Category: Writing & Editing

Virtual Reality & Fine Art for Professional Artist Magazine

I was driving up to our family cottage on Lake Charlevoix with my brother Joe last Memorial Day weekend when I said to him, "So tell me, what exactly is it that you do?"

Joe has been a sought-after computer programmer for more than two decades (though he's still in his 30s). He'd spent several years in the video game world before landing on an "elite team" at Facebook that had something to do with artificial intelligence and virtual reality. I knew he lugged around this thing called an Oculus Rift, but beyond that, I really had no idea what my brother did for a living. His response, "I program Medium. It's like Adobe Photoshop for virtual reality. In five years, I think all 3D sculpture will be made with this program."

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SEO Projects: Working with Artist Mark Landkamer

My goal for my article Step-by-Step SEO for Artists in the August/September 2017 issue of Professional Artist magazine was to present a handful of tips that artist could easily implement themselves that would help be found in a Google search. Just a few days after the article came out, I got an email from artist Mark Landkamer letting me know how impressed he was with my article.

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Step-by-Step SEO for Artists in Professional Artist Magazine

The vast majority of my writing is published exclusively online, so when Professional Artist magazine asked me to write an article about the business of art, I jumped at the chance. At the time, I was right in the middle of designing a new Squarespace website for my aunt, figurative and landscape artist Danute Mahady. As we went through the process together, I realized there are a few things specific to how an artist would optimize their website. So I pitched Professional Artist an article on search engine optimization best practices especially for artists.

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Why Every Writer Should Have a Basic Understanding of SEO

To many writers, search engine optimization is something their editors will take care of. To some, SEO is the enemy of good writing—a practice that demands keywords be stuffed into your carefully crafted sentences and paragraphs. Both are wrong.

Search engine optimization is the practice of presenting your online work in a way that shows search engines like Google and Yahoo that it is valuable to readers, thereby positioning it high in search results. It is a practice that applies to every website on the Internet, from huge media outlets to your personal website.

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