Reflecting on goals for this blog

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.

The road ahead

Adriana Burgos, sketchbook drawing from direct observation in graphite

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