When I’m faced with thinking and writing another post, sometimes I ponder why blog anyway? Actually there are some very good reasons.
Let’s talk business for a second. If you’re in business, you need to have a web and Internet presence. Most business, both online and bricks & mortar-like a physical store…Regardless of type of business, they often have a website or web site. I’ve seen it both ways. But, I digress. Not only does anyone in business have a web site,there’s often an additional online activity( at least, most entrepreneurs do) I think it’s safe to say- it’s a best practice.
When I coach about Marketing for entrepreneurs, we play to their strengths They have many to choose from. Social Media, (Facebook,in particular) has surpassed email! Often Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter are the” Big Three”.
But, there’s also Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat, Vines,Google hangouts, YouTube …and the list goes on. It is also recommended that you blog and\or write articles! I always emphasize that these aren’t hard and fast rules. For entrepreneurs who hate to write, then they might focus on audio or video mediums as well as use pictures. I love to write-blogging feeds my soul!
Blogging can be a great outlet. A friend blogs about learning to be vulnerable. There are blogs on just about any topic imaginable! And I have a Facebook Business or Fan page as well as a LinkedIn profile. I defintely have an online presence! Here’s my web site www.midlifetransitioncoaching.com You can get “Ten Apps for LovingLife! Helpful for
The Busy Woman” And, if you look right, you’ll see how to get my newsletter,LovingLife!
As I said Blogging can be fun and informative. Some blogs rant about things,others try to be motivational. I write on topics for both the midlife woman as well as the budding entrepreneur. My readership includes both and some are just interesting topics. I devour several online magazines and newspapers.
Recently, a reader asked about blogging platforms-paid or free-which is better? I can only share my experience. When, I first started blogging, I used a fee-based platform. About 2010, I decided to save my budget and try WordPress. I never looked back. The learning curve is minimal and you can use one of the many themes they offer. You can have a custom banner, like mine as well. If you can use word, you can be a blogger. Some blogs bring in revenue by ads or, in my case, I recommend books with links to Amazon. These are also to the right.
People blog who don’t have a business, too. One such blogger shares her struggles with dating at 50-something, another on mental illness, some just show pictures with little text, if any. I encourage you to become a blogger and share your voice. Please share your bloggging adventures and the address of your blogs.