Is Blogging Dead For Artists?

Is blogging dead for artists? Nowadays, so many artists are using sites like Facebook and Google Plus or even Twitter for their micro blogging, and art promotion. Lately, there is a lot buzz going around that blogging is dying.

I disagree. Why?

  • With social sites, you do not control any of the content that has been shared on your accounts.
  • You do not have control over the look and layout, plus you cannot manage the comments.
  • Blogging on the other hand, combined with social media offers you the best content control, and a unique opportunity for self-promotion, expanded viewership, and contacts with prospective customers.
  • Blog Posts Are Searchable. Your content is easily found via keywords or the search window that is in the top right hand corner of most blogs.
  • Blog post are also easily shared. You can categorize your content to make it easier for your readers to find.
  • Blogs make it simple for people to search, find and spread your ideas.
  • Blogging will help you inspire and connect with other like-minded individuals.

You know I am a big proponent of social networking, but what if Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter disappears, stops working or is purchased and you do not like the changes? These social sites control all of your contacts, content, and images. Relying solely on social networks that are owned and controlled by third parties to market your art is risky business.
Do you think blogging is dead? If so, why???
PS. I hope we also meet on Twitterand on Google Plus, Pinterestand join in the fun at Fine Art Tips Facebook Fan Page! Please checkout my art too, or find me on Instagram lorimcneeartist. ~Lori

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