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A blogger's checklist: Fourteen tips to get your blog noticed

Whenever you start a new blog post, no matter how passionate you are about the topic, you must also consider your plan for getting it noticed.

I'd love to say there's a magic formula for sharing a blog post quickly and efficiently with your target audience and beyond, but there's no quick fix. The truth is, you have to put as much effort into publicising a blog as publishing it (if not more!)

But there's some good practice you can follow to attract readers, and I hope you find the following list of questions helpful. You can refer back to this blogging checklist each time you write a new blog post.

Posted on Saturday, 28th April 2018 by Vanessa Hunt

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'Facebook Inspiration' supports Chris & Charlie's Adventures

I'm happy to receive book reviews of Facebook Inspiration any day of the week, but this one was particularly pertinent. Facebook Inspiration: 30 days of creativity for your page was first available on Amazon on 2nd March 2017, and I received this review the day after the book's first anniversary.

I wrote the book to help anyone with a Facebook page (or group) generate conversation and interest in their page, helping it reach a wider audience organically. So when I first stumbled upon Chris and Charlie's Adventures page, and saw that their page was relatively new, I shared details of my book with them. Having read A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson a few years ago, I was particularly interested in Chris and Charlie's walking adventure.

I was delighted that they offered to review it for me. And even more delighted when I received this detailed review, published originally on their website, Chris and Charlie's Adventures.  

Posted on Saturday, 3rd March 2018 by Vanessa Hunt

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Blogging comes easy when you're in flow

Does it seem to take you forever to come up with new ideas for a blog? And then actually getting it down on (digital) paper takes an eternity? Then I have a tip for you.

Write less. Snap more. 

You might just prefer a more visual approach to blogging...

Posted on Thursday, 14th December 2017 by Vanessa Hunt

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Highlight your value with a splash of hashtags

One of my favourite quotes from the book Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley is: 

What do you stand for? What do you stand against ?

Our values determine the direction we take and the decisions we make in our business. If you’re confident about the value you provide to your clients, those who value what you stand for will choose to work with you.

Businesses that are unclear about their value are easy to recognise. Their online marketing is smothered with hashtags, like hundreds and thousands. The content looks interesting, but it's a bit of a mess. Used sparingly, however, hashtags add a sprinkling of clarity to your messages on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

Posted on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 by Vanessa Hunt

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