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Ultimate Blogging Challenge – Success or Failure

Is daily blogging for you?

It starts again on July 1, 2015

You may remember that in April I had joined the Ultimate Blogging Challenge where you blog everyday for a month.  I started out great for the first 10 days feeling like I had some fun content.  The suggestions they sent as part of the resources where somewhat helpful.  I had forgot about blogging about books.  They suggested blogging about fun days and so I talked about the world figure skating chapionships.  However as time went on my business got very busy and I felt like I didn’t have interesting content so I blogged less.  I am glad I tried this experiment because:

1. It is not for me, once a week is a good time frame for me.  I can keep up with the schedule and I have content I am proud to share

2. I discovered that my new blog had not been set up the way  I thought and articles were not being shared with my social media sites.  Since I was blogging regularly I notice the change and got it corrected.

3.I received 30 different ideas for blogging.  Most were personal rather than business topics but they are excellent for brainstorming new ideas and new approaches to blogging.

So overall  I think the experiment was valuable.  Give it a try, it starts again on July 1, 2015 and let me know how it went for you.

Need Help Virtually all the Time?

Virtual Assistants are a profession that supply businesses with help in areas where the owner can’t or doesn’t want to do certain tasks.  This allows the owner to do the work that they are good at and hire a Virtual Assistant for as many hours as they need or can afford.

Janet Barclay of Organized Assistant  www.organizedassistant.com is a fantastic Virtual Assistant.  She specializes in website design and social media.  She designed my first website 7 years ago and redesign my new responsive wordpress website last year.  She takes care of hosting the site and letting me know what directories I might want my site on in addition to the directories she  has already used.  She is a wealth of information and  will answer my questions quickly and clearly.

An Organized Assistant can help you virtually all the time

An Organized Assistant can help you virtually all the time

She also is a blogger.  She runs Blogging Organizers for, yes, Professional Organizers who blog and Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. This blog has a different topic each month and contains lots of information for the public, submitted by Professional Organizers.  Her current topic is Organizing Basements and Attics  http://organizedassistant.com/organizing-basements-and-attics-professional-organizers-blog-carnival/  She helps the industry and Professionals Organizer become better known to the public.  If you are in a specific industry, look at her blogs and how she is helping the industry to grow, increasing her visibility  and helping other people in the industry.  It is a great model to explore if you want to become a leader  in your industry and love blogging.

Janet is an expert in social media.  She will do newletters, post on sites or teach you how to do it.  If you want to increase your visibility and need help with any platform use a Virtual Assistant to help you.

There are many Virtual Assistants who each specialize in different areas,

  • bookkeeping,
  • social media,
  • web cast videos,
  • specific software programs. etc.

Janet facilitates the Golden Horseshoe Virtual Assistants Association www.GHVA.ca .  Check out this site if you need help virtually all the time.

 

 

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