Why blogging is important• Brings in website traffic • SEO • Social media content• Demonstrates and authority and passion
Who is the blog for?• Clients• Prospects• Google• Other people in the industry
Problems with blogging • Generating ideas • Time • Pressure to say something profound/interesting
Generating ideas – the four topics Industry news Reviews How to guides Your job
Generating ideas – three step process • Break down each topic into three steps • In the next example, we look at how Phil, a Delineo copywriter, can write a blog on his role at the company. • In each step, we look at the skills or techniques necessary for each particular element of his job.
Generating ideas: What does Phil do? Goes to Write copy meetings Generate Works on ideas branding
Generating ideas – step 2 Staying focused Getting Tone of inspiration voice Write copy Choosing Knowing the right your words audience Working from a brief
Generating ideas – Step 3 (generating a blog title) • What “What words sell more products” • Where “Where do you get inspiration for copywriting” • Why “Why you need to choose your words carefully when copywriting” • When “When to use the word „Brilliant‟.
Generating ideas – step 2 Famous voiceovers Your favourite Accents voiceovers Voiceover Appropriateness Gender Formality
Generating ideas – Step 3 • What “What adverts feature famous celebrity voiceovers?” • Where “Where to use a voiceover.” • Why “Why would I recommend using a celebrity voiceover to a client” • When “When celebrity voiceovers go wrong”
Time• Set aside an hour• Aim for 350-400 words• Don’t overthink it• Ask for an opinion
Structure• Beginning, middle, end Introduction to the post [argument introduction] Supporting material [facts, anecdotes] Conclusions
Final thoughts• Don’t be afraid of an opinion• Don’t be afraid to ask someone else for their opinion• Have fun