PROMOTING YOUR ARTWORK
USING TUMBLR TO SHOWCASE YOUR ARTWORK
Tumblr is a free blog platform much like WordPress or Google Blogs which has taken off like crazy. There are now more people using Tumblr than either of the others mentioned. For artist its ideal for sharing your art work with the world as it allows you to post high res photo’s of your art work.
Tumblr is free to everyone and does not load your web site with advertising which you have no control over or earn no income from.
There are 1000’s of theme’s you can use to personalize your blog both of the free nature and those a bit more professionally done which you pay for. If you are familiar with HTML and CSS you can create your own theme. You can check some of the themes out here: http://www.tumblr.com/themes/
If you have no experience building web sites Tumblr is a great choice to get your feet wet with having your own web site. For those of you that have web sites already adding a Tumblr blog is a perfect way to keep your potential customers updated on your latest work, just add a link from your web site to your Tumblr blog. The Tumblr blog I think you’ll find is much easier to update often (daily) as opposed to your web site.
Making use of all the social sites available like Facebook, Google + and Tumblr just increase’s your odds of exposing as many people as possible to your artwork. Like Facebook, Google+ Tumblr is very easy to quickly keep updated.
Step 4 —– With your web site now looking the way you want them wise time to add the basic info about your site and save it.
Step 5 — The info you just saved will appear in the title or header area of your web site as mine does pictured above.
Step 6 —- Now we’ll get our first post up using the dash board as pictured above. Selecting Photo works great for showing off some of your artwork.
Step 7 —- The Upload box will appear where you will select the pictures of your artwork and write about those pictures you’ve selected. Click Select post when you are ready to publish your post.
Step 8 —- Here you can see my first post in the dash board. To se your post live on your web site click on the link in the upper right hand corner of your dash board, it’s very easy to go back and forth from the admin area (dash board) to your live site.
Here you can see my first post live on my web site.
Conclusion: This couldn’t be easier folks and there is no reason not to take advantage of Tumblr to gain more exposure for your artwork. This was a very quick walk thru but there is plenty of info on using Tumblr both on their web site as well as on YouTube.
Start out small, simple and work your way up to using the more advanced features available for Tumblr. Should you need help please feel free to comment on this article. When you get your Tumblr site up be sure to link to it from Facebook, Google+ and your web site.
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