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Interviews, articles and tips related to creative careers.

May28

Career Spotlight: Michele Weisman of Likeable Media

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Right before Memorial Weekend started, we had the opportunity to chat with Michele Weisman, PR & Social Media Manager at Likeable Media. Yes, @ottogrl! As you wine down from the weekend festivities, catch our interview recap and what it is like to work at a social media agency.

Creative Interns: What is a typical day for a PR & Social Media manager at a growing social media agency?

Michele Weisman: I’m a team of one and Likeable Media is a fast-paced and fast-growing company. I follow a yearly Marketing Plan with activities each month, but sometimes new tasks may come up. My typical duties include:

  • Creating daily content and monitoring Likeable Media’s communities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and various social media networks.
  • Brainstorm and manage content for the company blog. Posts are published daily.
  • Establish and deepen the agency’s relationships with journalists, event programmers and brand marketers.
  • Book guests and help market the podcast, “All the Social Ladies,” hosted by Carrie Kerpen, Likeable Media’s CEO.
  • Founder and moderator of the agency’s weekly Twitter chat, #LikeableChat
  • Working closely with the sales team to help create content, such as eBooks, white papers and webinars to generate leads.

Last week, I launched “Shut Up and Listen,” a social listening e-book (available for download at likeableaudits.com) and I worked with the agency’s Creative and New Business teams to assist with the launch.

CI: What made you choose a career path in social media and digital communications?

MW: In 2008, I discovered Likeable Media during my sophomore year at Syracuse University (GO ORANGE!). A Facebook ad that was describing their internship program led me to a Facebook group (at the time, you could only post Facebook ads via a group) called theKbuzz. Likeable Media used to be called theKbuzz before being rebranded in May 2010. Since I already secured my sophomore summer internship, I applied to intern at Likeable Media one year later. I landed the position and at that time I had no idea of social media’s business implications.

After I completed the summer internship, Dave Kerpen asked me to be his executive assistant while I was still a senior at Syracuse. Once I graduated, I was offered the executive assistant position with a full-time offer. Likeable Media and its co-founders, Dave and Carrie Kerpen, have taught me everything I know about social media. I fell in love with the industry and the constant innovation and creativity. It’s amazing how you could be connected with anyone. It’s a fast-paced industry and it is such an exciting time to work in the social media industry.

CI: For news and updates in social media, what are your go-to resources and websites?

MW: I read a lot! I love LinkedIn Pulse. They have a ton of great content on there from LinkedIn influencers, connections and more. I also read Mashable, Ad Age, NY Times, Fast Company, Ragan, Buzzfeed, Inc. and Forbes. I also have different twitter lists to keep up with what my followers are tweeting about. Twitter is the main app I use.

CI: What is your most memorable moment at Likeable?

MW: Back in 2012, we put on a one-day conference called LikeableU. We had 400 attendees and 100+ speakers ranging from Peter Shankman, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Aliza Licht (@DKNY), Jeff Pulver and Frank Eliason. We also had representatives from brands including Red Mango, New York Times, CNN, Chobani, Twitter, Warby Parker, MLB, Cisco, LinkedIn, Hubspot, ESPN, Meetup, GetGlue, StumbleUpon and Eventbrite. I’m very passionate about event planning and really enjoy the process of putting together a big event.

CI: Give us one word to describe the corporate culture at Likeable. 

MW: It may sound cliche but we are likeable. Staying true to its belief that it pays to be likeable, the agency is committed to creating a more likeable world by providing an entrepreneurial environment that is both rewarding and challenging for employees. Recent activities include potluck meals, food drives, forums, retreats, sport recreational teams, field days and professional development trainings. I’m lucky and fortunate to work in an environment that allows me to grow professionally.

CI: What advice would you give students looking to enter your field or even work at your company?

MW: The best advice I can give is to always be nice to people. You never know when you will need someone’s expertise or when you will want someone to introduce you to a particular person. Make sure that when people help you, you can help others as well. Paying it forward is always good. In addition, don’t be afraid to network. We live in a world where everyone is on the Internet, so try to use your social networks effectively!

To connect with Michele Weisman further, follow her on Twitter at @ottogrl.

 

May13

4 Ways to Land a Social Media Internship

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The growth of social media has led to an increase in internships and opportunities. The rise of internships and opportunities also means an increase in competition. Stand out from the pack by adapting these 4 different ways to land a social media internship.

