You’ve heard about it, you have artist friends doing it and maybe even tried it yourself and you’ve decided you just don’t want to blog. You’re NOT a blogger. You know what? That’s totally okay.
I don’t like the word, blog much either.
You’re curious if it could really help, but you just can’t go there – setting up a blog, plugins, images, security, SEO – who has time for that?
What if I showed you another way to write online?
You’re already online
Develop what you already have
Challenge and consistency
BUT “I’m not a writer”
Blogging is an investment
Publish without blogging
Publishing on Medium
- The simplicity of drop your art and go sounds really appealing.
- Built in audience of eager readers of quality content.
- Begin building your own audience of people with similar interests who may follow you.
- Practice writing and posting.
- No design distractions, editing or improving your site, just write.
- Write about anything – you can go off topic from your main business.
- Things like SEO ranking are high on Medium due to constant posts overall.
- Easy editing and formatting, no code.
- Tags to help readers find your story.
- Highlight a piece of text to emphasize a part of your story or a quote.
- You don’t own the space.
- You can’t put your portfolio or your products there (you can link).
- The audience isn’t yours, they are a casual reader.
- You are competing with other writers for attention.
- You don’t control the experience the reader has on the site.
- No control of the content – Medium can be shut down without warning.
- Don’t have design control and only a few options to organize your stories.
Publishing on Tumblr
- Find great content
- Audience of artists, coders, designers.
- Show images.
- Equal visibility for all types of work – art, videos, graphics, illustration.
- Ability to design your space and use HTML
- Create a fan-base for your work.
- Meet other artists.
- Audience response and quality is varied
- Making real connections and follows is difficult.
- Attribution is not always followed and your work may be posted around with no credit given.
- Users may often modify or edit art without permission.
- Could be more party than progress.
What do you think?
Join The Non-Blog Challenge
Up for it?
Connect with other artist bloggers and grow your community and audience faster with group support.
- Follow the hashtag #artblogchallenge on Twitter and Instagram.
- Join The Creator’s Group on Facebook where we’ll focus on the challenge starting on May 15th for 10 days!
- Enter your blog info in the form on the Art Blog Challenge page (be sure to click over and visit other people’s blog!)
- Share and join with a friend – we’ll all do better with more non-bloggers.
Ready to start your blog? 10 Reasons Why Artists Need a Blog