Category Archives: For Visual Artists

Why “Humans of New York” Proves Every Cynical Writer & Artist Wrong

A few weeks ago, a journalist met the President. The journalist was a blogger who took photographs and talked to people. He’s also the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Humans of New York.” His name is Brandon Stanton … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality’s Meaning for Bloggers, Writers, and Musicians

Last week, the FCC struck down something called “net neutrality.” You might have seen headlines and decided it was boring. Maybe, for a little while, you were curious about the ruling’s meaning. No one really knows how things are going … Continue reading

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Art-Shelf: A Platform that Lets Artists Do Art, Not Marketing

Whether you’re a painter, a sketch artist or a sculptor, the Internet can be an alluring place to market your art. But a lot of the time, artists get bogged down by the amount of work it takes to maintain … Continue reading

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Is Writing & Music & Art Getting Specialized to Death?

I just watched “Dear Mr. Watterson,” a light-hearted documentary about the impact that Bill Watterson’s ever-famous, ever-persistent comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes, has had on people over the years. The part that gripped me most was when several prominent cartoonists spoke … Continue reading

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The Internet Has Made Us All Entitled Content Thieves

This week, the New York Times closed another loophole that got around its notorious paywall. You know… the paywall. The thing ensuring that one of the last bastions of what Americans call journalism (even if it’s owned by someone with a … Continue reading

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4 Things You Have to Do to Get Google to Show Your Personal Website

A lot of authors, artists, and bands are creating their own websites these days, only to find that… whoa… Google isn’t showing their page. I’ve been blessed and cursed with a one-of-a-kind name, so getting BlaiseLucey.com to the top of … Continue reading

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Music, Writing, and Art in the Age of the Optional Purchase

In the summer of 2010, when I started my first job, I listened to about six hours of Pandora a day. The ads were an annoyance, but I sat through them because I loved the songs that Pandora found for … Continue reading

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