Home Is Where The Art Is

If you are an artist, a lover of art then I hope that I can inspire you to do what you love.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Sharing Is Caring!

I have been reading up on how to get more people to read my blog. It's a minefield. It says ask questions. I do that. But to this day only Willie has replied. It says give away free stuff. I have repeatedly offered free wine and nibbles, admittedly you have to come to Swanage and a Private View to claim that. It also said comment on other peoples blogs. Don't they realize that I am nearly too busy to write my own let alone read other peoples and comment.
It would seem that the Americans are totally on the ball with the whole blog thing. There are numerous places to add your blog and and lists you can join. But apparently your blog has to be deemed 'good' by a panel to get on those lists. I fear mine is average at best and I think that technically it counts as a personal blog which is not eligible for their lists either. I have decided that they can keep their lists and judgements and I will carry on writing my average blog to a limited audience and be grateful that anybody takes the time to read it at all.
There is one thing however that any of you that read my blog via Facebook can do really easily is to share it again with your friends. It takes about 30 seconds. I would really appreciate it.
I have started to keep a tally of exactly how many people come through the door and I'm not sure if it is a good or a bad thing. On one hand it is good to have an idea of which days are busiest but on the other hand it's slightly depressing when you look at a bit of paper that informs you that in two hours there have been two people through the door. But as I'm an optimist there's plenty of time for more people to come through the door.
It is strange for me having the studio open to the public as it means that I can't use it and I cannot hide effectively. Not that I really want to hide, but I do just feel a little exposed. But that is just part of the job.
I am going to spend the afternoon doing some painting or making some new collagraph plates. I am undecided as yet.
I should inform you of a couple of things. Firstly, my blog is now available in a mobile friendly format. It is not quite as attractive as the original format but it all fits nicely on to the screen.
Secondly, I am going to be changing my opening times very soon. This is due to the Summer being here. I am going to be opening on a Sunday from 12.00 - 4.00 but I will be closing on a Monday. I will probably have another half day opening in the week but I'm not sure when it will be yet.
Since I started writing my blog I have come up with an incentive. For the first person to get five of their friends to comment on my blog I will give you an original signed print from my own personal collection. One of mine.
How does that sound?
Anyway, creativity is calling me so I must dash!

1 comment:

  1. It's a difficult one this....I know....!
    I enjoy all the Blogs l follow, 25. And, comment on most of them. Some, in fact, if l don't, l get e-mails, to see if l'm still alive l suppose....! :).
    People do nag me, to do Twitter or Twatter, etc...
    Even my family in Sicily....But, no l've decided, not to.....!
    There's even a video-cam in the drawer, but no...
    Though l did say to my daughter, a while ago.....(In jest). If she got a video-cam as well....AND, l got a boil on my bum.....I could show it to her......! :).

    Anyway, l'm gonna put on my double-breasted, bullet proof suit, violin case, and see if l can gett'cha some comments.....!
    If not l can always comment, five times, myself.....(Now there's a thought)....
    Have fun.....Think Pink....! :0).