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Becoming Insta-Famous


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Getting people to care about who you are as in artist on social media can be a daunting task. After all, there are more than a handful of amazing artists with different specialties who are currently killing it on social media, and it may be hard to find your place in the world of Insta-art. Even though thinking about the success and skills of others can be disheartening, there are ways that you can gain your own following as an artist.

Social media websites like Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube, and even Facebook can aid a growing artist. Not only will you gain experience from working as an artist, but you will document your evolution as an artist. The first step to being successful is to create and post your art frequently; every post should be tagged so tag explorers can find your work. The best way to gain followers is to create art based on pop culture icons and franchises. Once people start noticing your work, you can create your own Facebook page and store.

Success doesn’t happen overnight and your friends will more than likely be your biggest fans at first, but if you post your art habitually, you may gain a following that will be willing to create a demand for you work.


  1. Megan Trayers wrote:

    Your blog was helpful because it not only addressed the problem, but you gave simple steps/tips to help solve it. Thanks!

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  2. mcatalb wrote:

    I’d have to disagree, I don’t think the best way to gain followers is to post art based on pop culture icons and franchises. I think a better more organic way of obtaining followers would be to post original content with a signature style to brand yourself. Why try to be like everyone else?

    Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  3. Colleen Mullins wrote:

    I also would have to disagree. You may gain a quick following by posting pop culture art, but the people following you generally tend to care just about that pop culture stuff, and not you and your art. The minute you start posting original stuff, they most likely won’t care anymore and they’ll go find someone else who posts pop culture art. But if you post your own stuff, you may not get many followers right away, but the ones who you do get will truly care about your work. I may be wrong, but that’s just my personal experience with this.

    Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  4. Emily Anderson wrote:

    I think you should be yourself and if you’re good at what you do, you will find success in time! I’m finding that out myself with my art.

    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm | Permalink