How to get a little Writing Kick: Your Link Collections!

There’s a potential little #writingsinspiration waiting for you – right there in your browser’s bookmarks!

We surf the Internet, wie find interesting sites (blog posts, articles, tutorials). We bookmark them … and bookmark another one … and bookmark something more. That DOES accumulate in time! So when you look for a little inspiration regarding what to write about: Go and check out your link collection – and while at it, why not take a little time to also organize those links?

I? Well, among other things, checking and organizing my own links inspired me to write this post. And that’s just the beginning. 🙂

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So – give it a try.

Happy Writing!

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Schedule your (Blog) Content in Advance

I must not neglect my blog I must not neglect my blog I must not neglect my blog I must not neglect…

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If you are anything like me, your blogging is filled with a certain amount of content (i.e. posts) and … uhm… good intentions. You KNOW that your blog/website/Facebook page is a major factor when it comes to attract potential customers. Not only because it is THE opportunity to showcase your skills, but the content with the right keywords helps people to find you via Google & Co. (SEO, anyone?)

And – as in my case – filling other people’s blogs/websites/Facebook pages with content might even constitute an integral part of your offered services. Because, as you keep telling your clients (potential or actual), this… *clearsthroat*… quality content is a major factor when it comes to attracting potential customers and is THE opportunity to showcase their skills, and… well, yeah.

So much for the theory. Quality content rocks. But publishing the occasional rock content on your blog … your company website … your social media profile etc. is only one part of the writing/blogging challenge. Every SEO consultant worth their salt will also tell you that posting such content should happen on a regular basis.

So. You are actually good at what you do! The irony is: Over the work for your clients you start neglecting your very own blog … website … Facebook page. And since you KNOW that your blog/website/Facebook page is a major factor when it comes to … uhm, sorry … I think we’ve all got that by now.

And that is when the good intentions kick back in.

I must not neglect my blog I must not

Surprise: Good intentions are often not enough. A good strategy helps, and some tools to help you/myself as well. Continue reading

“Do as I say, don’t do as I -“… uhm … well …

I have been breaking quite a few rules recently … at least according to those rules that I like to convey to clients:

  • update your blog REGULARLY
  • update your Social Media REGULARLY
  • provide useful/interesting content
  • participate in networking events on- and offline

… to just name a few.

I’ve been recently involved in a major project and have hardly been posting anything. And all of a sudden, my most recent “real” post has been weeks ago, and the longer one waits, the more difficult it seems to find the right time and the right content to get back on track …

So … this is me, getting back on track!

My blog and I have also decided to go into “blog therapy” together. Okay, it’s more like I have made the decision and the blog will get the treatment. But more on that (hopefully not too much) later!