Posts Tagged: blogging
Following on from my rebrand and blog audit this month, I have decided to write a series of posts about the absoloutely essential things you need to consider when you are running a home business. Today a question – do you really need a business blog?
This is the first in a series of articles about the Art of Blogging by the Queen of Blogging herself Natalie Lue. Natalie earns a living from her blog at Bambino Goodies and other sites
In this guest post Sarah Riley, from Inspired Camping, is encouraging you to think outside the box and see how camping could make you a better blogger. Intrigued? Then read on…..
Everyone loves camping for different reasons. Some set off with just backpacks and hiking boots, while others pack their best crockery and patio furniture. For my family it’s somewhere in between and it wasn’t until I set up Inspired Camping that I realised how my experiences as a camper could also help me become a better and more fulfilled writer and blogger.
So, you’ve got a blog and it’s meant to be helping you build your brand and your credibility – but instead it’s starting to feel like a millstone around your neck because you’ve run out of time and ideas. Well don’t despair, because the Queen of Blogging, Natalie Lue, has some tips to help you rediscover your blogging mojo!
1. Don’t dwell on it
While some people can sit there until something flows, others can’t and the more you think about or even analyse it, is the more your mojo will shrivel up. You run a business – there are probably a gazillion other things you could be doing. Do those and some inspiration will probably pop up when you least expect it.
Continuing her series of articles on the Art of Blogging, Natalie Lue tackles the subject of self-censorship and blogging. Do you censor yourself?
In this post our blog PR expert Lesley Singleton looks at the ways in which bloggers and PRs can work together and enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship.
My name is Lesley, I am a PR and I want something for free from bloggers. Shock horror! Allow me to explain…
I’ve been working in PR and the media since the late nineties but never have I seen a more dramatic shift in the media landscape than over the past couple of years. Print circulations have fallen, established magazines have closed (Reader’s Digest, anyone?) and the web has never, ever, been more prolific in terms of news and opinion delivery. We no longer just consume the news; we create it, engage with it and dramatically shape other people’s opinions with it.
Up until 6 months ago I really didn’t ‘get’ blogging. Everywhere I turned I was being told that I should have a blog for my business. But in my mind a blog was just a very public diary and I had no idea how that could translate to the business world. Then in April Irene Houston, an online business trainer, came and spoke at one of our meetings about blogs. She explained that a blog, kept up to date with lots of fresh content, would drive traffic and support a more static business website, thus helping your SEO ratings. PING! The lightbulb in my head lit up – and I ‘got it’.