Ready for another roundup? Here are five unique and informational posts about marketing and business that you’re bound to learn something from. Enjoy!
101+ Sources for Blog Content Ideas
Written by Brian Lang
This post is exactly what it sounds like… and that’s one gigantic list of places and ways to find inspiration. With this post Brian has pretty much wiped out your every excuse for not blogging. I suggest you bookmark it and browse when you’re looking for ideas. I thought #77 was pretty cool: discuss popular quotes or sayings and agree or disagree. Take a look and pick your favorite ideas from the list.
Should My Small Business Blog? 10 Alternatives To Traditional Blogging
Written by Jamie Lee Wallace
And while we’re speaking of blogging, this post offers some great alternatives to the traditional pen-and-paper kind. If you’re not a writer, don’t fret. You can still take advantage of the benefits of blogging and Jamie gives you ten ways to do it. You’re bound to find something that tickles your creative bone without taxing your tentative grasp on grammar rules. These are all ways to get your message out there while providing value and being more visible. Find your favorite.
I Want A Life
Written by Kaarina Dillabough
This one resonated with me because it’s all about the disconnect we can sometimes feel in a constantly-connected world. We’re often so busy “running around” online, making sure we engage and comment and share that we can lose sight of what we’re doing and what’s really important. Kaarina reminds us that there’s more to life than the virtual kind. If you’re looking for a little inspiration and a reminder to unplug now and then, check out this post.
How To Be A More Productive Blogger [And Add 37 Minutes To Every Hour!]
Written by Sté Kerwer
Speaking of disconnecting… this post is a great reminder that just because we’re online doesn’t mean we’re being productive! Sté shows you how easy it is to lose whole chunks of your day in increments of just a minute or two at a time. If you’re familiar with the Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/[insert social channel here] time suck then this post is for you. After you read it, start being more mindful of where your minutes and seconds can go. And reclaim them!
5 Social Media Tips To Ignore
Written by Jon Thomas
Do you sometimes find yourself hopping from one bandwagon to the next, following the “pros” only to find that you have no idea what works, what doesn’t and why you’re doing it all in the first place? You’re not alone. The good news is there’s an easy solution and that’s to start paying attention to your own results and observations. In this post, Jon gives you five bits of advice that you can think twice about… then again you can think twice about any advice… and stop the crazy, contradictory cycle of simply following someone else’s lead.
Stay cool and enjoy the weekend!