Artful Blogging *New* Blog Magazine – Get Involved!

July 30, 2007

I found out about a new magazine called Artful Blogging a few months back when they were working on the first issue, but now that it’s on newsstands, I have to write about it. :) Published quarterly, this issue is packed with artists and their blogs, including articles written by each blogger that cover everything from getting started to what inspires them and how they use their blog to promote their work.
Artful Blogging *New* Blog Magazine - Get Involved! The magazine is really inspiring, beautiful to look at, informative, and to see a magazine devoted to this topic is a dream come true – bloggers are being recognized for their hard work and this in itself is very exciting. When I started decor8, few publishers cared about them and pitching a story idea about blogging to a magazine was a joke. How things have changed! Next, we need a quarterly magazine dedicated to design blogs. Imagine that. I’d be over the moon.

I was so excited to see Alicia Paulson, la vie en rose, Claudine Hellmuth, juju loves polkadots, Artsy Mama, Anahata Katkin, Self Portrait Challenge, and Posy in the issue, ladies who have all inspired me in one way or another, but there are many other amazing artists out there that deserve to be featured, so if you are an artist or crafter, get involved! Here’s how.

Artful Blogging magazine, published quarterly by Somerset Studio, lists a few requirements on how to pitch your blog to them. They’ll consider all entries so you really have nothing to lose.

1.) Your blog must be online for at least 6 months
2.) You must be able to provide high res images of your artwork and photographs that you post in your blog to accompany the article.
3.) You’ll need to write the actual article if you are selected.
4.) The preferred photo specs are 300 dpi with a print size of 8×10″.

Their editorial committee will review all submissions and make selections based upon article content and the quality of images that you can provide. Email all inquires to the Managing Editor, including the URL of your blog and a brief summary of the article you would like to write. Please not send photos unless they are requested.Managing Editor: Staci Dumoski: sdumoski AT stampington.com

Go for it! And if you aren’t an artist who blogs, pick up a copy of the magazine anyway because you will love the articles and imagery, and I’m certain you’ll find it very exciting to see some of your favorite blogs in print. Buy your issue online for $14.95 right here.


  • Reply Andy Mathis July 30, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    I’ll have to look for it the next time I am at the bookstore.

  • Reply Kristina July 31, 2007 at 7:00 am

    WOW! That is sooo cool! Finally!
    If we do a mag swap again – this is all I want ;o)

  • Reply Neunann Studio July 31, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    It is very nice. Thanks for the link!

  • Reply susanna July 31, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    I received mine in the mail a couple weeks back and was so excited to see so many talented bloggers and their work published in the issue. The editors and graphic designers did a great job with the layout of the magazine. It looks so lush, so vivid!

    PS – The editors are friendly and approachable. Holly, why don’t YOU pitch the idea for a design issue? Your blog is one of my favourites and you certainly know of other terrific design blogs.

  • Reply vineeta August 7, 2007 at 9:38 am

    Holly, I agree with susanna. yours is one of THE MOST inspiring, informative, interesting & professional blog Ive seen. And its been some time. I have seen quite a bit. Infact, Ive been so inspired that Ive started my own design blog & Im just 3 posts old now know the amount of work that goes into one. One is constantly thinking of what to put up. how to write it.where to get the pictures from. creating content. And I cant stop marvelling how you post SO MUCH each day. Thanx for being an inspiration :)

  • Reply Gia May 17, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I’m new to art blogging so this is a great find! Looking forward to all the tips it provides.

  • Reply Gia May 17, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I’m brand new to blogging so this will be a great find. I definately could use some tips and inspiration!

  • Reply Sarah October 5, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Huh. So there really is a magazine for everything and everyone. I may just check that out.

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