Use your social media accounts for professional good

According to CareerBuilder, 37% of companies search for potential job candidates on social media. With that said, use your social media accounts for professional good and successfully set up your digital footprint. Think about it, why would a company hire an individual to handle their social media platforms if they can’t handle their own? Companies are looking for individuals who are active on social media, transparent and yet professional.

Create a Portfolio

An online portfolio showcasing your work is a great way to set your self apart from others who are still depending on the traditional resume. Whether it’s your own dot com website or a video reel, you should have a shareable online portfolio that showcases your qualifications and experiences.

Superb writing skills

Knowing how to creatively weave a sentence together is a great skill to have when working in social media. Not only to mention, great grammar skills! A great social media intern knows how to get a message across in their writing and are also able to communicate well in short-form writing. Jonathan Sexton, CEO of socialgladiator.com says, “To me, someone with a good sense of wit and charm in their writing is appealing. Some of the best brands in social media have that combination and it’s attractive to users.”

Learn the responsibilities of a social media intern

Many neglect to understand that interning or working in social media is far more than updating your company’s Facebook status. It is also about math and understanding network analytics, data mining, research and content marketing. If you really want to stand out, learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite. The programs included can help to enhance a company’s online community without outsourcing or hiring another individual.

 

May05

Landing The Job: Marie Alcober

1098038_10153178729605160_2066378516_nOnce you land your dream internship, where do you go from there? Many students take on internships with the hopes of coming out with a job. Although it’s never a guarantee, there’s always opportunity to put yourself out there and get noticed. Recent Ryerson University journalism graduate Marie Alcober shares insight into how she went from an intern to a web producer at the Business News Network (BNN).

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m a curious, fly-by-the-seat-off-my-pants kind of girl. I don’t shy away from new things and I’m not afraid to admit that I know very little. That’s what’s so great about the journalism industry. I get the opportunity to meet smart people and learn from their expertise everyday.

How did you first land your internship with BNN?

To be able to graduate, I had to complete an internship program during my fourth year at Ryerson University. The only goal I set for myself, really, was to do an internship that would really put me out of my comfort zone. I figured that this was my last chance to try something different before going into the “real world.” Initially, I had planned to do reporting in the Philippines, where I thought I could test my resilience. But when that didn’t pan out, I thought of the second hardest type of journalism that I thought I could never do: business. So I emailed my internship coordinator and she gave me a contact at BNN. I emailed the network’s executive producer and got an interview in two weeks.

What attracted you to this company?

The fact that it’s the only TV channel in Canada that focuses only on business and finance news. It’s a great place to have an immersive learning experience because you don’t get pulled into different areas of news.

What skills did you learn during your internship?

I learned to actually read reports—cover to cover. Journalism school teaches students to listen for “juicy quotes” but a lot of reporting is simply poring over documents. Surprisingly, in most cases the more interesting points are only glossed over in page one. You’ve got to dig deep.

How long did you intern with BNN?

Six weeks.

What was the most valuable thing you took from your internship experience?

When you throw yourself into a situation knowing that everything about it will be new and unfamiliar, it sort of gives you a sense of self like never before. That’s probably the most valuable thing I took from this—a self-assurance that I can dip my toes into all sorts of new and unfamiliar endeavors and not be afraid of them.

How did you turn your internship into a job?

The truth of it is, I simply asked. I let my supervisor know that I would make myself available for them if they ever need any help. I asked if I could stay on as an intern, so I could get the hang of everything, in case they needed someone to fill in during the holidays.

What role do you have within the company now?

I’m part of BNN.ca‘s web team. I edit and post videos and wire stories to the website. I also write mini-articles that go along with interview segments. Basically, I help make sure that the television segments are translated into web content that’s hopefully valuable to both the core BNN viewers and the wider online audience as well.

What advice do you have for other interns?

Don’t pretend like you know it all. The veterans will see right through you. And besides, it’s easier for you to absorb your surroundings when you let yourself become a blank slate.

May02

How Can Young Creatives Thrive?

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Young creatives always ask this one question, “how can I succeed within my industry?” As a young creative we are constantly on the grind creating products and working with top startups, in order to reach plateaus of success. In doing so, we pursue money and power – two variables that inevitably come with success. However, we often miss the mark because we forget about the, important, third variable.

