Monday October 7, 2019
Blogging. Is blogging still a viable option in 2019?
My answer: yes!
Content is king and no matter what, content will always thrive when there are businesses to be made. A blog is one place you know that when you write content, you own that content. Facebook can disappear tomorrow, thus all your content you've made on it.
Not a blog. When you blog, you create your own content that you can repurpose to any social media platform, no matter if it stays or disappears. Think of a blog as a safe haven for you to show off your amazing brilliance and skills to the world where no one can touch it!
But you might be wondering where you should begin. Where should you start and how should you grow your blog after you start?
Here is a blog full of my own resources categorized by the word B.L.O.G: Brilliance, Listen, Organize, and Grow. Inside each category, you'll find resources where you can read more in-depth blog posts so you can finally start your blog in 2019!
A blog is a place to share your brilliance, your expertise, and what lights you up. It's a place to grow community and friendship as you move through your entrepreneurship journey.
As an entrepreneur, I know you're wondering how do you take all the knowledge in your head and write awesome content? Where do you start? You start by learning how to break down your passions to create mouth-watering content your audience will love.
Besides sharing your brilliance to the world, you'll need to have a purpose for your blog. Listen, if you don't have a purpose, your blog will fail.
Resource: Have a Purpose for Your Blog.
In order to always be creating content for your audience, you need to develop the habit of listening to what your audience is wanting you to write as well as have a pulse on what is working in the moment.
Resource: Know how to market research.
It doesn't have to be boring! Why not make a quiz for your audience to take so you can capture their struggles and desires by creating fun for them!
Once you understand what your audience wants, it's easier to create content for them to devour.
After listening to your audience, it's time to begin writing that blog! If you're wondering what make a great blog post, then check out the next resource because it'll take you step-by-step on how to create an effective blog post that is well structured and gets your ideas across easily.
Resource: Write Your Blog from Start to Finish.
Also, part of blogging is to organize your content into a system where you'll never run out of content again! It's a easy system to look and know what you're going to blog about that day.
Let's begin growing your blog strategically by setting goals and milestones!
Resource: Have Blog Goals.
Looking for real growth tactics? Here are some ideas to consider when you're wanting to grow your blog...
Resource: 11 Ways to Get Traffic.
Resource: Learn Pinterest.
B.L.O.G. Your Way
Now it's time to implement what you've been learning and putting it into practice! The very first action step today is to either write one blog post or begin market researching what your audience would want you to write on your blog.
Tell me on my Facebook Page or below which phase you're in. What area are you working on? I cannot wait to hear from you!