Our BizSugar community participated in its first Facebook chat Monday with great turnout and participation. Our special guest Ileane Smith of Basic Blog Tips, answered questions and shared insights on the topic of “Creating Content Gold.” You can check out the entire archived chat by visiting the BizSugar Facebook page.
Thanks to everyone that joined us and especially those that asked questions. We hope you enjoyed our very first Bizsugar Facebook chat and will join us again.
Among questions Ileane fielded from the BizSugar community were an inquiry about how much research should be done when preparing a blog post:
I’m always reading blogs and curating content on the web. That way I always have ideas for blog posts handy. Here’s what I use to curate content – Scoop.it, Tumblr, Paper.li and I even use Pinterest now too. For example if you head over to my Facebook page you’ll see a tab for my podcasting Pins.
She also answered a question about how long the average blog post (say 600 words) generally takes her to create:
I don’t have a specific rule of thumb. But if you find that you are spending too much time writing good blog posts, then you should start looking for guest bloggers. MyBlogGuest is a good place to start if you don’t know anyone you can ask. You can also consider outsourcing.
Ileane also responded to the all important question of how to go about getting those guest bloggers that add variety to your content:
I belong to a ton of blogging communities like BizSugar (of course) Blog Engage, Blokube and a few others. I also visit a lot of blogs so many people in the blogging community get to know me. I’m very visible and approachable and that makes it easy for people to request guest posts. On the other hand – I recorded a video AND [an] audio podcast listing all of the instructions and requirements for guest posters. This saves a lot of time when I need to respond to requests that seem to come “out of the blue”. LOL
Have any other questions you’d like to pose to Ileane? Stop over at her Basic Blog Tips Facebook page and she’ll be happy to chat with you.