|Turquoise and Lime Oil on wood 8" x 8"|
2) Don't trash talk your own work. When I first started posting my daily paintings, I always had the urge to explain what I knew I could have painted better. The thought of someone else calling me out on my various perceived errors was agonizing. The truth is: It's a total buzzkill to like somebody's painting and then read about how much they would like to change it. Do the best you can and let the chips fall where they may.
3) Keep your text brief and sweet. Now folks, there are some exceptionally good writers out there who also blog paintings... But it's my list, so here goes. Share your lovely painting, write a few meaningful lines about it and then call it a day. Have a martini and enjoy the sunset. Part of the joy of blogging is receiving comments, if you obligate people to read three paragraphs of marginally related text before they can comment on your work--you risk losing them to the "next" button.
5) Post clear contact infomation: There are opinions you need, questions un-answered and opportunities begging to be explored-- but if people can't shoot you a quick email to tell you about 'em, what's the point?
I hope these are helpful. If you care to add to 'em or comment, I'd love to hear from you!