Blogging For Social Media
In order to build an online presence for your brand, you need both a blog and social media accounts. Previously, social media and blogging were separate, but today they work together. Without blogging, you cannot take full advantage of all that social media can offer your brand. Blogs give you the opportunity to enrich your social media with long-form posts, and you can use your social media to drive traffic to your blog.
Let’s talk about how you can improve your marketing by writing a blog for your brand.
What Are the Benefits of Blogging?
Blogs help you build relationships with your audience. They help you connect with your audience on a personal level. Readers gain knowledge, experiences, and ideas through blogs. When you publish a blog, you establish yourself as an expert on whatever topic you blog about. Writing high-quality blogs helps you establish yourself as an authority in your field. Using social media blogs can also convert traffic to leads and leads into customers.
Blog Writing: What Should I Do?
Having learned why a blog is valuable to your brand, you may be wondering where and how you can start one. In each blog post, you should include a few things.
Ensure Your Post Is Relevant
The quality of your content doesn’t matter if it isn’t relevant. Your blog is about establishing value and authority in whatever space you are in. If you run a page that focuses on roofing, a blog about paving streets might not go over very well. It might also negatively impact your brand. Whenever you write a blog, relevancy should be your first priority. To find missing information in the space, know your audience and perform keyword research.
Provide Useful Information in Your Posts
Relevance alone is not enough. Your post needs to provide your readers with information that they did not know before. This information should be useful and relevant; it should educate your readers. The most valuable information is useful information. Topics such as “How To” posts offer valuable information relevant to your industry.
If you provide services to a particular industry, then your blog is where you can share whatever ideas pop into your head. Use it wisely.
Keywords Must Be Relevant
Researching keywords before writing your blog is one of the most helpful things you can do. Search engine optimization starts with selecting the right keywords and adding them to your blog posts.
Additionally, you’ll be able to choose the right hashtags for your social media posts with the help of keyword research. You can add a #marketing hashtag when you write about marketing, but it won’t help. Marketing covers a wide range of topics. When you use general terms, more posts will be made about it, which means yours won’t be noticed.
Using your keywords, search hashtags. How popular are they? How often do they get used? Make sure that your most recent post on the topic is visible if someone searches for the hashtag.
Keeping Your Readers Engaged
An effective blog post is one that is well written. The blog post should be engaging, informative, and personal. Don’t be afraid to show your personality. Your company can provide real-life examples of how it can solve problems by adding personal stories to your posts.
Start A Discussion
It is so valuable to create a conversation around your blog, and this is a part of engaging your reader. Take the time to incorporate your readers into your blog posts. You can include a call to action at the end of your post for feedback, comments, and thoughts. Once the discussion starts, don’t forget to comment!
Readability Is Key
Nobody’s willing to read walls of text. If a post is too difficult to read, nobody is going to read it, no matter how well written it is. Use bullet points, lists, and images to make your content easy to understand. Check your work for readability before publishing. Keep them interested before they even begin to read.
Don’t Make It Too Long
There is no standard length for a successful blog post; it can vary from person to person. There are people who think a proper blog post should be around 500 words, while others think anything less than 1,500 words isn’t worth it.
Generally, we try to keep our posts at 1,000 words, but we never impose a strict limit. The length of your blog post should be whatever you need it to be. Don’t worry about adding a lot of filler if you can convey your point in 400 words or less. It doesn’t matter how long your blog is as long as you provide quality content.
Keeping Your Blog Active
It takes time and effort to maintain a well-written, engaging blog once you have started it. Finding your most effective content is the first step. It should be obvious, but it is worth mentioning nonetheless. Tracking how many shares a piece of content receives on social media lets you figure out what type of content is most engaging. Having this type of data at your fingertips can help you identify new topics and keywords for future content.
Additionally, you should monitor your competitors’ engagement to see how their users are interacting with them. To further develop your content plan, see what is performing well on their sites.
It’s crucial to reply to any questions, comments, or thoughts you receive from your followers. Writing a blog is just the beginning. It’s all about engaging your audience.
Providing quality content in a blog can help you establish a reputation for thought leadership in the relevant industry space. Your blog can also provide you with additional content for your social media channels. Where do you get the ideas for your content? Comment below and let us know your favorite strategies!