I have had a really busy week, continually adjusting to my new role as a mother and trying to find a rhythm or balance with regards to my life as a whole. Being a mother and artist along with having a medical career and maintaining an online presence is a heavy job. Just one of those roles is equal to all of them: Being a mother.
Just like every upcoming aspiring artist, to get my art out there I have to work hard at generating an online presence which goes a long way to putting my art out there and making it visible to the world.
Aside from having a website which is very important as it can serve as an online portfolio; there are also the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. There are ways of going about creating a website without spending a fortune. I found these website resources for artists very useful when I went about creating my website. And I still refer to them from time to time.
I opened a Twitter account last year but had no idea how to use it so I left it which was a very big mistake because over time Twitter has exploded and has become a powerful micro blogging platform and a great source of advertisement. I recently started tweeting again and have found it very interesting. Initially I got lost there but I am slowly getting a hang on it.
I love Facebook best because it allows me to give a personal touch to all my activities. I have 2 Facebook pages there and I am using the networked blogs application to publish my blog posts on my facebook wall. This is a perfect way of sharing blog posts and information.
I will throw more light on how best to use Twitter and Facebook to promote your art in subsequent posts because there is so much to talk about.
As the season of Advent is approaching, it is important to start shopping early in order to avoid the Christmas rush and price hikes. I am currently offering FREE SHIPPING on all my Original ACEO art in my Etsy shop.
Be sure to take advantage of this special offer.