Art Blogging Tips

Studies have found that images bring in the most engagement on social media platforms. Images and graphics are also a great way to drive traffic to your website or blog. But, have you ever felt as though you’ve run out of creative images and graphics or blogging ideas? Well,...

The Apps You Need to Take Your Blogging on the Go

 Inspiration for blogging can often strike at any time.  While lying in bed, sitting on a bus or walking through a grocery store, an idea may suddenly come that has to be acted upon immediately. Since content is king with blogging, it takes more than just fancy premium WordPress templates to...

best times to post, social media

In order to be successful, we artists and other creatives need to be efficient with our time – online and off. Learning the best and worst times to post on social media helps us optimize our time. The infographic below illustrates a guideline for the best and worst times...

3 Big Mistakes Artists Make with their WordPress websites

There are 3 big mistakes artists make with their WordPress websites over and over again. BIG Mistake NUMBER ONE: Choosing a WordPress theme that competes with your art. An artist’s site should be all about the art. There are literally 1000’s of WordPress themes to choose from but it is difficult...

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Just when my blogging life seemed to be running smoothly after re-branding both my sites, FineArtTips.com got hacked – again! This is a long post, but those of you who are interested in blogging and using WordPress might learn how to prevent a malicious hack like I have endured…...

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Earlier this month I posted, Top 2013 Art Business Tips From The Pros and promised to share more tips about RSS feeds for successful artists… RSS Feeds for Successful Artists Today, more than ever an artist needs to increase their exposure on the Internet in order to reach their target...

interests

StumbleUpon is a thriving website with many strategic uses for artists and bloggers. Finding inspiration is easy among the infinite content found here. You’ll need to decide how you want to use StumbleUpon, and I’m going to give you some help getting started. First things first, set up a...

Mark_Zuckerberg

Recently, my social media friend, and fellow artist,  Rodney Pike hit an amazing social media milestone – 1 million Google Plus followers in just one year! I am so impressed with his achievements, as both an artist, and a social media user, I asked Rodney to share his Google...

lori mcnee holding artists & graphic designer's market and photographer's market books

Along with my painting, I love to write. So it is a pleasure to be writing books again this year for the Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market and the Photographer’s Market 2013 editions published by North Light Books! These books are filled with valuable information. For 38 years, Artist’s &...

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Two words, success and successful, have sparked heated conversations between artists on this blog. I’ve learned that the definition of a ‘successful artist’ is subjective, and tends to vary from person to person. Nevertheless, there truly are things that most successful artists do differently. Things Successful Artists Do Differently Follow Their Effort: Successful artists...

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Since I began using Twitter in 2009, I have made life changing friendships via social media. Many of these ‘friends’ have become professional colleagues, and personal friends. Recently, I have discovered a great way to use tweets as ‘character references’ for my resume. Twitter is the perfect place to gather character...

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As an artist, you might think that creating a mobile website wouldn’t be all that important. But did you know that by 2013, the number one way people will access the Internet will be via their mobile devices? That means more and more people are going to expect you...

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