Just recently Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post, published her book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder. Her book focuses on going pass those two metrics, which lead to burnout and stress-related illnesses. Arianna wants us to focus more on thriving and living a life of wellness.

So, how can young creatives thrive?

  • Pay it forward: We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded by societal problems that one individual can not solve. Don’t allow your bank account or your pursuit of the corner office, measure how successful you are. Rather, allow the change you create in another life to define your success.
  • Travel: “The best education is taking two worlds and comparing it. ” You truly reach plateaus of success, once you understand and embrace different cultures. Move past your comfort zone and see the world and what it can offer you.
  • Stay Fit: Your brain needs the right fuel to function properly in order to keep your creative mind spinning. This means eating the right foods and being active. You can’t succeed in your respective industry, if your health is falling apart.
  • Unplug: We live in an always on, always connected world. Take it from a public relations and digital marketing professional… it is great to unplug! Close your laptop, turn off your cell for a few hours and go out and create lasting memories with family, friends and co-workers. 
  • Just live: Simply live life and be thankful that everyday you have the chance to do it all over again.

As Arianna Huffington said, “we have shrunk a good life down to two metrics of success: money and power, and this is like trying to sit on a two-legged stool; sooner or later you fall off.” Young creatives, do the work but never forget to thrive!

Apr24

Intern Spotlight: Kailey Sibley

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Intern Position Title: Social Media for CBC Olympics and Hockey Night in Canada

Company: CBC Sports

Location: Toronto

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I’m a tiny sports fanatic living in downtown Toronto. I’ve recently finished the Radio & Television Arts program at Ryerson University, and am working my way into the world of sports broadcasting. I can tell you anything you need to know about the Stanley Cup, loose-leaf tea, and Orca Whales. I’m a huge fan of a good goal celebration, 4th-liner jerseys, and a solid playoff beard.

Can you tell us the steps you took to land this internship?

I actually applied to do a shot-listing internship for Hockey Night in Canada. I had to send in my resume and cover letter around four times before I was contacted for an interview. The interview was terrible. I was told I would never get to actually watch any sports during the internship because I’d be too busy getting coffee for people and running up and down the stairs. I asked if they had any writing and social media internships available. I was told no. A month later they asked me if I would do a writing and social media internship for the Olympics. I said yes, obviously.

What attracted you to this company?

CBC Sports is the pinnacle of sports broadcasting in Canada. I grew up watching Don Cherry and Ron MacLean on Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday night. The opportunity to be a part of the CBC Sports team during the Winter Olympics was too good to pass up.

What skills did you learn at your internship?

I now speak in 140-character bursts.

Could you describe what a typical day was like for you as an intern?

The Olympics were a crazy time on the CBC Sports floor. We had an awesome social media team working 24 hours a day, every day from Day -1 of the Olympics, to Day 16. As soon as I arrived for my 8 a.m. start, I was updating Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube constantly. Covering hockey was my main focus. I would sit and watch every single game, live-tweeting them from one account on my phone and another on my laptop. I feel like I didn’t look up from my screen until the night shift arrived to take over social media duties!

What was the most challenging part?

The first time I tweeted a mistake. Everyone always says, “It’s okay to make mistakes.” When you’re representing a major corporation on social media, it isn’t okay to make mistakes. Always quadruple-check your work!

Most memorable moment?

Live-tweeting the men’s gold medal hockey game on the CBC Olympics and Hockey Night in Canada accounts. I literally skipped into work at 5 a.m. that morning. It was like Christmas for me. This is closely followed by the time I got to have a slice of Don Cherry’s birthday cake.

Give us one word to describe your workplace environment:

Exciting–there’s always something happening there.

What advice do you have for someone who is just starting to look for an internship?

Be persistent. Know everyone, and make sure everyone knows you. Never be that person everyone sees around but no one actually knows who you are. Offer to work on your days off. Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. Even if everyone else is in jeans, if your boss dresses up, you should too. Try not to yawn in front of your employers. Be enthusiastic about everything. Never apologize for doing your job. Triple-check your work…then check it again.

Who do you look up to in the industry?

My boss, Monika Platek. She does everything from writing, to social media, to on-air work. I swear she never sleeps.

What is your dream job?

