Why write a blog to start this process?
Well, as I've mentioned, I am somewhat of a web junkie, and spend a fair bit of time online, reading and commenting on other people's blogs. I've also written a marketing blog for the past 2 years, and have really enjoyed the connections that you get from it.
There's plenty of artists big and small that write blogs too. So I thought that starting this blog would be a way of reaching out to people online. Audrey Kawasaki, Kozyndan and Innocentgirl are just a few artists blogs that I read from time to time.
Recently I've been reading Carsonified, a blog written by a guy called Ryan Carson. Ryan writes a blog about his web training and application business - but takes the reader on a journey of his life as a small business owner. Prior to Carsonified, Ryan wrote over at BareNakedApp, which was a blog specifically about a new product that his team were developing.
I guess that's what I'd like to achieve here - a place where I can record my thoughts, write about the development of my new art business, and hopefully hear back from a few artists and others along the way.