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Blogging and Painting: Day 23 Espresso Time-R V3, #30paintingsin30days

Blogging; it just occurred to me that this challenge has been almost as much about writing these blog post as it has been about painting.  That is, at least for me. Day 23:  “Espresso Timer-V3”. Greetings!  Welcome to day 23 of #30paintingsin30days.  And, for today, I present another version of “Espresso Time-R”.  This time, the […]

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10 Great Reasons Artists Should Have a Blog

Gazing, original painting by Lori McNee

“Gazing” by artist Lori McNee. 36″ x 22″, oil on linen.

Do you have a blog on your art website? You might want to consider it. Here are 10 benefits of becoming a blogger: Blogging adds fuel to your web presence with new content, and makes your website more visible in search rankings. When optimized with keywords and SEO, it also makes your site more searchable. It makes you instantly shareable. When you create and add a new entry to your blog, you have the opportunity to share it on social networks such as Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Submit your blog post to StumbleUpon and pull in even more traffic and interest. This enables you to share with non-subscribers too. Blogging allows you to tell your story as an artist, so each visitor to your site gets to know you better and understand what inspires you.

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Blogger Stephanie Precourt found a fun, supportive community...

Stephanie and Ivy Precourt

Blogger Stephanie Precourt found a fun, supportive community online—friends who could teach her new things about life as a mom. Her online parent journal has led to market writing, video blogs and more. Since Precourt’s move to Bandon, Oregon, Adventur…

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Blogger Stephanie Precourt found a fun, supportive community…

Blogger Stephanie Precourt found a fun, supportive community online—friends who could teach her new things about life as a mom. Her online parent journal has led to market writing, video blogs and more. Since Precourt’s move to Bandon, Oregon, Adventur…

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Blogger Stephanie Precourt found a fun, supportive community…

Blogger Stephanie Precourt found a fun, supportive community online—friends who could teach her new things about life as a mom. Her online parent journal has led to market writing, video blogs and more.

Since Precourt’s move to Bandon, Oregon, Adventures in Babywearing features images of her children exploring the beach, along with thoughtfully composed observations about finding her groove in her new home. Reclaiming her personal voice brings her blog full circle she says.

Visit Art Matters! to read more about Stephanie Precourt Writing, Learning, Living in the Blogosphere.

Photo: Stephanie and Ivy relax in their new home.

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Writing, Learning, Living in the Blogosphere

Stephanie and Ivy

Editor’s Note: We hope artists will find value in Geneva’s interview with this mom and blogger who has successfully written her blogs for compensation. Plenty of food for thought here, and not just for mothers!

Geneva Miller for Southern Oregon Artists Resource

Adventures in Babywearing blogger Stephanie Precourt took her blog from an online parent journal to a wage earning site. Since her move to Bandon, Oregon, she’s rebooted her personal adventures in blogging—writing about the move, her children, her life. No product reviews required.

Adventures excerpt, Feb 15 I haven’t counted the stop lights yet but there are only a few, and two fast-food restaurants – Dairy Queen and Subway. We have plenty of coffee shops and cafes, which I also love. And a hardware store with a dog who follows you around . . . . This place doesn’t feel foreign to me . . .

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Top Ten Searches Bringing Visitors to Art Matters! for 2012

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Well, as long as everyone is doing Top 10 posts (and according to Tim Mikulski’s recent post, the number 10 and its text version “ten” are heavily used search terms) we’ll do one, too. Maybe more, we’ll see how much time the holidays give us. This one is about the top ten keywords/phrases people have used to find Art Matters! via search engines.

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Career Development Workshop – Blogging with Hannah West

Hannah West

Ashland Art Center hosts a Career Development Workshop every quarter…in August, we’re delighted to have Art Matter’s own Hannah West! Hannah will lead a workshop on Blogging for Artists and the Southern Oregon Artists Resource (SOAR) as part of your online networking strategy.

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