Getting Rid of Online Clutter
Here we are beginning another new year, and once again I am doing a yearly review of which internet sites are serving my needs and which ones are not.
My website is now a no-frills version, a free site that I manage myself. I seriously doubt the need for a fancy website at this stage of my career. There are so many opportunities to showcase your art that the static website is fast becoming a thing of the past.
I have a facebook page that I update often, though probably not often enough. It can work well as both a portfolio and a blog of sorts, with more opportunities to network with a lot of really fine artists. If you have one too, please let me know in the comments section on this blog so we can connect. More and more artists are now establishing their own pages.
The jury is still out regarding my two Etsy shops. They are a considerable time requirement right now, at a time when other aspects of my art business require more and more of my attention. These links are colorpoetry and brushwithimagination.
Zatista is a great site for art marketing, and I’m adding more works to that one as time goes on. They do a good job of publicizing their site and their artists on social networking sites like facebook, twitter, and pinterest. Here is the link to my Zatista gallery.
Thanks to some of my readers, I have joined both RedBubble and ImageKind. These sites sell prints from uploaded images of your work, eliminating the shipping part. I like the idea, but am still waiting for sales to happen. (Though I do admit I need to upload more images on a frequent basis.)
I’m still on perhaps a dozen other websites (all free) just to keep the work out there visible to as many people as possible. But I keep a running list, monitor these links, and ditch any that aren’t working for me.
Is it any wonder that there’s little time to just get into the studio and paint?
The painting shown above is an example of my more colorful work. It’s not that new, but I still like that series.