It’s Save The Children’s National Christmas Jumper Day today, 13th December. You can take part (just like Richard Branson) by tweeting your pic to @savethechildrenuk and use the hashtag #XmasJumperDay
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) December 12, 2013
Can Your Jumper Teach You To Blog?
The guys over at Vertical Measures took inspiration from their Christmas jumpers and came up with this infographic.
7 Blogging Lessons From Your Christmas Jumper
1. Plan what you want your blog to say about your business
It’s true, you can take inspiration from anywhere and anything (including Christmas jumpers) to create your blog posts. Blogging works best if you have a consistant tone and message.
2. Headlines are important
Your post headline is what gets people reading. It’s perhaps the most important part of your post! Here’s some great tips for writing headlines for non-writers.
3. Graphics are good
Adding images to your blog post increases engagement, encourages sharing and helps your readers digest information.
4. Video lights up your blog
Using video in your blog posts can take them to the next level. Videos have the ability to capture your audiences attention and keep them on the page longer. Not to mention, you can use video to explain concepts, give a tutorial, demonstrate your products and inspire trust.
5. Links are pretty nifty
Not just inbound links, which are always welcome. Link out to other interesting blogs and posts. No blog is an island!
6. Socially does it
Share your blog post on your social media channels – get the word out! Don’t forget to include social sharing buttons on your posts so others can share too!
7. Guest bloggers are big teddy bears?!
Do consider inviting other people to write posts for your blog. Add variety, a change is as good as a rest!
Over to you…
Can you add any blogging lessons you have learnt from an inaimate object?7 Blogging Lessons From Your Christmas Jumper by Jan Kearney