for a low maintenance and cost effeciate blogging experience, you might want to consider using Fine Art Studio Online.
Fine Art Studio Online is the impressive blogging platform owned by my friend, Clint Watson. Clint’s unique website creation tool allows fine artists to create their new websites in minutes. Take a look at some of the talented artists who use FASO >>> http://fineartstudioonline.com/a_few_artists.asp
Here is what Clint has to say about FASO:
Think about it. The word “marketing” comes from “market.” The “market” has been with us for eons. It was the place where a community would gather. To talk. To share. To exchange wares. Normally located in the town square. Yes, the community preceded the commerce.
Community precedes conversations, which precede commerce. Commerce requires people. People connecting with other people.
At Fine Art Studio Online artist websites, we’ve spent the past 9.5 years connecting and building communities of art people. Now, FASO bloggers can submit their posts for possible publication to our two communities http://fineartviews.com and http://informedcollector.com (totalling nearly 18,000 artists and collectors) with 2 clicks. That’s something you don’t get with WordPress. That’s something you don’t get with Blogger. From a technical side, we constantly work to improve our designs, make sure the code is SEO friendly, make sure the blog integrates nicely with your website so you don’t have to maintain two different urls (which you shouldn’t for SEO reasons anyway). We’ve got one of the best blog comment systems in the blogosphere. But all those things are technology. That’s not the magic. People connecting with people who are “into” art. That’s the “magic” of blogging with FASO.
Thanks Clint for explaining your great artists’ blogging service to us. Please check out Clint’s other websites for artists and art fanatics: http://fineartviews.com – Straight Talk about Art, Marketing, Inspiration and Fine Living.
In case you just joined us here, the blogging series started with a elementary, but informative article explaining… What is a Blog and How Become an Art Blogger.
The third article in this series explaines the differences in blog/website platforms and discusses, Is a WordPress Blog Platform Right for You?
Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Please let me know what you think about all this! Lori
PS. I am in Australia right now – I will let you know a bit about my trip to New Zealand and Australia soon…