I just went to write a post an realized I am at almost two years since I last posted. Yikes! Truth is that my wife and I have been involved in so much work that I rarely get to post on my own personal blog. Hope to rectify that soon. Since I last posted I have graduated Valedictorian from Full Sail University with a B.S. in Internet Marketing. I have also founded 3 different businesses with my wife. One of them is a run based business which puts on fun runs. That is the Fun Run Group LLC. The other is events of all types with some marketing consulting as well, that is called Event Marketing Creative. If you get a chance check out our latest project: http://www.superheroes5k.com
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What factors are most important in a blog? What about a blog would make you read it?”
The great thing about communication today is how many options we have in doing it. The problem is that all those options are all vying for our attention as well. I think that there is a lot of over communication today as a result. That being said a blog has to capture the reader in order to get their precious attention. That means interesting titles and headlines that hook you. You must be able to concisely point out articles and links while still letting your personality shine through. Long blogs are not something most people want to read. I know my own blogs tend to get a little out of hand length wise.
Subject matter is the biggest thing however. No matter how good the writing is boring subjects won’t capture me or any other reader of a blog. I think that having new or new spin on a older story is an integral part. No one wants the same news in the same way. I use blogs as a source of news and expect them to be fresh. New posts regularly help to keep me coming back. I found some good articles by a great site dailyblogtips.com and included them below as well.
18 blog tips to help you succeed in 2010
101 ways to promote your blog
IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU SEE COMMUNICATION AS A COMMODITY FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE?
Social Media and Content are rapidly becoming a major part of marketing today. Just as rapidly they are becoming a commodity as well. YouTube will actually pay content providers per 1,000 views they receive per piece of content. Vloggers like Shay Carl, Fred, Phillip De Franco, Shay Carl, and the Venetian Princess, all make a living and a good one as far as I can tell. Check out this link to read more about how much YouTube partners can make. Most of them also make money-selling merchandise in addition to their paychecks from YouTube. But YouTube is not the only example. Social Media consulting is rapidly becoming a commodity as well. As companies struggle to take advantage of the changing marketing landscape they look for help from consulting. No longer is it enough to just do the social networking thing. Companies must provide relevant and interesting content to join in the social media conversation. Read more here.
Blogging like Vlogging is rapidly becoming a commodity as well. Besides sites like blogger and wordpress offer additional services for a price. Like other forms of content, blogs are becoming valuable for the eyeballs it attracts. However like all commodities its value can fluxuate. Because of the saturation of amateur content, blogs and other mediums are suffering. It is increasingly harder for people to profit off of their content because of the amount of content out there. Read more here.
Another way communication is becoming a commodity is charging to communicate. VOIP lines (Voice Over Internet Protocol) like Skype are making money as a means to talk on the phone or via video chat. It and other companies like Vonage are making money off of our desire to communicate. With easy ways to connect internationally these companies offer a cheaper way to connect with contacts. For more information read more here. All in all whether its content or a VOIP company there are many examples of communication becoming a commodity today from a business perspective.
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