Anything that involves talking about sports into a microphone.

Apr23

Career Spotlight: Darnisha Bishop

Darnisha Bishop Darnisha is a seasoned professional with over 4 years of public relations and social media experience. Starting her career in Public Relations for an entertainment company, Darnisha gradually transitioned into the digital realm, focusing more on social media strategies. As an Assistant Social Advertising Planner at Neo@Ogilvy in New York City, she creates and executes paid social media strategies to help clients generate leads, increase brand awareness and consumer engagement. We had the chance to ask Darnisha a few questions about her role at Neo@Ogilvy and her life as a PR and social media professional. Creative Interns: What is it like being a paid social advertising planner at a global agency? Darnisha Bishop: My day-to-day is very unpredictable and heavily depends on the different campaigns that are running. Some days, I am planning how to execute paid strategies on multiple social media platforms, and other days I am spending time contributing to thought leadership pieces that help to educate my client about the benefits of incorporating paid social media strategies into their overall social strategies. CI: What made you chose a career path in social media and digital communications? DB: Social media is something I naturally gravitated toward over the years, so I guess you could say social media chose me! Having started my career in PR, I understood the benefits of incorporating social media strategies into the overall brand strategy. As time went on, I became more and more knowledgeable of social media and stayed current on evolving trends. It’s such a fun industry to be a part of, and it is constantly surprising me! CI: For news and updates in social media, what are your go-to resources and websites? DB: My list is long (very long). My top three are:

CI: What advice would you give students looking to enter your field? DB:

  • Stay on top of what is happening in the industry. Social media is big, and constantly evolving. New trends, apps, strategies pop up almost every day and it’s important to fully understand what is going on.
  • Internships are a great way to get hands on experience. I recommend starting out as an intern at an agency that specializes in social media strategies (whether it’s paid or organic). You’ll have a great understanding of how everything works, and will have access to amazing resources that will help you to continue to learn and grow.
  • Don’t be afraid to get out there and introduce yourself to different industry professionals. Networking is key! It is a great way to learn more about opportunities in social media.

CI: How do you see the social and digital media landscape evolving over the next five years? DB: We’re already seeing a drastic shift from desktop to mobile usage. Users are taking to their smartphones and tablets to access and share information on social networks. The next step will be social networks paying more attention to the needs of their users, and making their experience a more personalized one. Facebook has already begun this with their updated algorithm, organically generating content that they know their users will find valuable based on previous behaviors. Other platforms, like Twitter, for example, are following their lead. It will be interesting to see how each of the platforms begins to evolve in this direction. To learn more about Darnisha’s career path, connect with her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Mar24

Career Spotlight: Katie Robinson

Katie RobinsonKatie Robinson is a young creative talent who functions as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Production Management at Sesame Street, assisting with the production needs of Street Story, Crumby Pictures Presents, Super Grover and Elmo the Musical segments. In her spare time, she runs Ask the Young Professional, a site for the “savvy twentysomething.” We caught up with Katie to talk about her career in, and passion for, production management.
Creative Interns: What specifically motivated you to go this direction in your career?
 
Katie Robinson: I had a really great communications program at Fitchburg State University where I was able to experience a variety of film/video positions hands on. It was through this trial and error period that I was able to narrow down my strengths, weaknesses, what I liked and what I didn’t like. I discovered that my passion really lied within Production Management. I could see myself working towards being a Producer, Assistant Director or Stage Manager based off the experience I had and the skill-sets I knew these positions required. I was really lucky that I knew this about myself early on because it gave me the drive to pursue these areas while still in school. This also lead me to my internship with Sesame Workshop which is where I got my first job. The rest has been a combination of seizing opportunities and working off the adrenalin of doing something I love.
 
CI: Sesame Workshop promotes educational learning through television and media. As an assistant in production management, what is your day-to-day like in promoting the mission of the Sesame Workshop?
 
KR: My main focus in my position is to make sure everyone is able to carry out their duties fully. The day to day specifics vary, but the range can be from simple set ups and scheduling meetings, to helping with keeping track of financial records, to assisting with the planning and production of larger events. I look at my job as a connector piece that helps all the big pieces work together. Without my position, details would get left behind or precocious time would be taken away from the big picture projects.
 
CI: For film and production management news and advice, what are your go-to resources?
 
