5 questions to ask yourself before starting a one-drawing-a-day blog

Before starting this blog, I was thinking about making a one-drawing-a-day blog type.

I did a Beta version for more than a week and realized this wouldn’t be possible for me during this time as I am too busy with my full time job and school schedule.

By trying it, I discovered I need to ask me some important questions on starting such a project. And I am gladly sharing them with you! 😉

Why do you want to do start this kind of blog?

For fun? For it’s creative challenge? To get recognition from your peers?
Just ask yourself “why” and see what is you reply. This will give you a good direction on starting your blog.

Will you post different drawings subjects or will it be the same?

Posting different drawings is easier than choosing a specific subject. You have endless possibilities and, if you’re too busy at some point, you may very well scan something from your old sketchbook to make up for it. :-p

But let’s say you decide to draw apples every day. After just a week of drawing apples, you may find it a little harder to draw it in a different perspective.

The good thing on posting about a specific subject is that it will help you get out of your creative comfort zone. You may look for different mediums that you’ve never touched. Try different drawing styles and use colors you are not attracted to, usually.

Do you have the time?

The idea of starting a one-drawing-a-day blog will get you exited with this brand new project and you won’t stop thinking about it… at least in the beginning!

You need to be extremely honest with yourself and calculate how much time you have for your blog. Remember, you’re human (as far as I know!) and you need to sleep, rest and have a social life.

If you’re not sure, do as I did; make a Beta Version to try it out for a couple of weeks.

When will you post your blog drawings?

Wil it be 7-days a week, 5 days a week or just when you think about it?
It comes back to the time you decide to put in your blog, as well.

For how long will you run this project?

Usually, when you start this type of blog, you choose  to do it for a long time. Many one-drawing-a-day blogs have a one year deadline.

But it doesn’t mean you have to do like them and may want to do it for a couple of months and see how it goes.
Most of us are afraid of such a time commitment project and, instead of just trying it, we don’t even start it.

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If you decide to start a one-drawing-a-day blog, do let me know as I would love to hear about your experience on the subject. 🙂

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My name is Fanie and I’m a Montreal based illustrator & graphic designer. You may know me from drawing The Crafty Life comic in CLM. I ♥ comics, vegan food & ghost stories.

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