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October 16, 2009

Building a Personal Brand with Blogs and Resumes

Filed under: Brands — trtoronto @ 4:38 pm
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A Blog is the new resume and blogging for any marketer is essential.  Clients want to know how you think. They really do-  so now with that trade secret exposed and cast into the wind lets have a look at what makes up the essentials of a good Blog ( Next week: Facebook, LinkedIn–I am there just search for Tony Russell… then there are  ways  that I will show to launch your profile by  using   flickr, YouTube etc)

Remember:

* The blog is the new resume.  And that’s not a joke.
* Starting a personal/professional blog can be your social media resume and sandbox.
* If you work at a large organization,  ask and they will tell- you’re going to need  some corporate blogging guidelines. There are tons.
* Remember a Blog is all about the audience  so write content to elicit conversation, not act as the voice of the BIG GUY/WOMAN telling people what’s right and wrong.
* Once again remember its a conversation- find a  writing voice and editorial style and  stick to it – its your brand.
* Pick your platform wisely.  “Google juice” is what its all about so choose wisely you don’t want to run into a situation where you’re on one platform (e.g. Blogger) and want to switch to another (e.g. WordPress.
* The best way to get your blog audience to grow  is to follow the people you want following you. So keep a bookmark folder of your favorites. Study them. They are successful for a reason
* Make sure you back link to your favorites when you copy their ideas and be honest.
* Know what’s on your audience’s minds and follow the news and the trends. To grab an audience always try to hook your editorial with the day’s headlines.
* If you need advice please contact me. I will continue this post theme next week
* Good luck in building your personal brand.

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