This post is mostly just some marketing observations that I've had recently, and I wanted to share.
I've just finished building and publishing my art Gallery. I've put a lot of work into it, but I think that the most important feature has been the inclusion of an art tips blog on the same site as my art lessen signup page. So many people are trying too use the internet to market, share, and promote their work, that it has become a case of everyone screaming and no one being heard. Lots of people blog, lots of people facebook, lots of people tweet, istragram, or snapchat. Anything that you can to that simplifies, for both yourself and anyone interested in what you are doing is a relief to you both. Whatever you do online, it should be simple, easy, convenient, and all in one place.
In my case, yes, I still have a blog at BlogSpot, but I was able to set up my website to automatically transfer any blog posts from there onto my website. I also plan on doing this with my youtube channel. This way, anyone interested in art tips, video tutorials, or supporting my work can do it all in one convenient place. The key for me is setting it up to automatically transfer content. Who has time to post real content on ten different sites on a daily basis? Who has the time to manually re-post the same information on those different sites for all of your followers? Simplify, simplify, simplify.
So, now that my rant is done I am off to a NaNo write in.