The Art of the Business

A blog dedicated to artists who are serious about their business.

Top Posts of 2009 January 6, 2010

Filed under: Blogging,Business of Arts — Rebecca Coleman @ 6:36 am
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Here are the top 10 posts from The Art of the Business in 2009:

10: Is Bigger, Better?
Matt DeMera and I had set this up: he had a new blog, and in an effort to introduce his new blog, and do some cross-promotion, we wrote guest posts for each others’ sites. Lesson learned: controversy will get you hits.

9. Augusto Boal Dies
So sad–after the immense success of the newly launched World Theatre Day Blog (Augusto Boal was the authour of the 2009 WTD address), he died shortly after.

8. Square Pegs in Round Holes
A recent post, the fact that it is number 8 is a testament to how interested folks were in my experience of seeing a play with a house full of high school students, and the controversy around theatre etiquette for the young.

7. Why You Should NOT Join Twitter
Twitter was a universal hot topic this year. It really hit the Tipping Point (I’m reading it right now!) in April, when Oprah joined.

6. What the Tweet? A Rookie’s Guide to Twitter
This interview I did with Trilby Jeeves is a very basic tutorial on Twitter, and continues to be popular with early users. (this one was actually posted in late 2008)

My 2009 tag cloud

5. About
For me, this just underscores the vast importance of having an ‘About’ page. People who come to your blog for the first time want to know about you. One thing I did with my ‘about’ page was to create (well, Simon created it!) a short video introduction.

4. A Sticky Situation
Last fall, I found myself in a position I had never been in before: I was doing publicity for a show that was up against the exact same show, running at the exact same time. This post proved to be the post that got the most comments of all posts last year.

3. Financial Friday
One of my clients had produced a panel on money for women. I attended, and found it so empowering. This post was sharing some of the things I picked up at that workshop. I am currently using Piggy Pal to track my day-to-day spending.

2. Fighting Chance Brings RENT and Tick, Tick… Boom! to Vancouver
Yes, you’ve heard it a million times. I’m a RENThead. I have a whole category on m blog dedicated just to RENT. Well, clearly I’m not alone, because this was a very popular post.

(drumroll please)

1. Are We Losing the Mainstream Media?
This has been my most popular post by a long, long shot. The truth is, that newspapers and magazines and TV stations are not doing all that well. We see it every day. As someone who depends upon the media for her livelihood, this topic is close to my heart. A great deal of what The Art of the Business is all about, is educating artists about how they can create their own media by blogging, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. I even wrote a book about it!

So, there you have it, folks. I look forward to creating this list again, this time next year!

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One Response to “Top Posts of 2009”

  1. Hi Rebecca,
    Thanks so much for sharing so many useful tips for artists. I’ve been reading your blog for a month now and have found many useful ideas that I hope to use for developing the online portion of my art business.

    Cheers,
    Kirsten Chursinoff
    Fabric Artist
    Vancouver BC


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