Find Gems in Your Sent Mail

Perhaps you’re wondering, “What the heck am I going to write about this week?” Look no further than your Sent mailbox. Over the past month or so, I’ve answered a lot of questions by email. I bet you have, too. Have you considered that, if … Keep reading…

Try a Newsletter Full of Tidbits

Tidbit is defined as “a small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information.” (Just in case you’re Canadian and were thinking about chocolate Timbits.) The most successful newsletters I’ve seen are full of tidbits. A tidbit is short, delightful and easily digested (just like … Keep reading…

Back to the Grind Content Ideas

As you get back to your routine after summer’s break, remember there are lots of ways to make the return to school and work useful to your small business content marketing plans. Back to School Stress and excitement go hand in hand for many families … Keep reading…

Curate to Become a Trusted Resource

Whatever your specific goals are, your content needs to get read to have any impact and be valuable. It must be useful and interesting to get read. It must get read many times (consistency) to be trusted. You want to be that trusted resource. I … Keep reading…

Idea Challenged? Here are 3 Tools

We can all get writer’s block. I’ve found 3 tools that help me get past it. I may not use the exact suggestions that result, but the suggestions trigger more ideas and before long I’m off and writing. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator Fill in the … Keep reading…

Repurpose Articles into Infographics

I’m a big fan of repurposing content for two reasons: It can save me time. People have different ways of learning. Different formats for the same material will ensure a broader reach. Summing up a past article in a graphical format is a great way … Keep reading…

Delivering the Goods

Think about the executive summary that prime ministers and presidents read every morning. That has to be a darn concise document. Up-to-the-minute information, well-curated, and accurate, with an appropriate level of detail. Doesn’t that sound like a great newsletter? A newsletter has to be useful … Keep reading…

The Moral of the Story

Aesop’s Fables have a clear moral lesson backed up by a little story. The story makes it more interesting than just passing out advice. It demonstrates the results of heeding or not heeding the advice. Advice delivered as a ‘fable’ appeals to both our emotions … Keep reading…

Original Content Makes YOU Unique!

Do you really need any more information than what you’re already getting? Do your readers? How do you compete with ALL that content that’s readily available? You give them something they can’t get anywhere else! A list is easy – here’s one way to think … Keep reading…