Making Your Blog Count
I use to be embarrassed about my blog. Really I was. It looked very outdated and I could not, for the life of me, make it a priority to post. I was really frustrated by this. To make matters worse, I had over 2,000 followers of my blog who received a copy of my blog in their inbox every time I posted. But I just couldn't make it a priority. And then I figured it out.
I am a pretty busy person. But I also can get a lot of things done. And I finally realized that my blog had no specific purpose. I would post a painting, have little to say and press PUBLISH. Occasionally I would get a comment in return but it seemed like blogging was less effective. And less fun. Facebook, on the other hand, was way more fun. The minute I posted a photo I would get "likes" and comments immediately. It felt more interactive and I knew people were actually reading it.
I was just about ready to give up on my blog until I realized all I needed to do was change the focus. Make it interesting and different from what I was posting everyday on Facebook and Instagram. That's how I came up with The Everyday Life of a Working Artisy. It's a different perspective about my art and I am so happy. No more guilt for ignoring my blog. No
more duplication and boredom on my part.
If you are having the same issue all you need to do is re-focus. Be creative and think outside the box. If you make it fun and interesting for you then it will probably be the same for others.
2/3/2016 04:55:57 pm
Leslie- you make it sound so easy. I feel like I'm in the same boat. Need to spend more time thinking about this, thanks for the advice.
2/4/2016 05:05:52 am
Leslie, I love your new blog focus! I read it every weekday morning as I eat my breakfast, and it'd such a treat. You cover topics that truly interest me, and bring up things that are pulsing around in the back of my mind. Thank you so much for coming up with this wonderful idea and for doing it every day. I just love it! - Bobbi
2/4/2016 09:12:58 am
I like the idea of non duplicating all the time and giving each platform their own role, thank you for getting me thinking in that direction!
2/4/2016 12:23:59 pm
So glad you kept the blog and I am still so amazed and pleased to see your abstracts! You are an accomplished woman, Leslie.
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