I am currently enrolled in the Blogging 201 course through WordPress Blogging U. This is the third Blogging U course I have participated in and the focus of this class is on “Branding and Growth”.
I started blogging a little over a year ago, with the intention of writing about my reflections on drawing while showcasing my work. My initial goals for this blog were and still are the following:
- To have a presence on the web as an artist
- To share thoughts and knowledge through writings about drawing
- To create meaningful instructional content about drawing for my students and online readers
- To network with other artists and art enthusiasts
My blog posts feature the following:
- My own drawings and written reflections on the process of creating them
- Instructional articles on drawing processes and techniques
- Interviews with featured artists
- Thoughts and reflections on drawing in general
In addition to regularly published articles I set out to create static pages that could work as a webpage to showcase my work and divide it into different series. The development of these static pages is something I intend to focus on while taking Blogging 201.
If my blog exceeded my expectations I would have a strong network with art professionals and enthusiasts through this site. My web presence would lead to professional development on many fronts from gaining notoriety as a fine artist to possible exhibition and publishing opportunities. I am also convinced that simply showcasing my work and writing about it will strengthen my studio work.
While participating in Blogging 201, I would like to work on the following goals:
- To launch a Facebook page to complement the blog and expand my audience by the end of December 2015.
- To enhance and add static pages to showcase some of my current and past drawings.
- To launch the featured artist series by the beginning of the year for which I intend to write 2 to 3 articles a year.
I am certain that working on this with fellow bloggers under the guidance of WordPress staff will be a positive experience and am excited about how blogging will help pave the road of what is to come on my journey as an artist.