Blogs: Still Your Most Reliable Social Media Tool

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Posted on March 26th 2013

Blogs: Still Your Most Reliable Social Media Tool

With the abundance of social media options out there to choose from, business owners have multiple ways to increase their exposure. Social media is without a doubt a pivotal part of helping any new business grow. But in the maelstrom of social media options, many businesses are overlooking one of the most basic and important options at their disposal: blogging.

Yeah, sure, blogging is a little old, tired, and in some cases even a terrible cliché. But when a small business operates its blog properly, there can be an amazing amount of influence behind it.

Many people have a pretty common thought that seems sensible at first: “I can sum up a blog post in a tweet. Why waste the time and energy posting up a blog post?” 

Well, here are three key reasons why.

blogging influenceBlogging is more personal. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and all other social media kings, blog platforms such as Blogspot and Wordpress were built to actually write. By taking the time to write a blog post to your audience, it shows that you have taken the time and effort to craft a message to either teach them something or to better relate to them. A blog post is the absolute best way to build a relationship with your target audience.

A blog post stands a better chance of going viral than a tweet or a Facebook post. This is especially true of blog posts centered around original videos or photos. Take a look at Twitter during the course of any hour: most links are to blog posts. A well thought out blog post will go viral faster than anything else you can do with social media.

It helps build a sense of expertise in your industry. If you want people to see you as an expert or a go-to source within your industry, writing well-crafted and deeply researched blog posts are essential. Write posts with confidence but also let your personality shine through; humor and an ability to identify with your audience are always good traits to integrate into your posts.

For these reasons and many more, blogging remains crucial in order to position yourself at the top of your industry. Its ability to stimulate conversation and raise important issues is invaluable to small business. 

Take a look at your own blog and ask yourself if it is getting the attention it deserves.

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bobby marhamat

branding expert, bobbymarhamat.com

Welcome to my world of branding.

Before I start rambling, I want you to get to know me. So I pieced together a quick bio to walk you through my career thus far.

I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. In fact, I created my first company when I was nine years old. I have helped many companies and business owners look at different ways to make more money by unifying their brand and creating a niche within their target market.

I have worked with and increased exposure and ROI for a number of fortune 500 companies’, including Sprint Nextel, Looksmart, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Verizon Wireless EVO² – not to forget about the hundreds of small business owners that I have taught how to peel away the old layers in their business – with a clear focus on branding themselves to the top.

So I welcome you to the world of branding – and the direct affect it will have on your business’ existence.

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Comments

ThatAngela
Posted on March 27th 2013 at 10:35PM

Do you have any stats to back up your assertion that a blog stands a better chance of going viral?

ThatAngela
Posted on March 27th 2013 at 10:35PM

Do you have any stats to back up your assertion that a blog stands a better chance of going viral?