Why waste your time searching the net for “tools” to help you start your blog. When all you need is at Smart Blogger.
Why? Time is our most valuable asset.
Asset: A useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
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Smart Blogger provides:
1. Check Lists
2. One on one communication
- Experts providing precise information
- Actionable action plans
- Facebook support group (private)
- “Cheat Sheets” for writing blog posts
that go viral.
Learn how to cultivate relationships with readers and influencers.
Most will need to find a niche market. Have you identified yours?
This is a question to ask yourself. Smart Blogger helps you identify before commencing on your journey.
Niche Market: A specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service.
Currently – am a conduit. Although recently a reader commented that I am not a conduit, I am a “live wire” of information.
Through lessons learned via Smart Blogger you may realize you have to narrow your niche. Dependant on your goals and what outcome you want to obtain.
The first audio post which offered “light bulb” moments was by Mel Wicks, “How to Write a BIO that Convinces Reader’s You’re Their Super Hero.”
Being in discovery mode – I am not there yet. When it is time, reference materials are readily available.
BIO: “Clear, precise, and focused on the outcome.”
What tools will you add to your toolbox?
- Content Marketing Strategy
- One second to grab someone’s attention
- The need to get passionate
- Why they should come to you
Find the spark.
To help you find the spark that ignites your story, and to create content that compels your audience to take action.
Get out of yourself. Focus on the people you want to reach.
Writing a clear, precise BIO, that focuses on the outcome.
Avoiding ambiguous phrases. For example: Inspiration for growth. These phrases might have a nice ring to them but they mean very little to your reader. They’re too open for interpretation. Mel Wicks, How to Write a BIO that Convinces Reader’s You’re Their Super Hero.
Jon Morrow is the creator of Smart Blogger. He is one “of those” writers whom you desire to listen to every word. He engages, making you want to know more.
Not everyone has this ability. He states, “Create your Bribe to Subscribe.”
That your blog needs to be rooted in your readership.
Love his quote: “Stop thinking of your blog as an extension of yourself.”
Your blog needs to be an extension of your readers, rooted in their interests, their problems, and their desires.
Your reader’s goals and dreams are the main attraction.
Always connect your story to your readers and how you can help them grow.
Blog is belonging to your readers. Reader-centered. Jon Morrow, Smart Blogger.
Jon reiterates, identify your niche, and subtypes. He mentions, to learn constantly. Read blog posts from writers you admire.
Associate with those who inspire. Think about what you are going to write. This takes intention, and time.
Your want is to have content that is relevant. Countless hours of your time will be sourcing out ideas, thinking about what you are going to write. Writing, re-writing, first edits, second edits.
Make every word matter. TIME = Smart Blogger = Go To haunt.
Marsha Stopa, Senior Instructor at Smart Blogger.
Talking about BIOS.
Attention Grabber: emphasized “Mentioning degrees is not important.”
- Lay it right out there
- Literally jumps out
- Tell me more
And the best….”Curiosity provoking.”
Valuable Tip: “Throughout your career, you will change your BIO relevant to your audience.”
She is quotable! “I just want to see what you don’t see.”
Mentions use of…
Shorter paragraphs, no more than 4-6 lines printed.
(Think about the times a blog has lost your attention. When it went on and on, and wasn’t specific).
Tools for blogging:
Leanne Regalla, Writer and SBO Community Manager.
Conversation, ( between Marsha and Leanne).
- Uglier first drafts
- Outlines – clear outlines
- See from an editor’s perspective
- Learning empathy
Then how to put things together.
What do you want the post to accomplish?
Ask for feedback.
- Pitching – look for intersections.
- Blog posts that can be expanded.
Both state, “Hope it helps people”.
Pick 2, 3, or 4 other writers.
a) Write out their posts.
Quote, Leanne, “Hand to paper to brain.”
Quote, Marsha, “Don’t underestimate the power of the simple exercise. Get a time, and a feeling.”
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Irresistible Subheads.
Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!
- Create curiosity
- Don’t give the answers straight out
- Posting – asking for editor’s
7 Ironclad Reasons to Podcast. (Even if You Hate the Sound of Your Own Voice).
Quote, “Leveraging the authority of those you associate with is a smart way to build influence and social proof.”
- Show notes
- Long-tail key words
- Dwell time
Check out her post!
What resonates about Smart Blogger?
This platform has infinite, useful, actionable information.
The writers will make you think, truly think on how, why, what to do when blogging.
Smart Blogger provides guidance, sourced-out information; researched, and ready for you to apply.
They include reference materials. Experts – who answer emails!
Help you to identify your niche.
Show you how to create content. Connect you to influencers, who give advice commentary through blog posts, webinars, and audios.
Have answers to your questions. Make themselves available. Provide quotable quotes. Teach terminology that you can source further when relevant to your intentions.
You want to have an impact. You desire an audience. You think that what you say, matters.
Remember, it’s not “all about you.” It’s what you can do for others.
Smart Blogger is a resource which provides the right tools for actionable action.
Smart Blogger makes you think.
There are those who can write about anything, and you hang on to every word. For most, you need to write content that stands out. Each and every word matters. Make it count. Resonate to your readers. Give them value to add to their toolboxes.
Time is the most precious asset. Do you want to waste your precious time?
Go to Smart Blogger
Take your dreams to action. Go outside yourself…write that BIO that draws people in. Learn from the Go To people. Hang on to every word Jon says. Find your niche. Create a podcast.
Be honest with yourself on why you chose to blog, and figure out what type of blogger you aim to be. People want authenticity, if they don’t believe what you have to say, all the “prettying up” means nothing.
Create content that connects to your audience.