How do I post a text (blog) post?

Step by step process of posting a rich text blog post.

To Start

Open the creator studio in YouTube or Vimeo, log in to the artst web app and click on “Upload” in the left side menu.

If you’re ever uploading and you close the upload window, any details you entered will be saved to a draft. Drafts can be found in the “Drafts” section, under “Manage Content” in the left side menu.

 

Posting Text (Blog Posts)

Click on the “Post” option in the Upload window.

Now you can add a title for your post. You can also add tags that relate to this specific post which can help your members find the content they’re interested in. For example, if you post a cooking show, use tags such as cooking, discussion, tutorial, comedy, etc. 

Coming soon: members can search for artists and their content using tags.

You can upload a thumbnail - a photo that’s used as the display piece on your artst page when a user is browsing your content. If you’re interested in learning more about how to create effective thumbnails, check out this article. You can also use your default thumbnail which is set and changed in your Profile Settings. A default thumbnail is a thumbnail that can be easily used every time you create a post, saving you time and hassle.

You must also decide who can access this video post. Click on “Options” and you will be shown three options:

  • Members Only (Featurable)

  • Members Only (Private)

  • Free to View (Featurable)

“Members Only” means that only your paying members can access this post. However, if you select the “Featured” option, you give us permission to feature the post in curated collections on the home page and around the app. If we decide to feature the post, any user on the app (whether they’re a member or not) can view this post. This is a great opportunity to receive additional exposure that may lead to audience growth both on and off the artst platform. If you select “Free to View”, the post will be available to anyone, including free users, and you also give us permission to feature this post.

Finally, you can add this post to a series. If you’re unsure what a series is or how to use them, check out this article.

Once these details have been added, you can click on Next in the top right of the upload window.

Now you can write your post. Feel free to make use of the rich text processor, allowing you to properly format your text as well as add hyperlinks for URLs.

Once, you’ve finished writing, click on “Next” to go to the last stage in the posting process. Here you can see a preview of how your post will be displayed to users on the mobile app.

You can schedule the post to be published at a later date. These posts can be found in the “Scheduled” section, under “Manage Content” in the left side menu.

Click “Post” to publish the video or confirm the scheduling if you’ve entered a schedule date and time.