Getting your idea heard – starting a blog.

It’s the start of yet another year; that time in which we all hunker down and commit ourselves to our new projects. And whilst you may have already done what seems like the hardest part, you now face the very real prospect of releasing it for the world to see. Conceiving an idea is very different from getting others involved and so we have been thinking about the best ways to share your ideas with other people.

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Sometimes it’s just the getting started that’s hard.

Making your work visible and giving it its own voice is probably the best way to get others on board; we interact well when we feel we can understand the ‘personality’ of a project and so it is very important to package your idea in a way which befits it. Gaining an audience through social media or blogging is a really easy and effective way to propel your idea onto a larger platform and may even lead to unforeseen creative developments! Whilst consistently outputting creative material on the internet may seem like hard work at first, the results will pay off in great ways for your work. By regularly interacting with your audience, you will not only enter into a creative conversation, propelled by their feedback but also, you will have a third party pushing you forward. When writing for yourself, it can be hard to stay motivated but as soon as others become involved, it is easier to keep putting work out there.

social_motivation_iamsociableIn the world of blogging, there are dozens of sites to choose from and the prospect of narrowing it down to one can make you feel dizzy. There is truly a platform for everyone, however. If you’re a writer, you might want to consider WordPress. As a site, it’s a great all-rounder, simplifying text, image and video posts into idiot-proof formats. The site also has great built-in features, enabling you to schedule posts, track your site statistics and connect with other online platforms, including your own website.

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Here we are with South West bloggers at a meetup in Bristol.

 

Image-makers might want to consider Tumblr as their way to reach others. As a site, Tumblr has one of the most image-heavy formats going, making it very easy to get your message across in a single post. If you do decide to write something, Tumblr posts only have to contain 250 words; being succinct is key and by reducing your idea to fewer words, you may leave your audience with a more lasting impact.

With all blogging platforms, it is incredibly simple to create links between your different social media platforms; a WordPress post can link to your website which can link to Facebook and so on. Finding an audience has never been so easy, so why not settle down, start writing and reach out to new readers? Or, if writing does not come naturally to you then speak to someone who might be able to put down your ideas into words. We at iamsociable would be more than happy to talk to you about how we can help with blogging, and as creatives in our own right, we fully understand the worries, the too many ideas and not enough words and the fear of putting yourself out there for the whole world to see. We are here to help you through the process. The world is waiting for you!

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And if you do have a blog already, why not share it with us in the comments below? We’d love to have a read!

More blogging and digital marketing tips coming up next week!

‘Till next time all…

Big Loves,

The iamsociable team x

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