This has been a great year for The Social Media Hat. I can’t tell you how thrilled I have been with the response and support that you have given me. Your interest in my writing has been phenomenal!
While this may be a list of the most popular blog posts on The Social Media Hat last year, what this list is really about is how supportive you’ve been. By reading and sharing and engaging, you’ve helped to make this site and community what it is.
Everyone's blogging, so why aren't you? If you’ve been itching to start your own blog, irrespective of the reason behind it and the expectations, this is probably the best time to start. But before you do, you need to know the complete dynamics of blogging because at the end of the day, you’d want people to read through the content you generate. For these readers to appreciate and follow your blog, there has to be a strategy to bring them there and valuable substance in your writing.
Seems like a silly question, doesn't it. I mean, if a piece is old, that means it's already been shared and people have already read it, so it probably has very little value or interest later on, right?
We are going to dig into why you should indeed be sharing your old content, including which posts and articles to share, some techniques for doing it that keeps them fresh, when to reshare old content, and ways to repurpose those old, but still valuable, blog posts and articles.
Throughout the year, we’re faced with a number of holidays, regardless of where you’re at, when the question comes up, should I publish a new blog post? Here in the U.S., that’s a particularly pointed question during Thanksgiving and in the days that follow. Most businesses are closed on Thursday and most people are spending time with family. And then on Friday and Saturday, we’re into full-blown shopping season. Does anybody really have time to publish, let alone read, blog posts during holidays?
Nonprofits and other organizations have been tapping into the blogosphere for a while now, and with ongoing social media developments (like the advent of Google+ Communities), blogs have become an important part of getting their brand and culture out there.
Nowadays, it is more uncommon for an organization to not have a blog than to have one. But, for those organizations that are a little behind the times, or are looking to grow their membership blog, here are some tips and tricks for using social media to launch yourself into the interwebs.
Imagine for a moment that you've published a new blog post this morning. The post details some breaking news that is going to have a dramatic impact on your business and industry. While discussing the story, you work in some additional background information about your industry and how you see this event impacting other people and businesses. As you share the story to social media, your followers pick up on it and share it with their followers, and quite a few of them make sure that they're following your profiles so they'll be able to pick up on similar stories in the future.
Want to say goodbye to your 9 to 5 day job and start blogging from home to make money? While it's not easy - by any means - it can be done if you have the skills and a desire to break free from the ordinary and become independent. Keep reading for the recommended process for making the dream of blogging for a living an actual reality.
How to Blog From Home
Here are the basic steps you're going to want to take so that you can eventually quit your day job and start working from home.
If you're regularly creating your own content via your blog, one concept that you may be considering is that of Content Syndication. Essentially, using an RSS feed, you grant one or more other websites explicit permission to publish your content to their sites, at some point after it's been published on your own site. The question, of course, is should you do this? Is it a good idea to let someone else publish your content? What are the potential benefits and pitfalls of such a strategy?