I am so fed up with Blogtopsites so-called "Arts" category. I've been hoping that this site would be a means of identifying new illustrated blogs and blogs about art. Instead of which I'm wading knee deep in a preponderance of anything that might loosely fit into an 'arts' category - if you stretch your imagination - a lot. Examples include:
- every variety of style/lifestyle/fashion/shopping blog you can imagine (a style and shopping category is very much needed);
- technology for the graphic artist (currently occupying the #1 and #2 slots);
- "filipino hunks" in their trunks and very little else (I kid you not!) and other forms of graphic and graphical eroticism
- and a lot of other of blogs that I haven't the faintest interest in looking at.
The only way I've found of finding art blogs is to click on the "top 150 tags" link and then click on art - which seems to produce more of the sort of blogs I like to investigate although the selection still doesn't in any way, shape or form rival the Blogs Illustrated site. I guess this approach would work for "drawing" and "painting" tags if only enough blogs had identified themselves by using these tags - which hasn't happened as yet.
So if you have an art blog and would like to list it at blogtopsites can I recommend that you make sure you insert appropriate keywords as tags for your blog so you might get found by people like me - before I get totally bored with Blogtopsites altogether!
Alternatively -and at the moment they're looking like much better options - try investigating:
- the blogs listed at in the 'arts' category of Topblogarea.com which has a much more interesting list of art blogs with a strong drawing and painting flavour - but then I'm a bit biased!
- the art blogs being listed at Art Blogs 4 U which is very much focused on people who draw and paint and blog their art.
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