Right up there in the artist’s hierarchy of essential needs, next to making a lot of money from your work, is the satisfaction of sharing out finished work. We have labored in splendid isolation, screwed up our social life, gotten sick as a dog . . . but dam! we have a finished product now which is awesome! So let’s share!
Ok. How do we share? Seems it is an art unto itself. Even at this moment, when the poor ego can really use a little shot in the arm, and deservedly so, we need to consider a little bit how best to introduce work to our audience, how to motivate interest, how to create open windows and doors to facilitate appreciation. It isn’t easy.
Lolita has been working big-time lately to optimize her website (www.audiosparksforart.com) so Google can figure out what she is about and give her some ads to show. It’s tough with an image-based site. Those spiders don’t have a clue when it comes to images. So a site that features music and art, two very invisible forms of content to those dense spiders, is a challenge to get on the internet radar screen. So sharing this website is proving to be a pretty significant challenge for our girl.
The solution seems to be adding narrative content in the form of “Docent Notes.” Lolita has established a blog on the website, the function of which is to explore the notion of “Music for Art” and to provide comment on each audio-visual pairing on the site. She calls the blog, “Lolita’s Music for Art.”
Recently she invited Deuce to make a contribution to the blog. She suggested sharing out that article here as an example of a strategy she is developing to share out the website. Deuce would certainly be delighted to hear from you with your reactions. He has not done too much writing up until now.
Here is the link. Music for Animal Art