Catch the replay from (author of Your Goal Guide) Debra Eckerling’s celebration- a meeting between authors on blogging tips.
Continuing our April theme of Storytelling, this week’s #GoalChats were all about Blogging. Mike Allton, Kate Farrell, and Dave Watson, author-bloggers from different areas – geographic, topic, and friend-wise, joined me for #GoalChatLive.
This week’s guests talked about what led them to start blogging, offered a variety of tips, and shared some of the unexpected – and expected – benefits of blogging.
I was joined by:
- Blogging Brute Mike Allton from Agorapulse is co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing
- Kate Farrell, author of Story Power, who blogs at StorytellingForYou.net
- Dave Watson of Movies Matter is the author of Walkabout Undone
A blog can be used as an online journal with your thoughts to a bridge to becoming known … and everything in between. Regardless of its purpose, your blog starts with you and your unique voice, experience, and perspective. Lay the proper foundation to set your blog up for success. Plus:
- Dave: Stay open to meeting people
- Kate: Find the common ground with your audience
- Mike: Write about what you know
Watch the #GoalChatLive Blogging Party
Read the #GoalChat Twitter Moments Recap on Blogging.
Your Blogging Goals
- Mike: Create a pillar piece of blog content. Identify the phrase you want to rank for in google that will drive results. Then, create the ultimate guide to that phrase..
- Kate: When you blog, be open to what others need.
- Dave: Do one thing for your blog every day: visuals, recrafting your phrasing, marketing. And do it when you have optimal energy
Blogging Final Tip
- Mike: Carve out time for photo walks so you have pics for your blog!
- Dave: Keep going.
- Kate: Have a fandom. Develop a supportive network of people who think you are great!
- Learn more Mike and Blogging Brute, Kate and Storytelling for Everyone, and Dave Says Movies Matter
- Check out The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing, Story Power, and Walkabout Undone
- Read Mike’s The 12 Types of Blogging Posts
- Explore Google Keyword Planner, SEM Rush, the Yoast SEO plugin, and Coschedule’s Headline Analyzer
- Check out Write On Blogging: 51 Tips to Create, Write & Promote Your Blog
- Join the Write On Online Facebook group for community and conversation
- Get your copy of Your Goal Guide: A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals
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A Roadmap for Setting, Planning and Achieving Your Goals
Start with a plan. One of the biggest reasons goals fail is that we often don’t put enough thought into what we really want before diving in. Your Goal Guide by Debra Eckerling starts with that first, crucial step: figuring out your goals and putting a plan in place. As a professional writer, communications specialist, and project catalyst with more than 20 years of experience, Eckerling is prepared to help you achieve success.