Today’s assignment: publish a follow-up post inspired by your post from Day 19. If applicable, publicize it on a social network.
Publishing something in a new-to-you format doesn’t have to mean diluting your focus; you can weave a variety of posts together on whatever subjects you blog about to reinforce your points and keep readers interested.
Today’s assignment: publish a follow-up post inspired by your post from Day Nineteen. If applicable, publicize it on a social network.
Why do this?
- Because it’s important to be aware of all the avenues of inspiration you have at your disposal.
- Because it’s great to know how to weave posts of different formats through your blog.
- Because using social networks effectively helps you grow your audience.
First, go back to your last post. What about it inspires you? What feelings does it engender? What moved you to post it in the first place? What did it feel like to try something new? Were there comments? Start there and see where it takes you.
If you posted a quote, link, or image, think about how to expand that into a fuller post, perhaps one that connects the dots for your readers and clarifies why you posted it. If you normally post shorter pieces and went with something longer, do the opposite — think about how a great photo or quote can punctuate what you wrote.
If the instruction “use a hashtag on Twitter” sounds like gibberish to you, read this.
Once you’ve polished your post and you feel like it’s ready to share with the world, introduce it on your social networks. If you’ve connected with Publicize, create a custom tweet or status update to accompany the post — share your post’s most important takeaway, or create intrigue by hinting at something readers can learn only from reading your post. If you’re publicizing to Twitter, see if there’e a relevant hashtag to include.
Ready? Good. Get writing. For feedback, The Commons awaits.