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Tips for Blogging & Tweeting on the Job

I recently came across this article by Andrew Worob at “PR at Sunrise” that gave some excellent tips for using social media for corporate purposes. I enjoyed reading them because they were simple and made sense!

1) Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was any social media community. If you invest and start your own blog, Twitter handle, etc. you are kidding yourself if you expect instant ROI. Be patient, give it time, and you’ll see the rewards in the long run.

2) How often should you blog/tweet? Whenever you have content that provides value to your readers. But more than anything, be consistent.

3) You don’t need to have a crisis communications meeting whenever you see a negative comment about your company. Respond to those comments with honest thoughts and never delete them from your page (if applicable). That person may not like your company, but they’ll respect you even more when they see that you didn’t  ignore their comment.

4) Gaining admirers on these networks is not rocket science. Engage with people and be transparent. That’s how you gain and maintain an audience.

5) Do not put someone in charge of your blog/Twitter handle, etc. that does not want to be there in the first place. You need someone that WANTS to be involved. Take it from me, writing a blog is hard work … but it’s a lot of fun if you enjoy it!

It will definitely help to keep these in mind when you are entering the world of public relations or any career where implementing social media is an every day duty. Best blogging wishes!

Information used on this blog post can be found at the following website:

http://worob.com/2010/04/19/five-social-media-tips-for-corporate-bloggers-and-tweeters/

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Why You Should Get A Blogging Buddy!

The world of blogging can be scary, and sometimes I find myself lost and confused. Other than doing projects for publications, I’m not an avid blogger. Maybe I would be more motivated to post topics if I had more friends in the blogging community. Unfortunately, none of my friends have a blog of any kind. That’s when I realized it would be a good idea to find a friend online that could teach me the ropes of expanding my networking skills.

Eric Hamm from Up-And-Coming-Blogger and “Motivate Thyself” and Sean Platt from Writer Dad came up with 10 good reasons for having a “blogging buddy” on the internet. The following 5 are my favorite reasons:

5 Good Reasons To Blog With A Friend!

These boys obviously have a fun time combining their blogging skills.

1. You can have someone to vent to, who understands your situation.

“Simply knowing that someone else is feeling, or has felt, something similar, can be all we need to know our feelings are only fleeting.”

2. You can help each other stay motivated as you share encouragement.

“Your buddy is part of your team. Success for one means success for all.”

3. You can feedback on posts, prior to pressing publish.

“Having someone with whom to send our words for perusal can make all the difference in how we feel about our work.”

4. You can share each others posts through social media and with other bloggers.

“Even with audience overlap, a post spread by your blogging buddy will extend to a different audience than your own.”

5. You can share each others talents.

“Fate seems to have an odd way of laying opposites together, and often you will find that the talents of your blogging buddy, or buddies, will nicely compliment your own.”

Hamm and Platt make some excellent points about why blogging shouldn’t be as hard as people make it out to be. Life is all about who you know and getting to know more people in the process, and by blogging with a partner, there is definitely going to be an increase in the amount of readers exposed to your blog. Having someone to vent my frustrations to is something I would absolutely enjoy, instead of sitting at my computer with an angry face hoping it will notice I am frustrated. Bottom line, it helps to have input from another blogger. Now I am going to have to search for the perfect blogging buddy! I wonder if you go to eHarmony or match.com….

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