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.
One of the biggest challenges for businesses who want to use content marketing to communicate is finding ideas and sources for new content topics. Since most of your blog topics should not be talking about your specific products or services, what do you talk about? One technique is referred to as Newsjacking.
One of the easiest and most effective writing techniques you can bring to your blog is to blog about news and topical events. Sometimes referred to as Newsjacking, your blog should regularly include posts that talk about something that's happening right now, and how it applies to your readers. You don't have to be the first to "break the news" as long as you bring something to the story that is unique.