Blogging has become more than a platform that provides individuals with useful information but rather an outlet where prospects, clients and employees can go to engage and develop a greater insight and relationship with a company.
Outdoor Adventure Company is a company that hosts corporate retreats, school camps, bushland weddings and a host of other events. For over 30 years the company has been hosting educational and adventure programs conducted in natural bushland settings, allowing for clients to appreciate and connect with the great outdoors. Marketing Eye has been the outsourced marketing agency for the Outdoor Adventure Company creating a marketing strategy and full suite of marketing collateral for the company. The efforts undertaken by Marketing Eye have increased the awareness of the Outdoor Adventure Company, resulting in increased sales. As part of the marketing strategy, we provided a graphics team, communication team, and marketing department for the business, which all successfully implemented billboard advertising, information brochures and EDM campaigns.
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Sometimes, I can get a blog out in 15 to 20 minutes on a topic that I come up with just from the top of my head. Kind of like right now. Other times, I have to stay on message, and write about a topic that either readers are wanting to read about, or something that is pertinent to our audience for one reason or another.
Creating a blog in itself can be difficult, but creating a strong social media following for your blog can be even more challenging. Here are some tips.
What comes first the blog or the social media following? This is dependent on the individual. For example, some individuals already have a strong online presence through their social media accounts. They might already have a large following on their Instagram posting about lifestyle, and want to take it that next step further. They then create a blog geared towards lifestyle, so they are able to write more in depth posts.
Not being much of a conversationalist that is the best I can give most people. But as someone who has just become a regular blogger, I feel I must dig deeper. And I have been told to do so anyway.
So, as my smiling face now accompanies these blog posts, here goes.
Who would have thought that a blog titled "Why married women are more successful" would receive 54,256 views in less than 24 hours, 555 likes, 634 comments, 702 Facebook likes, 2,632 shares on LinkedIn and 79 retweets on Twitter? I did. And that's exactly why I wrote it. I am a new author on LinkedIn and I know a thing or two about blogging and going viral. If I just write about marketing, at most, I will get between 1,000 and 10,000 views over a week. If I write about something personal - more. But if I write about something that people have strong opinions on or that hits a raw nerve - the sky is literally the limit.
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