KR: Honestly, my first go to is people. I learn so much more by talking to people. There is something to be said about the personal connection and information people can give you. Then, there are always great sites like Variety and The Hollywood Report that give you pretty much everything you need to know about what is happening currently. I have their apps on my iPhone and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date as well.
 
CI: What tips can you provide a college student, recent graduate or entry-level talent looking to embark on your career path? 
 
There are two things you should always be doing: talking to people and gathering experience. Networking is really how you will get your jobs, especially since it’s such a freelance-heavy field. Even if you’re not working you can be gaining experience by creating on your own. Whether you’re writing, producing, directing, or filming the creative work you do will keep your momentum going, keep your skills fresh and give you more work examples to share.
 
KR: What is your dream job?
 
This is always a tough question because even though “Producer, Assistant Director or Stage Manager” is always my default answer, I’m also very open to seeing where my career path takes me. I’ve heard from so many people who have been working in the industry for at least twenty years now how they never thought they’d get to where they are now through the path they took. One job lead to the next and then eventually they ended up in a position they really loved and are doing really well for themselves. I think a real dream job for me would be one where I can work to bring collaborative creative minds together to make one final piece and be involved in the pre-production and production process.
To further connect with Katie, tweet with her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Instagram.
Mar21

The Art of Building Relationships 2.0: The Human Touch

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Back in December, I created a post about the art of building authentic relationships and moving away from just “networking.” As any blog post, the topic evolves and from a conversation with my good friend/kindred sister, “The Art of Building Relationships 2.0: The Human Touch” was born.

We understand that building relationships based on shared interests and values are far more important than networking (seeking the benefits). However, in our “always on” and connected world many of us believe relationships can be built over social media, texts, Skype chats and more. Technology is a great way to connect and communicate, but relationships should be enhanced through face to face interaction.

Lunch Meetings

Lunch meetings are a great way to have face to face interaction, talk business and connect based on similarities. Schedule lunch meetings during your lunchtime (if you can) or even on the weekends. I have built many relationships, in and out of my industry, over good lunch or even coffee. Remember, lunch meetings create a shared experience and you are not tied to a lofty meeting agenda like you would be if you met in the office.

Here are some of my favorite spots for lunch meetings and catch-ups:

Republic (Union Square)
Vapiano (Union Square)
Argo Tea

Attend Other Industry Events

If you’re in tech and digital, you don’t always have to attend tech and digital events. Again, relationships are fostered out of shared interests and values. If you love film, head out to different film festivals and conferences. If you are a digital professional who is health conscious, go to a health meet-up in your city. Whatever event, conference or seminar you attend, you are bound to build a relationship with someone with similar passions.

Get off the Internet. Go on an Adventure.

Yes, twitter chats, online meetups and interactive webinars are a great way to meet new people. But how can a real relationship be built if both parties are hidden behind their computer, laptop or tablet? Get off the Internet and go on an adventure. Take that online meet-up offline and meet for a day hike, trust building activities or even a scavenger hunt.

What are some other ways to build authentic relationships from human to human interaction?

Feb14

Houston Gunn: Teenage Success Story

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“In life you need to ask what you want and take chances, take risks. Do not be afraid to speak up: you just might get what you want.” – Houston Gunn

It is not every day you get a chance to meet a teenage author, entrepreneur, real estate investor and musician. Most teenagers are out just leading high school sports teams and writing college essays. But Houston Gunn is quite different. Houston is the author of Schooled for Success: How I Plan to Graduate from High School a Millionaire and we had the opportunity to speak with Houston about his journey and the advice he could provide to our young creative readers.

Creative Interns: Why did you write Schooled for Success: How I Plan to Graduate from High School a Millionaire? How long did the book writing process take?

Houston Gunn: I actually job shadowed Lee Arnold, Chief Executive Officer of Private Money Exchange, a private money lending company. With the job shadowing, I had to conduct an interview with Arnold and during that interview he challenged me to write a book bout my experiences. And so, Schooled for Success was born.

I set a goal to finish the book when I was 16 years old, so the writing process took about 14 months.

CI: To our talent who are interested in the publishing process, what advice can you give?

HG: With my book, I did self-publishing so I could keep the rights of my book. However, my advice would be to explore both options of self-publishing and traditional publishing. You should see which option fits you best.

