Today we were pointed to some paintings by an artist friend. The paintings were wonderful at least best we could tell. The images were a bit small. We were distracted by buttons to follow or like, photos of friends, and the most ugly and disturbing of all — paypal buttons.
Dear artists, blogs are not portfolio websites.
Yes, your friends and followers want to know what you are doing; a blog is a good way to do that. But to present your work to buyers, gallery owners, and curators to name a few, you need a portfolio website. You probably need multiple sources.
Artists need to think about the audience they want to reach and pick the appropriate vehicle.