Savvy bloggers know how to keep fresh content flowing even when they've been too busy to stamp and have nothing new to post! Once you know these insider blogging tips, you'll spot them all over!
Here's a compilation of five easy "desperation" blog posts, pulled together from a great conversation over on the Song of My Heart Business Demonstrators Facebook group (active Stampin' Up demonstrator? join us!)
- Year in Review: December and the upcoming New Year is a great time to do a "retrospective" and look back on favorite projects from the past year. You can do a theme--most-pinned cards of 2016--or top tutorials of 2016--but the easiest is just to pick your personal favorite project from each month and compile them into one blog post. Provide links to the original projects so people can easily go back and look at the tips and products used if they see one they really like.
- My Top Five: "Top Ten"-style lists (or Five, or Seven or whatever) posts are a great way to add value to your site without actually adding more projects. You're just sharing a list of items you love, in order, with a note or two about why you ranked the products in that order. People LOVE Top Ten lists! They can't help but read them all and compare your thoughts to theirs and how they might rank the items differently. It's fantastic interactive thought about OUR products. Use TAMS (www.thesearemystamps.com) to make a professional, custom-linked list with a nice header and space for comments next to each product.
- Color Challenge: also available from TAMS (my absolute favorite demonstrator resource blog!) is a super-fast color combo generator. Use any photo (or no photo) to create a gorgeous, professional JPEG graphic with the color swatches. I make a bunch in one sitting and schedule them to go live in advance. That way I can be consistent with hardly any effort.
- Paper Pumpkin: You can easily make at least one post a month using the adorable unboxing videos Stampin' Up produces. Add the links to your personalized Paper Pumpkin sign up, and the shopping links for the pre-paid subscriptions, and you've got a good, content-filled post that will regularly contribute to the blog but take very little time to create.
- New to Stamping? Start Here: brand-new stampers are a hugely overlooked group. Demonstrator at all levels tend to ignore them and focus on projects that suit their own range of talents. Creating "on-boarding" posts designed to direct newbies to the basics should be a high priority. What tools do they need to begin? What easy techniques should they learn first? What do you suggest they get in the Starter Kit? Do you need to start a new blog category for SIMPLE cards? Stamps-Ink-Paper--do they know that's all they need to begin?
Love these ideas? There's more where that came from! Click here for Part Two. Keep calm and blog on!