CI: You are both an entrepreneur and high school student. How would you summarize an average day for you?

HG: It’s hard to say what an average day is like. The days that I am at school, I spend the days doing schoolwork and occasionally I will have to leave for appointments, meetings or an interview (Houston sat and spoke with us in his car in his high school parking lot).

When I am not in school, I am working on my business – doing social media, promoting the book through events and book signings – and also working on my music.

CI: At the age of 14, you were able to speak with Donald Trump about entrepreneurship. What tips could you take from that conversation that would transcend to our young creative readers?

HG: It was unique to see how Donald Trump measured his success and how he thinks. The best part of the interview was when I asked him if he could go back to 14 years old and what he would do differently. His response… “maybe learn to comb my hair!” One of the best branding messages I’ve heard, as he is known for his hair (It showed how he always thought about his brand and personal marketing).

My conversation with Donald Trump, as well as other successful entrepreneurs, transcends to finding your passion. Know what you love to do and how you can make money from that. You don’t necessarily have to go out to college and then get a job working for someone else. My conversations also led to me defining, three key points of success:

  • Never be afraid to ask. Ask for what you want because being told no is better than not knowing at all.
  • Take action
  • Set goals and be held accountable for your goals. If you don’t reach your goals, don’t give up. Analyze your goals, see what you can do better and reset your goals.

CI: As a young teenage entrepreneur, what are some of the things you would attribute much of your success to?

HG: My biggest impact is coming from a family of entrepreneurs. I grew up really seeing what it was like to be an entrepreneur. My mom opened her first dance studio at 17 years old. During her dance recitals, she would make a deal with me where I could sell the concessions and merchandise. After everything was all paid off, I could keep the profit. That put me in the mindset of an entrepreneur and pushed me to work hard. I am grateful for these experiences.

Having these experiences, led me to include in my book that entrepreneurship should be more encouraged in the school system. There’s always the one-sided lesson of go to college and get a job, which is great, but it may not be for everyone. Schools should teach and push entrepreneurship so more people would become entrepreneurs, helping to stimulate the economy.

CI: Who has inspired you through your journey?

HG: Mentors like Lee Arnold truly have inspired me. Arnold has mentored me within the real estate world and has been a major influence on me becoming an entrepreneur. Also, on the music side, I have had great mentors who helped to push me and to excel in the world of music. Music mentors like Deanie Richardson, challenged my fiddle tunes and allowed me to meet others (like Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins) who have inspired me and are mentioned in my book. One thing I really learned is that when you’re a musician, you really are an entrepreneur. They go hand in hand with each other.

If our interview with Houston didn’t inspire you enough, let us leave you with this video:

Houston shared with us an opportunity for our creative talent who may be interested in co-authoring. You can send an email to Houston at houston@houstongunn.com with the subject line “Honor Roll.” Include in the email five talking points you plan to share, your headshot, bio, online profiles and contact information. The book will focus on success stories and will be the next part to the Schooled for Success series.

Connect with Houston further on Twitter: @HoustonGunn

Feb12

Blogging for Passion, Purpose & Pennies

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Week after week, #MillennialTalk on Twitter fuels the minds of young creatives all over. Last night’s twitter chat touched on blogging, reaching more followers and how to effectively monetize your blog. Blogger extraordinaire, Darren Rowse, and other chat participants fed tips after tips that emerging creatives just shouldn’t miss. Catch the recap below…

 

Passion

One of the most important concepts to blogging is passion. When you are passionate about a specific topic, content comes naturally and authenticity shines through your content.

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Purpose 

Knowing your purpose for blogging, makes understanding your content much easier – How long should a post be? How frequently should you publish? What plugins should be used?

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Pennies

When you blog with passion and purpose, “pennies” (money) will certainly follow. Darren Rowse touched on certain tips to monetize your blog.

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Here are all the links Darren Rowse used to show chat participants how to blog with a purpose, create an effective communication strategy to reach more followers and how to monetize:

How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post? [Pros and Cons of Daily Posting]

6 Reasons Why You Need to Consider Email as a Communication Strategy on Your Blog

12 Blogging Income Streams [And the Story of My 10 Year ‘Overnight’ Success]

Home Bases and Outposts – How I Use Social Media in my Blogging

 

Tune in every Tuesday night at 8pm EST on Twitter for #MillennialTalk.