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How to write a blog with The Gentle Author. Sorry, this course is now full We add new courses all the time, so please subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of similar courses in future, or browse more upcoming writing and publishing classes Like those writers in fourteenth century Florence who discovered the sonnet but did not quite know what to do with it, we are presented with the new literary medium of the blog - which has quickly become omnipresent, with many millions writing online.

How to write a blog with The Gentle Author

For my own part, I respect this nascent literary form by seeking to explore its own unique qualities and potential. This course will examine the essential questions which must be addressed if you wish to write a blog that people will want to read. Although we shall explore the use of pictures as a key element, the primary focus will be on writing. Course structure 1. Blogging - Tuts+ Business Category.

As a freelancer you're always marketing and trying new approaches to bring in clients.

Blogging - Tuts+ Business Category

There is a proven method online to raise your profile and that's blogging. Done the right way, you'll bring in more clients than you need. If you're fresh to blogging, or have a blog that isn't getting the attention it deserves, then nows the time to sink your marketing time into this tactic. In this series, written by seasoned freelance blogger Carol Tice, you'll learn how to improve your freelance blogging performance. Find out how to write effective blog posts, design your freelancer blog for conversion, hook client's on your content, and score guest posts on top blogs. Top 5 Reasons to be Yourself on Social Media (even if you’re an asshole)

If you follow me on Twitter, you might know that I re-watched High Fidelity this weekend.

Top 5 Reasons to be Yourself on Social Media (even if you’re an asshole)

Aside from my life being at least 200% different from John Cusack’s character on that movie, we’re a lot alike. Still, I love the Top 5 lists. Or Barry Jive and the Uptown Five. You can tell the stories you’re passionate about. Everybody’s good at a couple of things. When I got accepted at NSCAD, they used to make you take this english test to prove you could write well enough to handle the tough art history essays. Well, how the hell should I know?! I have no interest in that kind of foolishness. The best thing about social media is that it’s actually really hard to fake it. Blogging Identity Crisis and Local Art Show. Though I might not always know what to do or what to say, I’ve never lost that unique sense of myself.

Blogging Identity Crisis and Local Art Show

Top ways to get your work noticed on Behance. So you've set up your Behance portfolio using our simple walkthrough.

Top ways to get your work noticed on Behance

Now what? How do you get people to visit it? One of the ways you can garner greater visibility is to get your portfolio featured on Behance's curated galleries. When someone opens the Behance homepage, the first thing they see is the “Featured Gallery” — a selection of projects chosen by Behance’s team of curators. Behance states on its Team Blog: "Behance’s Curators are trying to expose especially innovative and well-crafted work. Behance also offers more than a dozen additional curated galleries for specific creative mediums such as illustration, photography, and branding, just to name a few.

The million-dollar question is: how do you get one of your projects selected for the featured or curated galleries? 01. 7 Advices to Get More Exposure. After the very successful article "10 Advices for Designers", I decided to come back with this new article who might be helpful for startup designers and experienced professionals of the industry.

7 Advices to Get More Exposure

For many artists it's quite difficult to let people know of your work. Even if your work is outstanding, it just seems that no one really notices it except your friends around you. The difference between a designer who has a lot of exposure and a designer who doesn’t, is within the character of the designer. Today's advices are from Jennifer Cirpici (Breaking Canvas), a self-taught graphic designer and illustrator based in Netherlands, Holland Introduction. Want To Sell More Art? Sell Yourself First. It’s a fantastic time to be an artist.

Want To Sell More Art? Sell Yourself First.

Just a few years ago, aspiring creative entrepreneurs had to take their work on the road, building their careers one art festival or gallery show at a time. Now, however, it is possible to share your work with customers from around the world, all without leaving the comfort of your studio. But with this abundance of opportunity comes an increase in competition. For many makers, this global audience brings up a tricky question: In a sea of creative businesses, how do you stand out? By sharing your story. In researching our new guide for arts entrepreneurs, Designed to Sell: The Unconventional Guide to Creative Freedom, we spoke with dozens of independent creators who all had one thing in common: a penchant for transparency and including the customer in their creative journey.

Artisan goods are special because of the creative individuals who make them. Screen Capture from Image via Image via Using Social Promotion for Online Exposure of Your Art. Have you considered using online communities for self promotion?

Using Social Promotion for Online Exposure of Your Art

Today we talk about the use of social networking to help gain online exposure for your art and tips on interacting with your audience. Whether you want to promote your art for sale or for feedback, there are a variety of ways you can go about this. In this day and age, the most cost effective way is to promote yourself via the internet. Last month we talked about promoting your work and yourself via a website portfolio. This month we're going to be looking at the option of social media as a vehicle for self promotion. The amount of networking opportunities out there are massive. By notifying the people who follow our work across these platforms, we gain online exposure.