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3 Time-Saving Blogging Tips

3 time saving blog tipsDo you have tons of travel tips?

Is your blog writing time limited?

If you’ve answered YES, how about using your travel expertise and the travel tips that you’ve gathered as blog content?

# 1 — Great Graphics

Imagine pulling together a cool graphic for each travel tip and posting it to your social sites. EASY!

(Here are some tools you can use to create your own graphics)

#2 — Easy Blogging

Then take each of these travel tips and expand on it in a blog post!  EASY!

Simply expand on the tip, write a snappy opening paragraph and a succinct closing paragraph and you’re done!

Here’s how Brad Martin at Anywhere Anytime Journeys has grown his business with this simple and powerful idea.

Check the video below for optimal word count and a couple more easy tactics that will save you time on your next blog.

#3 – Pinterest, Instagram & Twitter

Ramp up your other social sites and get more mileage from the graphic you created. You can take that next step by adding the graphic to:

  • Pinterest. Add the graphic you created to a relevant board on your Pinterest site, then include the link to the blog post.  You can do this by adding the blog URL to the Pin description. Here’s how it looks once you click ‘Edit’ on an existing Pin.
Edit this pin - Fig 1

Figure 1- Edit your Pin to showcase the blog URL by adding it to the Website box.

Bonus tip:  Now when a reader clicks on your Pin they have the opportunity to go directly to your website with only 1 click. Plus, the Pin will always be tied to you and your website. Here’s what it will look like:

Figure 2- Readers can access this blog post directly with only 1 click.

Figure 2- Readers can access this blog post directly with only 1 click.

  • Add the graphic to your Instagram.  If you’ve created a graphic of a travel tip it will be great shareable content that your Instagram fans will LOVE.
  • Write a tweet highlighting the blog post and upload the graphic to the tweet.  Don’t forget to include a link directly to the blog post.

According to research the use of images results in the following:

  • 18% more click throughs
  • 89% more favorites
  • 150% more retweets

Did you know….

  • 61% of U.S. online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog.
  • Small businesses that blog get 126% more lead growth than small businesses that do not blog.

(Source:  http://writtent.com/blog/top-blogging-statistics-45-reasons-to-blog/ )

Your blog can be another powerful tool in your marketing tool kit AND boost your SEO.  What a winning combination.

What travel tip will you start with?

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By Catherine Heeg

Catherine Heeg

Professional Speaker & Trainer at Customized Management Solutions
Travel, Tourism & Hospitality. Social media is my passion! Marketing and communication is vital to growing your business socially. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+ and blogging! Let's talk about how you can grow your business.

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