Sting (2017)

Sting | Art by Eric Christopher Jackson

The sting of Death steals the glory of Life. Who can possibly win? | 61 x 91 cm


Critique.

Where am I going? I’m not used to telling a clear story through such abstract work. It will take time get into a good rhythm. Still, I imagine a brooding creature consuming all of the life around it. Not the happiest of thoughts, but it seems obvious. I can’t imagine the interpretation of my next art piece being this dismal, though I can’t make any promises. πŸ™‚ Sorry. I leave the possibility of a better interpretation up to you.

What do you see?

Divided.

It’s been really hectic lately as I alter my approach. As mentioned before, July 2017 makes five years that I’ve been at this. It’s a good time to re-evaluate what I’m doing and see how I can improve. Well, because of how SEO works and the direction my artwork is taking, I’ve decided to separate my Photography from the Art pieces.

I know. The majority of my art is photographic. However, after doing some reading, it’s best for me to be as concise as possible. Google (and other Search Engines) monitor the Trends of your website, social media, etc. If you posts about subjects that seem too far apart or you post about subjects inconsistently, you drop in Rankings as people do a general search for what you offer.

I thought this was a slight over-reaction, but as I’ve continue to separate my Creative Writing to it’s own Blog and Social Media Channels, the response has been terrific. Because there are people who simply want to read quotes, stories, poems, etc. That’s what they look for. If the trend is normally interrupted by a photo or artwork, they seem to lose interest. Quickly.

Time’s Up.

I did want to avoid this…sitting here at 3am sharing News that was supposed to go out before midnight. I know that I won’t have time to post to all three Channels in the same day. I will alternate posts to make sure that once in three days, they each have an update, which allows me to focus on one Channel per day. I’ll clarify. πŸ™‚ For example, each Channel now has its own Instagram Account…

Write Creativity | Photography by ecj | Art by ecj

The target audience for each IG is completely different meaning the hashtags I use are completely different to reach a specific audience. I tested it out about an hour ago and it worked like a charm. πŸ˜€ And a few of you just decided to Follow all three Accounts because each Channel has Links to the other two Channels.

I think the Commercial Photography Channel is going to grow the fastest because I have so many photos that are not Art pieces… It’s crazy. I’m also using this Feed as a Resume of sorts to offer my Photography Services. I created a separate Portfolio on Behance specifically for this yesterday. I still have more Projects to add, which will show my Skills as a Photographer, of course.

Followers’ Choice.

Only now am I coming to grips with the fact that my target audience is going to do what they want. πŸ™‚ I have Art Collectors who only follow my writing. Writers who only follow my Art. Publications for one subject interested in a different subject. Ten minutes ago, I decided not to analyze this. Recalling my conversation with a Job Recruiter, my only role is to organize the work making it easier for everyone to know where to find what. πŸ™‚

I have Bookmark Folders to keep all the links to websites organized under the proper Channel, though I do have to touch it up later today. I’m not sure how my schedule will be today, but at least the websites and social media outlets are setup for them all in case I’m pulled away to do something else…hmm, for the most part. Well, my adrenaline is wearing off (finally).

Good night. Have a great day.
Eric Christopher Jackson

P.S. : What do you think of the new art piece, Sting?

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2 comments

  1. I like it, it has a supernatural feel to it.

    Congrats on getting yourself organised and figuring out how best to do it. πŸ‘πŸ»

    • Hi Charlotte, thanks. I’m still staring at it trying to figure out is there something I’m missing. Initially, I saw a scorpion, hence, the Title. Now, I can’t shake the nagging feeling of an alternate interpretation.

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