Looks like I’ve made my mistake for the month. Feels good to have that out of the way.
A couple of weeks ago I started writing a blog post comparing the costs and benefits of various online advertising methods available to freelance artists. The article is still a rough draft, very much in progress. Unfortunately, due to my clumsy thumbs the rough draft was accidentally posted this morning on my blog. I removed it as soon as I realized my mistake, but those of you who subscribe to my blog via RSS or email still had a copy of the rough draft sent to you. Being an early draft it was mostly long-winded gibberish, and it probably left you scratching your head. My apologies. The real post will be coming soon.
As part of my research, I’m planning to make phone calls to various portfolio websites (i.e. workbook.com, theispot.com, portfolios.com, etc.), inform them I’m writing an article, and ask them, “Why should an artist advertise with you instead of the other guys?” I’m also putting together a chart comparing the costs and benefits of various sites, followed by some thoughts about the pros and cons of various advertising methods. It’s going to take some work, and I may break it up into a series of posts. Since I’m currently swamped with projects, it will be at least a week or two before I can put it all together. Keep checking the blog for more info.