When I started this blog four years ago, someone said to me — “I don’t get it! Why would you do it for free?”
This is my response four years later: All my work blogging over the past 4 years has brought me so much, created content, promotional articles for artists, and shared opportunities to exhibit and sell art–while the entire time I continually researched and complied resources to provide to artists. My efforts have brought me so much! Many instances of making connections and contacts, developing my expertise, art sales, wonderful experiences, educational experiences, clients, cash donations, payments,gifts of art, and visibility, all come to mind.
My visibility via this blog also brought me an offer of a full scholarship to attend and complete an entrepreneurial Arts MBA graduate program.
Another past (and unsolicited) criticism I received on multiple occasion from a competitor who dropped in to leave an acidic *you’re too eclectic–you need to focus on one thing.” She’s wrong about that! Guess what? The head of the Arts MBA program told me that eclecticism is a sign of a true entrepreneurial spirit. So my eclecticism–articles, blogging, art, and online presence–marked me as an artist-entrepreneur, and brought that invitation to be one of the first to receive the Arts MBA scholarship ($30K USD).
Yes, I write arts journalistic articles, am a blogger, artist agent, art licensee, painter, and a poet. That’s me, who I am, and some of what I do. Those are the things I connect with and share on my blog.
Artist Marketing Resources blog now has over 20,800 followers and the Artist Marketing Resources LinkedIN group has over 2,400 member artists and art professionals.
Thanks to all the artists who have sent me notes of appreciation over the years and support this blog.
Happy 4th anniversary Artist Marketing Resources blog.