Yes, you – Why not start blogging?

There are benefits to be had, rest assured.

I know it takes time, but you’ll reap those rewards.

Because the more we practice something, the better we get.

Writing a blog isn’t hard – it’s not onerous when you write with passion, knowledge and experience plus it gives you a voice and a platform to become more articulate about what you do.

Quite frankly, I think our industry needs more well-written, information-filled blogs.

There are so many topics you could write about that people are truly interested in.

Here are just a few:

  • Routine – what works for you and what doesn’t
  • Motivation – how do you motivate yourself to work
  • Planning – how do you plan for the day, week, month and year
  • Tools – what are your favourite tools and why
  • Time – how do you organise your time
  • Books, new books, old books, book reviews
  • Share some life lessons
  • Inspirational quotes
  • What you do in a day
  • Short Tutorials – on technique or design
  • Inspiration – where do you find it
  • Design – how do you like to design
  • Tips and tricks for working
  • Top 10 favourite websites
  • Top 10 favourite YouTube channels
  • Favourite suppliers
  • Photography for embroidery and design
  • Problem-solving – how you do it
  • Opinion pieces
  • What’s your process
  • Workrooms or studios – give a written tour
  • Working in a series
  • Work in progress as a series of blog posts

So what are some of those benefits I was speaking of earlier?

  • Become more articulate about your work
  • Hone your writing skills (perfect for Artist Statements, magazine articles and presentations)
  • Gain confidence through repeated practice
  • Offer a glimpse of the person behind the art
  • Value-add to your website by offering something to your audience

If you do decide to begin blogging, there are some things to consider:

  • Consistency
  • Editing – learning to get rid of the erroneous
  • Developing your writing style

None of this is difficult, but I understand it can be scary.

What do you have to lose?

Do some research, listen to my latest podcast about starting a blog here, and begin.

And when you do, let the world know.


All views and opinions expressed are my own, except where acknowledged information is included from other sources.