Thursday, 29 January 2015

New Year, New Social Media Jokes

What a year it has been for social media, don't you think? We've had ups and downs, super highs and some really lows.

We were sitting here minding our own business, having our tea (yes herbal tea -  new year, new start and all that jazz) then noticed it's been a long while since we here at Mission Imblogable have shared some of our favourite social media jokes with you all. What better way to get into the weekend spirit. We all love a good old joke, right? Well... Mission Imblogable certainly do, so here are a few of our trending favourites from around the web...

 How many fans have you got?

Ha-Ha. We all do it!


 Are you a social media stalker?



It's a one guaranteed LIKE! 



But you told me to 'check us in' on Facebook! 


We hope you enjoyed these jokes, let us know which one was your favourite?

Monday, 5 January 2015

How to keep up with regular blogging

Blogging is a pretty handy marketing tool for businesses. You know that. I know that. We all know that. What not everyone knows is how to keep up with a regular blogging schedule.

Sure, you start out, things are going just great. The ideas seem to magically flow from your brain through your fingertips and onto your screen. You've got tons of stuff to talk about. In fact, you might even write a few posts in advance, because you're just so damn organised. But it happens eventually.
Can't bear the thought of writing another blog? (Pardon the pun)

You run out of ideas. You run out of steam. You run out of inspiration.

And then what, hmm? Why, then you read this spangly article about coming up with inspiration for new blog posts. Here are just a few of our fabulous tips:


Do a roundup

Whatever your market, there are bound to be others out there talking about the same kinda things – things your own readers might like to read. Enter: the curated roundup list post (or something). Many blogs actually choose to make this a regular feature, because it has numerous benefits. Basically, you hunt down the best blog posts written in your niche, and you share them in a single, well-curated article each week. Make a few notes as to why they're such great reads, or simply include excerpts so people can see for themselves.

But how does this benefit your business, we hear you cry? Why, because the people mentioned in your post will almost certainly link back to it, thus driving more traffic towards your site, boosting your Google rankings, and generally making you seem like a swell guy.


Perhaps you're just sick of writing 1000-word articles every week? Even just 500-worders can be a drag after a while. Enter: infographics. Informative er, graphics. Basically, take some of your knowledge and transform it into a wonderful, entertaining (and informative, obvs.) piece of imagery... or hire someone else to do it for you, if you're not graphically inclined. Here's one we made earlier.

Cover news items

Know which well never runs dry? The news well. New stuff happens every day, and people report on it (journalists, I think they're called). Stuff probably happens in your field of expertise too, and this is where it gets interesting. Has there been a new development in your niche? Write about it. You can either sum up the events for yourself, or go even further and write your own take on it. This'll show you're well informed in your arena, and could even paint you as the place to go for the latest news in your market.

How-to guides

People love learning how to do stuff, and one of the reasons they read your blog is because they view you as an expert at what you do. They want to know what you know. So why not tell 'em? Write up a simple guide that teaches people how to do something you do on a regular basis or as a part of your job. And don't worry about giving all your secrets away – showing your expertise will only make people want to buy from you more.

These are just a handful of ways you can find inspiration for your next blog post (and many more to come!). Check the latest news, see what other people are up to, browse your calendar to see if any relevant events are coming up... and then write about it. Easy.

Need help with your blog? Think maybe it's time to outsource the content creation? Give the guys at Art Division a call.

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