Five-Year Letter. Click twice to read.
Today marks five years of this blog! Thank you to the smart readers who have participated in this blog about art and art topics.
In this time, The Colorist has published 1,063 posts. Artist's blogs don't get the huge audience of many blog genres, but we are happy for what we do receive in the form of an audience. The audience here includes artists, art patrons and university students throughout the world. Statistically speaking, there have been about a half a million visits here since 2007, when this all got started. Daily visits range from 250 to almost 600 hits.
Readers come here looking for Jackson Pollock and his masterwork, Galaxy. They seek news about the recently attributed painting, Salvator Mundi, by Leonardo da Vinci. They are directed here by following links from other kind bloggers, among them Pin Tangle and Loriann Signori.
Of course, numbers at an artist blog are not very big as far as the broader world of the internet is concerned. Perhaps it is the depth of images, writing, conversations and ideas that attract visitors. Content is always cited as the key to successful blogging, and I try to follow that advice.
Very popular features at The Colorist are the Top Ten posts by artist bloggers, awarded at the end of each year. Quotes posts and the 101 Blog Topics were also well received.
Thanks again to the readers of The Colorist for five stimulating and fun years. The future will carry more art, interests and interaction and I look forward to it with excitement.