Blogging and Marketing

www.srsvirtualassistant.comThis month on Friday’s I am going to be sharing with you reruns. The oldies but goodies of my former blog posts. These are the most popular posts since the last Ultimate Blog Challenge.

Maybe by this time in the Ultimate Blog Challenge you are starting to question why you started. This is a lot of hard work to write a blog every single day and there are days that you just don’t think you can think of one more idea or write one more intelligent words. Well, don’t give up, not yet! Let me give you an energy boost and point out a couple of more good reasons you should keep at it.

Blogging and marketing go hand in hand. Below you will read why you should blog and be involved in blog challenges and even the benefits of being a guest blogger.

Start a blog – It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are running, you can still have a blog. If you are going to create a blog for your company, you should do the following: Host the blog on your domain name (blog.domain.com or domain.com/blog), write good content, and don’t constantly pitch your company in your posts. Create a community by responding to each blog comment.

Blog challenges are great in marketing your blog as well as raising the numbers on your blog.

Make comments on other people’s blogs.

Become a guest blogger – An easy way to get your company out there is to write guest blog posts on other blogs. If you write guest blog posts on other blogs not only will you get traffic and more branding, but you’ll also get links which will help your SEO efforts. 

So there you are. I know you probably knew all these things and just needed a reminder. So dust off your keyboard and get back to writing those blogs.

List your blogs below I would love to take a look at them.

About Shawn Snyder

Shawn Snyder owns SRS Virtual Assistant. We work as consultants and virtual help for the entrepreneur and small business owner who is looking for help with their social media needs, email marketing and admin office help.
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8 Responses to Blogging and Marketing

  1. Toni Nelson says:

    All really great points. Commenting on others blogs and having them comment on yours is the way you build a community. I’ve really enjoyed participating in the different blog challenges.
    Toni Nelson recently posted..Social Media Report for 2012 StatisticsMy Profile

  2. make a plan, first- know what your marketing message needs to be- and insure the blog completes or augments that message!
    Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA recently posted..Time, time, time…My Profile

  3. I didn’t realize until recently how much blogging and marketing went hand in hand, and how crucial it is to build community. Thanks for a great post!
    Regina Walker recently posted..Homeschool Confessions #3My Profile

    • Shawn says:

      I’m so thankful this was helpful to you Regina! My platform for this year is marketing and what we are doing with our blogs does boil down to marketing.

  4. Jan Kearney says:

    I love blogging, I think it’s the bees knees. Like Roy said, ensure your blog backs up your message :)
    Jan Kearney recently posted..Are You Giving Up Sex For Your Social Media Fix? [Infographic]My Profile

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