The new year brings with it possibilities and ideas. If you’re a business owner you’re crafting and implementing changes to your business. As a writer I am committing to be more creative and dedicated to my own blog. Developing ideas for my client blogs, researching and writing for others is amazingly rewarding. It also means I have in some sense abandoned my own work.
Yesterday I met with my friend Sandi to discuss some blogging techniques and share ideas. During the course of the conversation she shared she had completed a 30-in-30 blogging challenge. It wasn’t part of an official event; she wanted to commit to writing for 30 days in a row. As we chatted my wheels got turning and we have each committed to a 30-in-30 challenge starting today!
Here are some of the tips Sandi and I shared yesterday:
- Just like with social media, consistency is key to blogging second to content. It’s a very close second place; finding the balance is key to making your blog a success.
- Share your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter and your favorite social media sites. I get more comments when I share on Facebook than just on my blog. I get the most response on my personal Facebook page; there’s no science to this…just pay attention to your audience and responses.
- Partner with others who are not involved in your business and/or blog niche. They have a unique perspective offering ideas you may have overlooked.
I would love to hear what you’re doing differently in your business or on your blog in 2013. We can all learn from each other.
McAuley Freelance Writing helps businesses get noticed online through content marketing including blogging, copywriting and social media. We like to say we’re Word Stylists. While celebrity stylists help their clients find their public style with clothes, hair and make-up, we help our clients find their style with words and messaging.
We help you craft your message on social media, website, blog, newsletters and other written communication to clients and prospective clients. As a member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce we help promote the value of small business to the local, state and national economy.