Which of these statements is true?
A. You'll have a 20-hour work week with a computer (circa 1989).
B. A vacuum robot will make your life easier.
C. Blog writing can be easy.
If you chose C, you're absolutely right! Whether you love to write and can't wait to write your next article or if you hate to write and procrastinate, you'll find some reassurance and tips here.
Did you know 61 percent of U.S. online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog? (Source: BlogHer)
How can you save time and still have an effective blog that your readers will look to for advice? Here are three tips to get you blogging in no time.
1. Short sells.
Blog writing is valuable for travel and tourism pros! Yet many people procrastinate as they think they have to write a long missive each time. Great news—short sells! That's right: Short posts with less than 500 words are popular today with time-starved readers.
- Short sentences help break up the text.
- Short paragraphs keep your readers alert and reading to the end.
Learn how three tips will help you write your next blog in 20 minutes or less!
2. Foto fixes.
Is that a typo? Not exactly, yet it got your attention. Photos grab people's attention as they're scanning and skimming. Now I'll bet you have a ton of travel photos lurking on your hard drive. Turn those photos into a captivating blog post.
3. Video adds variety.
If you hate to write but love to talk, video is your key to success. Embed a video or a live-stream video you've done, then write that all-important, attention-grabbing opening paragraph. After your embedded video, close off with a thought-provoking closing paragraph. Easy!
Written by Catherine Heeg, an international speaker and trainer who focuses on social media marketing strategies for the tourism and hospitality industry. Join the conversation and connect with her at www.cmsspeaking.com and socially.