Most days I read Alyson Stanfield’s Art Marketing Blog which I find very useful. I learned about blogging from her free Art Newsletter which you can sign up for at her Art Marketing website. When I started my blog less than a month ago, I studied Alyson’s posts on blogging to make decisions about how I wanted to proceed. In this one blog I get all sorts of insights from many different artists through their comments. Alyson encourages us as artists to use technology in our art businesses.
Conundrum III, Collage Â© Diane Clancy
Alyson, writing about an art-marketing workshop she gave this weekend, wrote in her blog, “One of the big lessons I always learn at these workshops is that artists who use technology have a distinct advantage over artists who don’t. …”
Alyson continues, “Stay on top of technology and use the tools that are available to you. Only 3 out of 66 artists in the room yesterday had a blog! … think of that. Three of 66!”
From Alyson’s blog I learned that WordPress is free blogging software. From what readers (and Alyson) wrote, I made a decision to go with WordPress and I am delighted that I did! I wouldn’t have known how to start without this great resource of Alyson Stanfield’s blog.
This painting “Conundrum III” is from my collage goddess series that is inspired by my former quilting. There are many actual fabric pieces in this collage besides paper and paint.
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~ Diane Clancy
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As I told Allyson yesterday, Im really glad for the technical skills that I have. I’ve learned a lot from her blog,as well as others who give advice about blogging. In a highly competitive market, Im glad to be able to use as many resources at my disposal that I can and look forward to learning more.
Learning that 3 out of 66 artists had a blog was quite surprising to me. I would have assumed a higher percentage of artists utilize the technology available.
~~ Susan Elkin Photography