Happy New Year!
It’s also St John Studios blog-iversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year now, so much of this year has just flown by.
My goal at the beginning of the year was to post lots of art and work on connecting with others out in the cyber world, and after that to see what forms within the blog.
I’d have to say, it’s been a tremendous success! I have posted lots of art and technique tips and we’ve made lots of artsy friends! I’ve learned about what works and what doesn’t work so much on the blog. I’ve learned how to use the blog interface and I’ve learned how high-maintenance it can be at times. I’ve even had to learn to deal with occasional technical issues with my hardware and with the software!
What has been most amazing to me throughout this year is which posts and which art images get viewed repeatedly. It never seems to be the posts that I think are awesome. I’ll post something that I think is thought-provoking and inspiring and beautiful (for a great example see Why Do You Art), and then it’s the post that gets the least amount of traffic.
Then I’ll post something else that I think is not nearly as good, or that later I’m even a bit bashful that I even posted it. That will be the one that ends up getting the most views over and over (my most viewed is What Are Your Love Words). The picture of the journal page on that post is one of my most viewed images on the web, coming up on a google image search within the first several pages out of over a billion image results! It’s funny, the whole page came out of playing with a new set of Faber-Castell art markers I had just gotten in the mail!!
So, as I look forward to a brilliant year in 2013, I look to where the blog might go. I look toward where my arting and inspiration will take me. I look toward taking some more inspirational art classes. I look toward monetizing some of my artwork. And I look toward making more connections and more art friends out there.
I hope y’all have as much joy and hope and love and blessings in the coming year as I’ve had in this past year…and as much as I intend to give and share this coming year. I thank you for your support and encouragement this year, because without you, I would’ve stopped blogging long ago…and I look forward to continue sharing art with you and continuing to get to know you and your art as we all inspire each other and our art!