Sunday, March 7, 2010

Business Blogging

Who cares about your flower shop, bike shop, auto parts store, or coffee house? Answer: Your customers certainly care.

We all know by now that consistent small business blogging can drastically improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and overall web presence. Additionally, a small business blog can increase your opportunities to interact with (and highlight) your customers and provide an additional occasion for you to share your expert knowledge. Unfortunately, nothing stops a would be small business blogger faster than a perceived lack of time, and the frustration that comes with a lack of ideas to blog about.

9 Helpful tips here on how to keep going: 9 Tips for Creating More Small Business Blogging Ideas.

Probably the best tip: number 7. Mind Mapping
If you are not familiar with mind mapping, you can read Darren’s terrific mind mapping articles herehere, and here.

To create small business blog post ideas with mind mapping, draw a square in the center of a piece of paper and write the name of your business in the square. Begin jotting down ideas as you work out from the center. Do not stop to think, over analyze, and critique just get your ideas down on paper and you can refine them later.