It is a common concern that small business owners think that when writing a blog, telling people about their work or products and, especially, services, they will risk sales. They worry that people will not need to buy from them, that they will give too much away for free or worse that competitors will copy… Continue reading Hurdles to blogging #16 – Blogging means giving away too much for free
10 reasons why... I could have written a lot more than 10...but I've put in the ones I think are most important and will resonate with small business owners. Blogging is time consuming and it is a commitment, but really had a lot of advantages and can be a keystone of your digital marketing strategy...and… Continue reading Why is blogging good for business?
I agonised for ages about the title of this hurdle...it is primarily about purpose. I speak to so many people who say that they would like to blog but it just never reaches the top of their 'To do list'...it is never a priority. You might find this a surprise, given what I do, but… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #15 – “I want to blog but never get round to it!”
Hands up...who is struggling with their blog content? Who is struggling to come up with ideas? Who isn't sure what to write about next? Oh, it is one of the joys of the 'content treadmill'! However, the favourite bit of my job is coming up with ideas. I love inspiring people to get excited about… Continue reading Some blog topic inspiration…
I am back with another addition to my Hurdles to Blogging series - find them, amongst others, in the Blogging Category section of my website. I am amazed at the amount of bloggers who don't take advantage of the function of categories. Firstly, let me assure you that categories are your best friend when it… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #14 – I don’t get why I need categories!
There is a really short answer to this question - yes! Or the slightly longer answer - absolutely! I love to read (unsurprisingly!) and just like the oft repeated tips for becoming a better author, should you wish to write your own book, the best way to become a better writer is to read more.… Continue reading Can reading other blogs makes you a better blogger?
It breaks my heart when I hear about the amount of people that are blogging but I don't know anything about it. I speak to small business owners and I hear about how they have been blogging for months, but even though I follow their social media accounts and subscribe to their email marketing...I still… Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Your Blog Noticed
I have to admit that I am failing miserably with my blogging over this last month! I talk a lot to my clients about having 'back up' blog post; about planning your time; scheduling writing time and about consistently publishing blogs with regularity. And what have I done? ...well, none of what I preach. I… Continue reading Failing miserably…but doing something about it
I have had a great response to a couple of social media posts and my last blog post which focussed on being happy and loving what you do! Therefore, in this post, I want to encourage you to not only DO exactly that, but also share what you love doing via a blog! Write about what… Continue reading Share your passion – write a blog
It is easy to get totally obsessed with 'optimum' time when it comes to publishing anything...and, in particular, anything digital, including social media posts and sending out marketing emails. Do not let the thought of this put you off blogging, however! There is tons of research of the perfect time to post, but at the… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #13 – I have no idea when to publish my blogs?!