Blogging Post-a-week 2011

2011 the year of Blogging

The is my last post for the Post-a-week challenge 2011.
I began at the start of 2011 all bright eyes and busy tailed, starting in a blog post ‘10 Reasons 2…Get Going‘ as a way to motivate myself.

Using the questions posed by the Worpress ‘Post a Week Challenge’ I am sharing my thoughts on Blogging…

Here are 10 questions to help you determine your blogging strategy for the new year:

1. Why did you start the Post a Day/Week Challenge?
I wanted to generate content for my website, informing new clients about my business, what I do and how I do it.

2. Describe the state of your blog at the time you started the challenge.
I had written 18 blogs from my website launch in August 2010, an average of about a blog a week and I wanted to continue this momentum.

3. How did your blog evolve over the course of the challenge?
I began to look at key services my business provides and making sure it was supported by great content.
I have created 16 tags to support my 6 main business services. So if you click on ‘Newsletters‘ you get all the posts relating to this core service, supporting ‘Newsletters – An efficient way to communicate‘. This has helped me to check the quantity of content and plan future blog posts.

4. Did you post as often as you had hoped? Why or why not?
Yes, although some posts were set to publish in the future and some were retrospectively posted, if I had got a little behind. You need flexibly.

5. What type of blogging strategy works best for you?
Discipline – just sitting down and getting it done!
Also I scribble note down when I get ideas in my diary, I can then look at this list picking what I want to blog about.

6. If you could go back to the beginning, what would you do differently?
I should have shared more. I would probably should have been a bit keener to ‘Tweet’ my blogs. Writing on a Friday, then posting mid week and tweeting about it. I have tended to upload a post on a Friday, have a glass of wine to celebrate and forget to share the post in the week.

7. What are you most proud of accomplishing this year?
I am proud of getting new business through my website. I have a few new clients who have approached me on the strength of my website and the blog.

8. What surprised you about the challenge?
A great story and pictures are very powerful – this shouldn’t surprise me as a PR person – ‘words and pictures’ are great!

9. What advice would you give to others who want to blog regularly?
Just sit down & DO IT

10. What are your blogging goals for 2012?
I might not blog every week – then again I probably will, I ❤ blogging.

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