Tuesday, August 04, 2009

getting serious


First of all I would like to thank everyone for the supporting and encouraging comments to my last post! Thanks!

As you might understand by now (if you read my last posts) I've been doing some serious thinking the last 4 weeks. And taken some decisions. I've been self-employed as an artist for 5 years and now it is time to make things happen (or die trying). I've also been thinking about why I spend so much time blogging: why and for whom?

You might find a lot of books, and on internet, about how to become a designer/illustrator but there is not much about how to make it as a visual artist. SO: to put some extra pressure on myself and to share some of my experiences I've taken the decision to turn my Sundays Serious here on my blog: and dedicate them to art as business. I will share my strategies to make things happen and my progress - and I will also share my mistakes and what I've learned so far these years. On Sunday I will start out by letting you know where I stand right now (not that normal "blog" vague I'm an artist).

Thinkbakery's blog has got some good tips for business and blogging. (one of the people behind it is Erin from Design for Mankind). If you are in to blogging I especially recommend you to watch how to build a better blog

9 comments:

Camilla Engman said...

Jag gillar dina inlägg! Också när du biter oss andra mesbloggare, ingen fattar ju vad jag skriver när jag bloggar ändå ;) Gillar också målningen man ser här.

●• Thereza said...

very good idea, i shall look forward to your sunday posts...
about the link to the blogging talk, sorry but the guy was talking greek to me. i did not understand any of his points. well, i blog for fun, for keeping up with my own development as a creative and for networking with ace people like you. simple!

hummmm, i'm puzzled....

asphaltandair said...

i love this idea!
i will be here on Sundays.

Laura said...

Thank you for leading the way, Alexandra. I eagerly anticipate your Sunday posts.

nathalie et cetera said...

I started to read your blog while you were still in London and something I liked about you form the start is that you tell it like it is: all is not peachy in blogland.
Self promotion is very difficult. I can do it with some success as a graphic artist but haven't achieve it as an artist. I really appreciate what you are doing and I am looking forward to read your Sunday blogs! Thank you for the links too!

marie-louise said...

Ja, jag håller på dig!

Veja cecilia said...

det är ju jättebra att sätta upp mål med varför man gör saker. jag önskar jag vore bättre på det själv!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Thereza - I didn't say I agreed with that guy ... but I found it very interesting to hear how much "business" he was. To me he spoke "Americana"

Fine Little Day said...

Gillar vad jag ser här!