Is it just me or is this technology explosion causing you to ask . . . WHY? This past week Robert Genn's s newsletter broached the subject of the lack of sales in this weak economy. He stated that in a conversation with five artist, one being a technology guru (my words not his) sales were almost non existent. Obviously if their work is not up to par all the advertising in the world won't help. And during this same week I pulled up a site that I had bookmarked some months ago called ARTIST HELPING ARTIST. This particular radio broadcast was about blogging effectively and all the strategies to have a bigger following. I was overwhelmed with all the techno information. I've tried staying current but new information and marketing information to promote my art has overwhelmed me. I know that if you do the work you will increase your community of readers but is that enough? Do you have to have a store with books and prints of your work to make it pay? Why do a few artists (daily painters) seem to sell everything they paint on ebay. What is the real goal for putting all this information out there? I would love to hear your personal experience with being internet savvy. I have included the broadcast at the bottom for those interested. This broadcast is only one of many that are great and I recommend checking this site out. Just be sure to have a pencil and lots of paper to make notes. Looking forward to all comments on this topic.