Better blogging

Social media experiences exponential growth on a daily basis and with active users in the millions, you need to figure out how to get a little more exposure and engagement. Stand above the noise and be memorable.

It isn’t enough just to create a few profiles, start a blog and schedule content, you need to be an active use, participating in the ongoing, real-time conversations. It can be overwhelming a times but the payoff is there.

Your blog is the signpost for your company and you work hard at creating just the right content to feed and satiate your audience. Many laborious hours can go in to writing your content. Solving the pain points and delivering value, but what do you with it? Are you seeing a return on your investment?

Social Media Examiner offers up some great tips and tools to help streamline your blogging process to flush ideas, brainstorm, generate topics, optimize your posts and even find free images. You can’t go wrong. Know the Erogenous Zones of Your Blog Post and get started today and tap out some successful blog posts.

Ace Concierge Anatomy of a Blog Post

There seems to be an art, a science to writing the “perfect” blog post. Buffer outlines it for you with clear succinct tips to ensure your success. After you’ve worked on your perfect post as shown below with their 7 suggested elements, your next step is to work on your strategy for increased social shares.

The 7 essential elements of a perfect blog post

  1. Headline: the 6 words that count most
  2. Storytelling hook
  3. Fewer characters per line at first
  4. Featured image
  5. Subheads for scanning
  6. Content and the 1,500-word sweet spot
  7. Soundbites for sharing

In Easy Steps to a Winning Blogging Strategy, Canva answers the questions below and gives you 5 easy steps to kick start your blogging strategy. Having a strategy is extremely important for the success and exposure of your blog. You can’t simply grab a digital pen and start writing. Your content and message could simply fall through the cracks, wasting your time, energy and efforts. Establish your goals; know your audience; develop original content, use an editorial calendar, tell a story, don’t merely push products/services and incorporate a variety of distribution channels not just your social media networks. With a little knowledge and deeper understanding of the process, you too can have the opportunity to see greater success with your blog and social media.

What is this platform going to do for your brand? Are you selling products? Are you building a community? Is it about building awareness? And most importantly, who’s it for? Canva

Adam Connell of Blogging Wizard has some sure fire tips to get you more social shares and traffic. It’s time to leverage your social shares says Adam and he explains why:

  1. Leverage social proof to get better results
  2. Your visibility may reach new heights
  3. The opportunity to generate more traffic on your blog can skyrocket
  4. Your engagement can go through the roof

The Blogging Wizard offers up 100+ tips to get more social shares in: 100+ Bite-Sized Tips To Get You More Social Shares (And Traffic) He covers it all: Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest, and more. Don’t miss out on his fabulous suggestions to grow your audience and get more shares with your engaging content. Adam is a wizard!!

“A business blog is important because it is the optimal choice for your content marketing hub. In today’s content-driven world, while you may view yourself as a marketer, you’re really a publisher. You have to provide relevant content for your prospects, customers and the public, who spend over 10 hours a day consuming media.”—Joe Pulizzi, Content Marketing Institute

How do you stand above the crowd? If you have a favorite tip or tool, please share with our community.

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