It is Summer. I’m sure you’ve noticed. In the media, this is also known as the silly season… and in a good many countries this is also referred to as cucumber time 🙂 The idea behind this is that there isn’t much relevant news to cover in the Summer… but hang on… are you sure? Is there nothing much relevant to blog about? I’d say: skip the Silly Season and continue blogging!
The moment you realise how you can blog successfully, you can achieve the same and more as big corporations do. How does this work? Well, this works because you don’t need a marketing budget for blogging, because blogging costs ZERO money. Continue reading
Why blog? Blogging is transformational for me, in many ways. I express this in as many ways as I can. the transformation also lies in transforming seeds into seedlings, seedlings into trees, and trees into blossom, and blossom into fruit. You are an entrepreneur and you want to make your mark, you want to make a difference, you want your clients to be totally transformed, empowered and bearing fruit! Continue reading
It is confession time. I regularly believe in my own fairy tales. This may sound cute, but the fairy tale that shocked me was when I sat down to write one of my blog posts and heard my mind tell me: “I don’t know have a topic to write about. And then I thought” WHAT AM I THINKING?! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! Continue reading
Inspiration is equally important for your blog as a practical approach to blogging. Blogging shouldn’t be a P.E.S.T. – meaning that it costs too much Pain Effort Stress and Time. This is my main reason for drawing inspiration and practical support from entrepreneurs. So, I’ve decided to go for the win-win by blogging with another expert, so that I can help & support two experts and their readers, in just one blog post. As I have benefitted so much from the tips and workshops by Elfriede Krauth, and since we’ve known each other for years and we wish each other the very best, I wanted to share the same smart strategies I enjoy so much, with you. Continue reading
Well done. You have written your blog post. Now what? You know you have written something useful, valuable and worthwhile for your clients, readers and fans. What’s next? You want a great finishing line. So you can finish like a pro – with a great call to action. That sounds simple, but isn’t always as simple as it sounds, am I right? Continue reading
Are you like me? Able to fret ages about what you should put in your introduction? Wondering what people need to read, before they will read the rest of your blog post? I found a simple solution to that and I am happy to share that with you here!
My blog is the beating heart of my website. Every week I post a new article and present it to my clients, fans and readers. I love doing this, spreading useful tips and tools, preferably the easy way. I call this the B.E.S.T. way: with as little Brain Activity, Energy, Stress and Time as possible! Continue reading
You may well feel you’re the only one in your field who doesn’t have a blog. And that this makes you feel silly. Well, so long as you feel silly, your blog won’t happen. Why? Putting yourself down isn’t going to get you into the right frame of mind to put your valuable content into a nice, pleasant, value-packed blog post… is it? Continue reading
I remember how much time I sweated over writing the content for my first web site. I totally got my knickers in a twist about what to write, how to write it, what writing style to use, and it took me ages, every time. Continue reading
Let me share with you what has been part of my journey: in 2003 I started to blog as a freelance translator. I knew nothing about marketing. I had never heard of target audience, and I most certainly had never given any thought to who my ideal readers could be. All I knew was that I had a unique combination of experience, knowledge and style, as a construction engineer and translator Dutch & English. That is what I wanted to blog about. So I did 🙂 Continue reading
What is Blog Fog?
Clarity is King. Blog Fog will stand in the way. When you are not entirely clear what your main purpose of your blog is, then you have a problem. Why? Well, not only will wil show in what you write, how you write, what topics you will cover, and slow you down. You won’t connect with your readers, your content will be safe but superficial. Continue reading