Why should you be blogging?
How does it fit with social media?
Who wants to hear what you have to say?
Come find the answers at a FREE blogging and social media workshop at the Enterprise Center at Salem State on June 2. You only have to get up a little early. We’re starting at 8:30 am.
As a writer, I love words. I can talk to you until the cows are bored about how important the words are and how to put them together to explain to your reader exactly what’s on your mind. And, as a writer, I want readers. And, readers are attracted by photos.
So, as you expand your blogging and social media efforts, learning about how to use photos matters as much as learning about how to use the words.
If you’re struggling with getting your blog started and keeping it up, rest assured that you are not alone. It’s a common concern. We get so busy with all of what we have to do that it slips on the priority list. One big reason is not having a clear sense of what you want to write about. If you don’t know what to write about, it’s extra hard to find (or take) the time.
What words describe your brand?
That is one of the most important questions you can answer before spending any time posting, tweeting or blogging. Why?
Confession: I didn’t make up that title. I don’t think I could have if I tried. I got it from a blog title generator.
You put in a topic, it can be a noun or verb, and it comes up with titles for you. It will give you a long list such as “Ten Ways to Make Your Blog Exciting” and “How to Gain Blog.” Some of them are pretty generic, some of them are don’t quite make sense, and a lot are the sort that you see all over the web these days.
I was a guest recently on the inaugural edition of the Author Connection, a show produced by Merrimack Media, a go-to firm for authors who want to self publish. We talked about how authors can use blogs. They’re great not only for promoting books but also for writing them. The Author Connection features authors and the stories behind the story. Streaming live...