Are you finally thinking that now is the time to get on the social media train? Held off for some time but are thinking that you need to start taking advantage of the tools at your disposal? There are a lot of you out there in that boat, I can tell you that much for sure.
For the past 3-4 years now much of the content I have created online has pivoted around blogging. Social media and marketing as well as business has been a topic I have centrally focused on and in particular over the past year I have enjoyed it immensely as there has been more feedback than ever before.
Over the past number of weeks I have been advocating the importance of taking a break. Not a big hiatus or taking breaks every other week but when the opportunity rolls around it is important to take that time to disconnect, recharge and get ready to go out and crush it again.
Being a blogger is intense if you want to build and maintain your presence, regardless of how long you have been blogging for everyone out there has the same advice of building and maintaining consistency. But what about breaks?
Something I have been asked about a few times over the past couple of months is how much it would cost for us to create blog content for their clients. So we have decided to introduce a new pricing payment into the packages we have listed on the homepage of the website – The Blogging Package.
Big news from the office to end this week! As I am sure many of you know by now I recently undertook a very difficult decision to leave Irish Tech News, one of the largest tech blogs in Ireland so that I could concentrate 100% on putting Mark Dalton Media content first and giving complete priority to that content.
By @A lot of people are shocked or amazed when they hear how long it took me to get it right. I started my first free WordPress blog when I was 16 years old. I was 26 when I started writing for Irish Tech News. I spent 10 years in my free time trying to figure it out.
Over the past couple of days you may have noticed content appearing in my Snapchat story throughout the day where I post a series of snaps talking about the written content which has been posted that morning. So yesterday I posted a series of snaps talking about how to get around Facebook’s algorithm changes, the day before was talking about the post related to the actual algorithm change.
Yesterday we tackled why you shouldn’t be a blogger highlighting the amount of time it takes, the dedication, the commitment, the hustle and the simple fact that a lot of blogs which get started up right now – as in started today – will be closed in a number of months.
Over the past 10 years I have learnt a lot about blogging. I have opened and closed blogs, had blogs where I thought ‘this is the one!’ before shutting it down mere months or weeks later. This is a two part piece, today I am going to talk about why you shouldn’t be a blogger and tomorrow I will talk about why you should be a blogger. Something for everyone!