If you missed last week, be sure to get some ideas for writing more creative blog posts that don’t bore your readers. Today’s post is from my friend Erin from Tales from a Marketing Mama. A local blogger, Erin has been in marketing and PR for a number of years and understands pitching, being pitched and what constitutes paid media so listen up! Be sure to leave her some comment love and visit her blog!
There have been a lot of questions lately circulating the interwebs around PR, media requests and payment. And depending on a blogger’s background, I’m not sure that everyone understands the difference between editorial and advertorial and free media coverage and advertising.
Blogs have changed the face of media; there is no question about it. And all parties, bloggers and companies included, are still navigating these gray, murky waters.
But here are the facts.
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Again, I’m behind. I thought I took this picture back around Thanksgiving (because they ARE pilgrim hats after all) but alas I did not. Big Roo made his hat in school and we made a mini version for Burt at home. After laying on my dresser for two months, I finally grabbed the hats so I could take a snapshot of these two cutetastic pilgrims.
Better late than never, right? And at least, I can move those hats off my dresser now.
Creative Ways to Tell Your Stories
A lot of us write personal blogs. We tell stories about sleep deprivation, summer vacations and other “everyday” things.
Let’s say something happens and you decide it makes good blog fodder. The easiest way to write is to purge it all from your mind. Type, type, type it out.
But sometimes it ends up sounding a little like “First we did this. Then we went here. And then. And then.”
It could have been the most hilarious, off-the-wall, OMG-did-that-really-happen story EVER but if you don’t capture your readers’ attention in the first few lines, they’ll never finish reading.
So, How Can You Tell Your Story More Creatively?
Sorry to interject but this full post is now over at Momcomm.com, my blog that’s chock full of can-do blogging tips. Stop by to finish reading Creative Ways to Tell Your Stories and other posts about writing, social media, blog critiques and more!
Part of the reason I’m always “behind” is that I try to do too much. I know this. And thus I’m behind in this project as well. A book of 25 days of Christmas. I don’t do this every year- it’s just that I did it for Big Roo his first Christmas so it’s only fair that I do it for Little Roo too right? Don’t get me wrong – it’s SO fun to do. I have all the pictures and notes. I just need to put the dang thing together!
Maybe I should shoot for finishing by Christmas 2011.