You just started up your new art or illustration blog. You are sharing all your new works, creating incredible content and getting ready to sell some work.
But then you run out of content ideas. You don’t draw fast enough to make a post every week, let alone more times a week. You are getting behind and not posting enough. Maybe even your social media is starting to lag.
You need more topics. You need more ideas, more options to fill your blog and editorial calendar with new content.
Here is a quick list to help you!
Arts related content
Work in process.
This is the obvious one. When you are not making enough finished work. Share updates on not finished work. Share tings that you are working one, your focus for this new work, how you got the idea. All the things you could say about the finished work can be said about the work in progress and change over time.
- Showing one work in progress
- Showing a bigger project in progress
Challenges a great thing to try are challenges the end product isn’t required to be beautiful but it can be funny to try and document for our followers
Some of my favourites;
- 3 marker challenge
- cheap art supply challenge
- draw something again with your foot
These are also amazing to share on social media!
Sketches and practise;
Like everyone, you probably work a lot on practice and sketches as well. Again this might not be as polished as your normal work, but they make great content fillers. Talk about why, how and when you practise. What makes you better, which kind of things do you practise?
The new art supplies you have acquired. A simple shot of your new stuff can be very interesting for your followers. Maybe they even have new ideas on what you could use them on.
You could make it into an affiliate post. Share why you are buying these things, what your plans are, maybe which artist you have seen using them.
Reviews and comparisons;
Reviews and comparisons are a great way to showcase your knowledge and to get new readers. Before people want to buy they are often researching. You can offer them they answers.
Think your favourite kinds of paints, what new markers you like or a new product that has just come out.
My most read post that drives lots of traffic is this comparison post between Tombow and Copic.
Encouragement for younger artists;
Have some stories of earlier times? Maybe some wise lessons you learned the hard way? Share them!
There are som many young artists who are searching for mentoring and advice. If you have anything to share, just put it out there for them to find!
For example; #daretodream
Share other artists work;
Share the work of other artists, we are all in the same boat. Sharing the love is a great way to give your followers the content that they love while you create another wonderful work.
You can try round ups or and in-depth interview. There are many things to choose from.
Share the small tips;
Little tricks I mean things that might be obvious to you but not to anyone like how to get certain effects done or how you get that specific colour.
It’s a great way to offer an amazing amount of value!
I tried, for example, to do this for watercolour here.
This is just the beginning of all the many subjects you can touch on when writing an art or illustration blog.
If there is nothing here you can use, maybe try a good brainstorming session. I have seen many people recommend the mind-mapping method which makes it easier for you to find may related subjects.
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