If you’re trying to blog oftener for your small business, here is some help and inspiration.
“Blogging More Regularly”
You know you should blog more for your business, but it’s easy to let it slide, and soon it’s been weeks or even months since you last blogged. Chris Lema has a great blog to follow with lots of information on WordPress and business and blogging. He’s also an amazing speaker. Chris has a four-part email course to help you blog more regularly.
He breaks down what you need to know into bite-size bits, and delivers it one bit a week, so that you have time to actually follow through with his suggestions. So if you need someone who’s an expert to guide you, visit Chris’s blog and look down in the lower right hand corner to find “Blogging More Regularly”; click it and sign up with just an email address.
Unsplash Images for Your Blog
If you blog regularly, you need great images to make your point. Unsplash gives you ten high resolution images every ten days. They are always different, sometimes of places, or landscapes, or people, or even desktops. And the images are not the usual that you see for free images; they are all so beautiful that you won’t be able to choose just one. The licensing is “do whatever you want,” but be sure to read it for yourself. You can sign up for email or Follow if you have a Tumblr blog.
Pressgram iOS App and WordPress Plugin
Pressgram was started by long-time blogger and WordPress evangelist, John Saddington. He wanted a way to send photos easily to his WordPress blog, and he wanted to own the content, and not be subject to terms of service from the big social and image sharing sites. He developed an iOS app (in the App Store), so now you can take and add filters and send photos to your WordPress blog. You can also share to Facebook or Twitter directly from the app. If you want to send your photos to your Tumblr, just install the Jetpack Publicize module. One of the great features of Pressgram is the ability to add a watermark automatically which keeps your identity for images shared on Pinterest or for photographers.
In addition to the iOS app, there is an options-filled WordPress plugin (also named Pressgram) by Saddington and UaMV to help you manage your content once it hits your blog. You can post images with text directly; you can post them so they are in your RSS feed, but not on your blog home page; you can create custom post types; you can also just send them to your Media Library to use later in blog posts.