16 December, 2011

Five Years of The Colorist

Five-Year Letter.  Click twice to read.

Kind Readers,

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.


Jo Murray said...

Congratulation Casey. Five years of wonderful info, links, and fabulous CK images!... well worth celebrating.

Sonya Johnson said...

Congratulations on a half a decade of blogging, Casey! An impressive milestone, and I certainly have enjoyed the variety of interesting content you've shared here on The Colorist ever since I found your blog.

Here's to another five years!

SamArtDog said...

Like I've said before, Casey, thank you so much for sharing all of your information, inspiration and dedication. I appreciate your generosity every time I read another one of your posts. I'm very thankful you're planning on more, and I'm looking forward to it all.

loriann signori said...

Hi Casey and happy 5th birthday (and many more to come!) Love your blog!Thanks for taking all the time necessary to make such an interesting thought provoking blog. Will you get a cake for your birthday?
PS Thanks for the mention!

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Jo! Thank you very much for reading, and for the warm wishes.

Casey Klahn said...

Sonya! Thanks for finding this blog, and for your own wonderful contributions to the artist blogging world.

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Sam!

I appreciate, value, and love your participation here at this blog.

You are a part of The Colorist.

Casey Klahn said...

Hi, Loriann!

No cake for me. But, the readership here is certainly a sweet icing.

Did you know that your blog sends the most readers from another blog? You are an important part of The Colorist, and a treasured friend.

juliefordoliver.blogspot.com said...

Wow..five years really calls for a celebration. Pat yourself on the back. It takes commitment and drive to accomplish all that you do. I look forward to many more interesting posts.
Thank YOU!

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Julie!

Robyn Sinclair said...

Congratulations and happy birthday to The Colorist, Casey. Always a delight to open your posts.

Casey Klahn said...

Merry Christmas, and stay warm in Tuscany, Robyn.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Congratulations and a big thank you for all that you share. Best wishes.

Casey Klahn said...

I thank you for reading, Lisa. Merry Christmas!

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