Helpful blogging tips for creatives

Eye On Sun Valley Live Interview with Lori McNee of Fine Art Tips

Recently, I was interviewed by the online magazine, Eye On Sun Valley. Show host Lynn Mason-Pattnosh, and I chatted about the ways in which I juggle my busy art career, travel schedule, and work as a social media influencer. In this video, I reveal how it all began with blogging and how I got my message 'out there' to millions around the world. I thought you, my reader, might enjoy learning a little bit more about me... [...]

Easy Ideas For Blogger’s Block

One of the biggest questions I receive from aspiring bloggers is, “How do you keep coming up with new things to blog about?” Indeed, these people suffer from blogger's block! Yes, blogger's block is related to writer's block, and artist's block, but the remedy is a bit different (this post will help with that!). Creative people, particularly artists, would rather be in their studios painting and creating rather than sitting at their computers blogging. However, as I have [...]

2015-10-18T18:22:37+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Art Business Tips, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, General, Lori's Featured Articles|Comments Off on Easy Ideas For Blogger’s Block

My Upcoming Live Webinar: How To Grow Your Art Business

Thank you for making this webinar a great success! The recording is available for purchase, register below! Thanks,  ~Lori Announcing my upcoming live webinar, "Social Media Secrets to Grow Your Art Business." You are invited by Xanadu Gallery Owner, Jason Horejs to join us for a Live, Online Workshop at his Art Business Academy. Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 4p.m. Pacific Registration Only $19.95 Tips You Will Discover In this fun, live and informative online workshop you will discover... [...]

Powerful Social Media Secrets For Small Businesses

Now more than any other time in history, it is easy for artists and other small business owners to gain online exposure and stand out from the crowd. However, many small businesses are still perplexed about how to effectively use social media and blogging. Since 2009, I have been blogging and using social media and it has literally changed and improved my life! (More about Lori) I have developed unique and easy online strategies, and secrets to [...]

2015-09-25T17:31:12+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Art Business Tips, Art Marketing & Branding, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, Lori's Featured Articles, Social Media Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Powerful Social Media Secrets For Small Businesses

3 Free Tools to Create Awesome Images and Graphics

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, I have found 3 online tools that will help you get your blogging mojo back.  The following tools will inspire you to create viral content for sites like [...]

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 keep people coming back, it requires compelling topics. A person can try to write down the idea or the topic, but by the time they get to the [...]

2014-04-29T06:31:51+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Art Business Tips, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, General|2 Comments

Best And Worst Times To Post On 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 to post on social media. Following these times will help our content reach more people and grow our online presence. Think about this: 48% of the US population runs of [...]

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 to find one that's suitable for fine art. A theme with tons of tripped-out functionality, busy graphics or way too many options just creates a learning curve that's complicated and way [...]

Hacked Again! Valuable Lessons Learned To Protect My Blog

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... I was hacked in August 2011, and both my WordPress blogs were down for nearly 3 weeks. I lost blog posts, tons of traffic, and my Google ranking fell. [...]

2014-04-22T16:18:31+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Art Business Tips, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, General|29 Comments

RSS Feeds for Successful Artists

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 audience.  An art website setup with an RSS feed can help an artist to achieve this goal. An RSS feed on an art website can increase the following [...]

2013-01-28T11:22:55+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Art Business Tips, Art Marketing & Branding, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, General, Guest Articles|Comments Off on RSS Feeds for Successful Artists