Mull it Over Monday: A Brief Ramble on the Subject of Blog Comments
This painting received many comments, cluing me in that
maybe I had actually painted something half way decent.
American Greetings bought the rights to use it on greeting cards
and it is one of my all time personal favorites! SOLD
Like most artists, I am prone to the suggestive influence of visitor comments at the end of my blog posts. I'm not presenting diamond encrusted skulls... People generally don't take offense to flower paintings and kitty cats--comments tend to be astute and encouraging... (: One thing I noticed though, is that unless you are a Carol Marine or a Qiang-Huang-- receiving comments is not a given for every blog, no matter how good the art. Most bloggers must actually leave comments on other blogs to receive comments. Leaving comments for fellow artists is on my to-do list. Not unlike doing housework (only more so.) While I enjoy leaving comments purely out of admiration for the art----the first blogs I visit are the people who left comments on my blog. It's important to return the visit and say something constructive back! Did you know that when a blog post receives multiple comments, Google places it higher up in searches?
Another perk to leaving comments is an increase in your own traffic. I know one blogger who leaves outrageously sweet, enthusiastic and sometimes very funny comments. She's playing it smart, her comments pique the interest of everyone who then visit her blog. She's has hundreds of adoring followers and her art is getting proper attention too. Just a little food for thought on comments. Comments?