I’m going to be presenting a seminar about blogging in a couple of weeks so I thought I’d better get blogging.
I know that one of the best ways to build an audience for a blog is to post consistently. I could give you a litany of excuses why I haven’t followed this very good advice. All I can say is that I will try to do better.
My articles will continue to cover a broad range of topics, but [I hope] they will all fit into the overall theme of this blog, With Humour and Hope: The Only Way to Live.
When I start to gain more weight than I’m comfortable with, or my energy levels start to wane, I know it’s time to “ramp it up” when it comes to the frequency and intensity for exercise. I need to work out at the fitness studios, get to those classes, walk more, and pick up those weights more often. The same is true for blogging. Since I want to show others how easy it is to have a blog, and I want to use this blog to increase the number of clients I work with, it’s time to ramp it up. I need to post more often.
While I may not post something every day, there will be more frequent posts, and I will develop a schedule. Now, I am not a creature of habit—just ask my husband who is still trying to figure out what I might want for breakfast so he can set the table accordingly. Sometimes I have eggs; sometimes I have toast (or both); sometimes I have cereal; sometimes I have …you get the point. I usually have juice and coffee or tea, but not always. So he wonders what dishes I might need. I tell him the easiest thing is to put it all out: bowl, plate, cup, glass, and silverware—and I’ll put away what I haven’t used.
I don’t have regular sleep habits either, but they are getting a bit more consistent.
I am a very undisciplined writer in that I don’t keep regular office hours. Some days I might be at the computer for only a few hours; other days are much longer. I am trying to be a bit more consistent there too.
Although I’ll never likely develop a breakfast routine, I can become more habitual in my activities, including more regular posting on my blog.
Thanks to those who have been following my blog since the beginning. Welcome to those who are just joining. I hope you’ll be back. I hope everyone takes some time to post some thoughts on this. Do you have a blog? Has it helped your business, or your life? How?
I will be ramping it up with the posts, so hang on. It could be a bumpy ride.
Here are the details for the seminar:
BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS
Hosted by the Napanee & District Chamber of Commerce
In partnership with
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Napanee Business Centre
47 Dundas Street E.
Chamber Members: $15; Non-members: $25
Learn about blogging—what it is; what it isn’t; and what it can mean to your business.
The presentation will include
- How to set up a free WordPress blog
- How to target the right message to the right client at the right time
- How a blog can be part of a website, or complement an existing website
- How to promote your blog using social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
- How to get others to promote your blog
- How a blog can bring you more business
Christine will also be available to discuss coming to your workplace and help set up your blog.
RSVP with the Chamber of Commerce
613-354-6601 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be available