Anonymous said: Hey, this isn't so much a question but a "Hive Five!" I really enjoy your inspiration boards on Pintrest, and I decided today to look you up, and see if you wrote anything. Your a talented Artist! God Bless! Your's Truly, Paris V.B.
Hi! :D Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my artwork—and for enjoying my Pinterest boards. I enjoy yours, too! And thank you for the kind note. God bless. :)
Anonymous said: Hi! First off, I love your art and it's a huge inspiration to me. :) I was wondering if I could ask your advice-I want to start an art blog to post some of my drawings and hopefully get feedback and such from people, but I have no idea how! I know you have a BlogSpot blog and a Tumblr-which would you suggest? Or both? Anyway, sorry to bug you and you don't have to answer if you don't want to :) Again, thanks so much for sharing your gift! Have a lovely day! :)
Hi! Thank you! ^_^ I’m glad my art inspires you.
Well, BlogSpot and Tumblr both have their advantages. I’ve mostly found BlogSpot to be useful for longer posts, where I talk more about my projects and post lots of photos in a single post. It’s also handy because it’s really easy to see how many people are viewing your blog and where they’re coming from. The comments system helps a lot with communication, too, which could be useful when you’re looking for feedback.
I like using Tumblr for shorter posts, and the archive makes looking over lots of pictures at once, or going through old posts, really easy. It’s not as easy to see how many hits your blog gets with Tumblr (I think there is a way—I just haven’t gotten around to trying it out yet!), but you can see all the notes from people reblogging your stuff, which is really encouraging, and that system helps spread things better than BlogSpot, I think. Communication on Tumblr can be a little trickier but it has advantages, too, and it seems like it’s pretty easy to find a network of people to interact with. Just from personal experience, I tend to post on Tumblr a lot more often, and I have a lot more followers on Tumblr than on BlogSpot at this point in time.
Anyway, it’s entirely up to you and what you’re looking for out of your blog. They’re both excellent systems. I’m excited for your blog; I hope it goes well and that you have fun with it. And it’s no problem answering! I’m honored that you would go to me for advice about this. Thank you for the message. You have a lovely day, too! :)