A blog about blogs
All art movements descend into self-referentialism eventually so I don’t see why I shouldn’t as well. In this post I am looking at what makes a good blog, specifically a good art blog. What the examples are out there and how I can improve mine.
Why do I write a blog? Well there a number of reasons. I enjoy doing it. It acts a reference for me as to my thought process, experiences and art projects at any particular time, it drives traffic to my website, it makes me feel engage and perhaps most importantly it provides a key motivation to go out and try and do new things so I have something to write about.
There are many art blogs out there. There are many blogs out there. In the course of the past year or so I have come across many. No doubt there are many I have missed and if you know of a good one that is not mentioned here I would be interested to hear about it. For me there are a number of elements that make a good blog:
There have been various weeks where for whatever reason I haven’t posted and I notice a marked drop in traffic in the following weeks that take a while to pick up again.
Below is my hall of merit for good blogs:
William John Mackenzie
I am an artist with a specialism in landscapes and still life. My contact details are here.