MAKING A MARK: Blogging Art In 2019

At the finish of 2006 and again in 2007 I did an assessment of blogging artwork in the last a year. Part 2 which this year changes to being more about the existing economic framework for the web designer and the wider perspective of artwork on the internet. BLOGGING ART IN 2008: What has remained the same?

Blogs are pervasive and influential – The main message is that blogging is still pervasive and the art and illustrated blog is still an important route of communication for the web artist. Despite any amount of twittering to the contrary, blogging has not died although blogs continue to start and die-off on a regular basis as they will have done.

Besides being pervasive, blogging is also influential. Blogging after all probably changed the span of the American Election! In June 2008, Technorati was indexing 112.8 million websites, compared to the 30 million blogs that have been around when I started 3 years ago. However both numbers contain a great deal of ‘archived’ blogs. I’m pleased to say that blog now has a Technorati authority of 187 and it is rated at no. 20,478 in the global world!

It’s very difficult to work through how many art blogs there are out there, not least because there are so many blogs out there which categorise themselves as art when they’re not. Art blogs remain began with good intentions and/or a ‘good idea’ and are then empty within the first a few months of life. However my impression is that this is currently occurring significantly less often than in the past. Maybe because those who find themselves impulsive have been and gone and/or because blogging is no more the latest craze – those following what is fashionable have shifted to other activities? New art and illustrated weblogs don’t find it easy to be seen by potential readers.

In days gone by, this related to the lack of good quality directories. However to really get observed, you still can’t beat escaping . and reading and commenting on other people’s art blogs. I always check out a blog if I get a comment from someone who is new to me.

If you prefer the art, it’s likely that you’ll like the items of the blogroll -self-explanatory really. In addition to the next best way to get noticed is to surface in someone else’s blogroll. Share the weblogs you like to read and the art you like to look at. One doesn’t need to look far to see stories about the advantages of daily painting for example. BLOGGING ART in 2008: What has changed?

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This section features my perspective on what changed in 2008. Those that included my predictions are prefaced by ‘2008 PREDICTION’. Even easily say so myself, the majority of them were accurate! I’ve commented below on what transpired. Generic – Reading weblogs is now more popular. As the web becomes a lot more part of normal life for many individuals, there are more and more people now reading blogs.

There are also a lot more blog visitors than there are bloggers. In March this year, it was estimated that 77% of active internet users read websites. The implication for artists is focused on content. Thinking about what you say is really as important as thinking about what you are exhibiting.

How do you add value to people’s lives? So how exactly does your content enable you to relate to your readers? I understand I greatly appreciate the responses I get that claim that my ‘who’s made a tag this week’ post each Sunday is looked forward up to the Sunday Papers!