Wow, I couldn´t have imagined to say that someday, but I´m really glad this blog survived the past 4 years with me and changed, as I did, for a better.
Stats alone cannot reflect what this blog means to me.
However, some stats are impressing, alone the number of 61,412 words of these 101 blog posts* can fill a book, according to Amazon the average book has 64,500 words!
Over 53,000 views are a nice compliment too, thanks to all who stopped by and took the time to read!
But in fact no statistic can say how much I improved my foreign writing skills, not to mention the things about which I wrote; every single post includes a story about something I learned, sometimes a thought, sometimes concrete skills on which I levelled up.
Since I do not work with a representant, nor a gallery the main business which makes around 90% was driven through social media and blogging and online marketing only.
Doubt was always there, especially in the beginnings where I thought that I must be silly writing so much, while all other artists are just putting up pictures and get comments like crazy... well in the end it all paid off. Because I was not going for comments or online praise, but rather for real business with the just-right clients and thankfully by insisting on the latter I found that sticking to my plan actually worked.
To celebrate this gratitude, I have a new artwork in wallpaper size for your download pleasure below:
Please feel free to download, share, order as print, you name it!
All that what´s being said and the little gift above are not as precious as the following advice:
If you want to make a living from your art, it means nothing if you put your images online, anybody can do that. To stand out you have to write. Learn from those who know and get your feet on the ground, only then and with a lot patience you´ll be able to make it.
* I´ve chosen the number 101 because 100 is not really memorable these days, one-oh-one is a basic guide and that is what this blog has become to me - a map for my path as artist that also serves as 101 guide to others.