Does blogging sound daunting, confusing, or boring to you? Does the word "blog" sound dull to you? Then this is for you. “Blog” originated as slang for “web log.” A blog could be a piece of writing that showcases a project you are passionate about, for an entrepreneur’s platform to highlight their creativity, or for an expert to express thoughts and ideas from their education, career and life journey.
We all want to build our blog audience and get smarter with our content. One of the biggest challenges bloggers and content marketers face is writing content that’s optimized for search engines (i.e. SEO – which should always be taken into consideration when you write), AND that will also appeal to people.
According to one who has done it, Dave Schneider, in his article titled “How To Create A Post In A Few Hours That Gets 100’s Of Shares” he details a few pointers and lessons learned that are GREAT for us to share here as well. No one ever knows when an article post is going to be a killer idea and will be shared hundreds of times, but here are some tips.
Dave’s blog posts that have done the best have the following features:
Sometimes in the world of social media, it's easy to get caught up in the idea that a greater following equals greater success for your business. So many people focus on "getting the numbers up" - increasing Twitter follower numbers, Facebook fans, YouTube channel subscribers, and so forth. However, there may be a sobering wake-up call if you manage to get your following to snowball somewhat, but aren't managing to convert those followers into customers. As so many social media marketers can tell you, just getting the following isn't enough - those numbers don't mean anything unless you can also engage with your audience in an effective way.