Even though I’m a writer who can sometimes make 1,000+ word counts look as easy as riding a bike, don’t be fooled by my graceful exterior. Not only do I not know how to ride a bike (gasp!), I also find myself mentally pulling my hair out when I’m under a deadline to produce blog content for work. And there’s nothing more frustrating about the blogging process than writing an introduction.
On this week's episode of the Hubcast, we flush the format to bring you a conversation with two HubSpot Academy Professors: Jorie Munroe (Conversion Rate Optimization and Reporting & Analytics) and Justin Champion (Content Marketing). Check out the full episode audio below, OR watch the full video episode below that!
Today is the launch of IMPACT's newest weekly show, Content Lab. Content Lab is podcast for content marketers who want the inside scoop on the strategies, tools, and tactics you need to create remarkable content your audience will obsess over. Since it's the first episode, I thought about playing it safe by dipping a timid toe in the shallow part of the pool with an easy topic, but instead, I decided to dive right in to the deep end with a big and meaty one -- pillar content.
The past couple months have been very exciting for me at IMPACT as I transitioned to a new role of Account Supervisor. In addition to being the point person for a select few clients, I now manage a team of six Account Executives. Without even realizing it, this new role and added responsibility has been something I've been working towards for a while now, all stemming to what I consider my passion in my career: helping people. Though "helping people" is a super generic passion to claim, it's something that encompasses so many aspects of my life. But determining that passion, honestly, has not come easy... and that's OK.
Throughout my school career, I must have taken about a dozen quizzes, tests, and assessments providing information on how I personally learn best. In fact, this topic fascinated me so much, I actually completed my college senior thesis on visual-spatial learning. But why is it so important to know how you learn best? Or have some insight into how your colleagues, clients, family, or friends learn? Your understanding of how you learn can impact your efficiency, motivation, attention span, memory, and more. It can also heavily affect the way you speak, read, and write throughout your personal and professional life.
Well, last week was my very last episode as host of the Creator's Block podcast, which I founded with Jessie-Lee two years ago. While I'm excited to begin my newest podcasting adventure with IMPACT -- the Content Lab podcast -- I do want to pause and reflect today on a few of my favorite episodes from the past year, before I say goodbye for good. And if you missed my last episode, where I pass the co-host torch to the immensely talented Justine, check it out below... From morning routines to getting raw over a Brené Brown book, to carefrontations and mindfulness, it's been a good run. I'm really going to miss squawking in your ear once a week about my feelings. If you won't, just lie to me, tell me I'm pretty, and that you'll miss me, too. Creator's Block returns on July 17 with Justine Timoteo and Marcella Jalbert. Enjoy!
Jeff Bullas may have put it best when he said “No doubt you’ve heard the phrase ‘content is king,’ however…. I believe that ‘interactive content is king.” Marketing continues to change at a rapid pace because consumers and end-users are continuously evolving the way they engage with content online. It seems fewer people are opting into reading long whitepapers or eBooks and, instead, gravitating towards content that is more actively engaging, quick to consume, and catered personally to them.
Is your business currently blogging? What kinds of topics are you writing about? How much success have you had? I’m willing to wager that if you’re reading this article, you fall into one of two camps: Either you’ve been blogging for awhile and just aren’t seeing the needle move or You’re just getting started with inbound marketing and want to make sure your first steps are in the right direction. Whatever the case, I’m going to give you a comprehensive list of business blog topics you will want to start writing today.