The Best of 2010: Articles on Art, Marketing & Social Media

As 2010 quickly comes to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to go back and dig up some of this year’s popular posts. Many interesting art business & marketing tips, social media advice and fine art tips are buried in the back pages of this blog, so I have listed some of your favorite posts below for your convenience.

Thank you to those of you who have sent in the many informative and helpful guest posts and informative comments this year on Your contributions have helped make this site a very special place for creatives to learn! Thank you for making 2010 a very exciting year for

I wish all my readers, visitors, friends and business associates a very prosperous New Year and look forward to our continued friendship here at and in real-time. ~Lori 🙂

And…a very special thanks to all my guest bloggers and the talented people and my friends who have have really helped me A LOT this year!!! I love you guys and gals.
…Please check out their links listed below, you won’t be disappointed!

Sean Gardner, The Huffington Post, John Paul Aguiar, Aaron Lee, Paul Steele, Barney Davey, Glen Gilmore, Ann Tran, Misty Belardo, Lori Moreno, Brian Kliewer, Sennelier, Iconic88, Jeff Bullas, Aletta de Wal, Jason Dirks, Chris Burget, Douglas Idugboe, Christophe Bagnis, Matt LeBlanc, TweetSmarter, Mike Wienke, Marc Hanson, Carolyn “Charlie” Bogusz, Cory Glauner, John Math, Miranda AschenbrennerGalleria Amalia, Zuly Gonzalez, Nicolette Tallmadge, Todd Ridge, Carolyn Edlund, Susan Elaine Cooper, Benoit Philippe, Annie Strack, Stacey Cornelius, Clint Watson, Jean-Gerard Anfossi, BlogCastFM, Tara Reid, Maria Brophy, Alyson B. Stanfield, Kathy Meyer, Sian Lindemann, Barney Davey, Lori Woodward, Tony Hastings, John T. Unger, Andrew Salmon, Gina Stark, Amy Neumman, Miranda Aschenbrenner, Amy D. Howell, Caren, A.R. Karthick, Sally Franklin, Rob Kinsey, D.E. West , Nemo, Sung H. Lee, Xan Pearson, Jessica Northey, Matthew Fry, Kevin Green, and my talented artist/son Bret McNee


The Best of 2010:

5 Reasons Why Artists Need Social Media & Eye Opening Stats to Back it Up!

Finding Your Own Artistic Voice

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

How to Bring out the Mona Lisa in Your Own Artwork

The Importance of Value and Tone in Painting

Selling Art on Facebook: One Artist’s Way

Why Paint Abstract Art?

How to Interpret the Landscape in Paint

Visual Artist’s Challenge: Balancing Self Promotion and Gallery Representation

Vibrant Sunflower Oil Painting Demonstration by Lori McNee

Newsletter Art Marketing Tips that Work!

5 Common Traits of Successful Artists

The Color Yellow: The Hidden Meaning for Your Art & Design

How I Stopped a Copycat Artist on Facebook

Why Artists Should Use Video Marketing

8 Tips to Create a Great Blog Post

How to Choose the Right Paint Brush for the Art Technique

10 Ways to Overcome Mental Blocks and Boost Creativity

7 Creative Ways to Approach an Art Gallery for Representation

5 simple Steps to Start Your First Blog

SEO Tips to Rank Your Twitter & Facebook Pages Higher on Google

How One Artist Created a Successful Art Campaign

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

How to Create a Niche Market for Your Art in a Sea of Artists

10 Tips to Bring Visitors  to Your Art Fair Booth or Open Studio

14 Art Business Tips from the Pros on Twitter

5 Unique Ways to Brainstorm Out of a Creative Rut

Social Media’s Top Stars Share Their Tips on Twitter

The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Image & Following

6 Free Ways to Promote Your Art Business Online

5 Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

How to Use Smartphones to Market Your Art


There are many other interesting articles that are not listed in this article. I hope you enjoy browsing Thanks for the visit!


  1. John R. Math January 2, 2011 at 4:30 am


    Thanks for all of your support and help throughout the year. Best to you and your family for a healthy, safe and prosperous new year! John Math

  2. Heather January 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Thank Lori; I bookmarked this awesome best of 2010!

  3. Chris January 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for including me in your post. Love your content!

  4. fanschal selber stricken May 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Everything published was very logical. However, think about this, what
    if you added a little information? I mean, I don’t wish to tell you how to run your blog, but what if you added a title that grabbed people’s attention?
    I mean The Best of 2010: Articles on Art,
    Marketing & Social Media – Fine Art Tips With Lori McNee is kinda plain.
    You could glance at Yahoo’s home page and note how they create news headlines to grab people to click. You might add a video or a related pic or two to grab readers excited about everything’ve written.
    In my opinion, it would make your posts a little livelier.

    • Lori McNee June 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Yes, titles challenge me at times. Thanks for your suggestions…

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