Think Art Loud

Inspiring, Encouraging, and Promoting the Handmade Arts and Artists

Posts Tagged ‘arts and crafts blog’

Ok, so now that regular life seems to be calming down a bit, I am hoping to be able to get back to the blog soon. However, I think I may have been a bit over ambitious with my original post schedule, so I will likely be revisiting that so as to find something that works better. The problem is this, I’d carefully structured what kinds of posts/artwork would be featured on what days, and while this sounds great in theory, in practice it’s a nightmare. Here is why: 1) some topics/artwork are harder to find posts for than others, 2) I don’t like to post an artist’s work/photos without their prior knowledge and consent and 3) contacting said artists to get consent is sometimes easier said than done, and it can be a while before you hear back, assuming you hear back at all. I know lots of bloggers do not get permission before they post, but I don’t like that. At the very least, it is a courtesy, but it really goes beyond simple courtesy to actual copyright laws. So, I’m going to be ditching my carefully planned post schedule. Here’s the new post schedule that I’m considering: instead of the daily or alternating post schedule I’ve been using, I’m thinking a monthly schedule might work better. Maybe have one major featured post that fits with the old posting themes, and then however many other posts I actually have time to make. That way, I have longer to plan for the posts, hear back from artists, etc.

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Yahoo!!!! I think I have just about finished all the blog set-up and am ready to ‘launch’ the blog!

As mentioned in the ‘About’ page, this is my general plan for this blog. For five days of the week, I have assigned a ‘theme’ and will be making at least one blog post that is in keeping with each day’s theme. The themes are as follows:

-Monday: “My Art Monday”

As the name suggests, for ‘My Art Monday’ I will share a piece of my own work (be it jewelry, sculpture, digital photography, etc.) or share what’s new as regards to my jewelry or other artwork.

-Tuesday: “Transformed Treasure Tuesday”

Tuesday will be all about upcycled/recycled artwork.  It may involve featured artist posts, themed compilation art posts, and perhaps even tutorials, links to great sites about upcycled art, or book reviews of upcycled/recycled arts and crafts books.

-Wednesday: “Wearable Wednesday”

“Wearable Wednesday” is all about jewelry, clothing, and wearable accessories. So all the artist features, book reviews, tutorials, etc. posted that day will all have something to do with jewelry, clothing, or accessories.

-Thursday: “That’s Cool! Thursday”

Thursday is really about any kind of artwork that doesn’t fall into the themes of the previous three days.

-Friday: “Free-for-all Friday”

Friday posts are going to be a mix.  They may be my own artwork (if I have some new piece that I just can’t wait till Monday to share), they may be posts about other peoples work, or they may be posts about any other topic that relates to arts and crafts such as business vs. hobby discussions, selling tips and troubles, the adventures of art shows, etc.

As you can see from the side of the blog, Think Art Loud is a monetized blog. This is, in part, to enable the blog to become self-sustaining.  All ads are carefully chosen and will be related to the field of handmade arts and crafts.

As an artist myself, I know how difficult it can be to advertize, market, and promote one’s work, and so that is partly what this blog is for: to help other artists in sharing and promoting their work (be it through blog posts about specific artists or types of art or through ads in the sidebar).

If you are an artist and would allow me to feature images of your work in my blog posts please leave a comment to let me know and provide a link to where your work can be viewed! Anytime your work is featured on this blog I will be sure to let you know.

*Alert: Blog Under Construction!*

Hello! Welcome to the future home of the arts and crafts blog “Think Art Loud”! If you are seeing this message, first of all, thank you for visiting my blog! Secondly, as you can see, the blog is still under construction, but I am hoping to have it completed soon so please just keep checking back!

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