What's an artist's blog without images? I can't tell my story without showing it in . . not maybe a thousand . . but at least a few.
Can anyone tell me how I can accomplish this? I tried just copying the the embedding link into the blog, but that didn't work.
You can upload on image with a the FAA blog system. Most people use an outside source. It is more powerful and is actually has some circulation features. No one sees the FAA blog unless you promote them outside FAA. Might as well start outside with a better blogging system.
They may show up in Google I guess if the bots find them.
Hi Sandy, I've been blogging for years and I did create 3 on FAA but after creating them I would search for them in google and google does not see them.
I have blogs on blogger, on a wordpress hosted (free) and several self-hosted wordpress blogs (where you pay for hosting and the domain name)
On FAA unless you spend all your time dragging people off the street to read your blog no one will see them.
I am both found by my social media links and my site comes up in the search engines like google and bing.
If dragging people in off the street is what always needs to be done... then the blog is pretty much a non-starter. Like the Artists Web Site provided... it seems to have no cyber attention. Almost like a facade to make one feel as though they have their own special place.
It seems that everything revolves around pointing potential buyers to the mother ship. And being found there is a bit of a crapshoot.
I can remember a time when images were not a problem in those blogs. Used to be able to embed an image in the comments too!
Frank, we've had this conversation. Make sure you tell her how it's a good tool for you.
What I said up above was not wrong but it was the funny way that you use it.
I know you find that it works for you but it is not searchable so it does no work for you.
You do the work sharing it with your email subscribers and that's fine. But the rest of us want it to be found in google and to bring people to our AWs... New people that may not know us and wouldn't know our art if they didn't find our blogs.
Glen is actually right. The AWs don't work for us, we are the ones doing all the heavy lifting. So I want my blog to work for me 24/7/365.
The blogs on FAA/Pixels do nothing more than take up space.
I do agree it works for you but dont give the impression that it will bring traffic to a person's AW.
Sandy, I used to write blogs on FAA but changed to doing the blogs on my main website and including links to FAA in my personal blog. As far as I found was you could only have one image on the FAA blog and I wanted to include more. The blogs help my main website get more traffic and then they click on the links to my FAA AW site.
Well Frank, you are very correct she did not. But I also feel new folks need clear info as to the usefulness of the blogs on the site.
You are the biggest champion for their usage and I wish to make the counter point known.
Sorry if this is disruptive and I will log out of this conversation.
Yes, I did. I want to thank everyone for the responses. I have learned it is best to use the premium site. Frank confirmed my thinking to make a collection of the images I would want someone to view and send them a link to that collection. Also, I understand that the blog becomes live when the premium site is used, otherwise, the pixel is only for text. I don't understand the purpose of the blog if you can not upload more than one image, especially for artists. Or am I missing something, Maybe the thinking is to put a link on your blog to direct viewers to your premium site to view the images there.
Thank you for your interest in helping me. A few responses have been most helpful. It would be nice if the FAA had a clear description of how to set up a blog and what you can and can not do. Also, describing the differences of uses between the pixel page or premium page. Too, much to figure out on your own when you are focused on the art part. It's like peeling an onion when searching for help. But, you all have been a great support. Much appreciated.
So, if I understand correctly: go to my pixel.com website, not the premium website, then click on blog tab, then upload a picture there? Sorry, I need a step by step illustration.
Thank you for your help.
@travel pics beat me to it! I was just about to say on the premium site you can add additional images by using html - they show up for anyone reading your blog on there - but they don't show up if people are reading via Fine Art America (& presumably Pixels)
You can then direct people to either your premium site blog (where the images and links show up) or your own blog (which I've recently started to do as it gives me more options).
For the html links - some people include them in the text section of the link too - so that they show up on Fine Art America and people can copy and paste the link - rather than click on the link below. I prefer to have the text as much as possible and try to direct people to the button to click for more info.
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