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Blogging: Helping You Get Started

By Aaron Strout | May 08, 2013

We are excited to be partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to present a five part webinar series on social media and some of the key topics (blogging, mobile, content creation, influencer outreach) that support it. A recap, recording and slides from the first webinar on getting started with social media can be found here.

Today, we co-presented the second webinar titled “Blogging 101 — Helping You Get Started.” The webinar was an hour long with the first 45 minutes spent addressing key statistics, best practices on how to blog the right way along with a couple of case studies. The last fifteen minutes were spent answering questions.

During the presentation, I (Aaron Strout) was joined by SBA blogger, Caron Beesley and small business blogger/digital strategist, Simon Salt.

As promised, the full recording of the webinar is embedded below.  Here is the transcription for Blogging, Helping You Get Started. You can also click through to see the video on Youtube.

In addition, you can access some of the key slides on Slideshare below.

Note: The next webinar on using social networks is coming up on May 22 at 1 PM ET. We will have a sign up link soon.

  • Very informative webinar. All 3 speakers excellent. Concise, easy to understand basics of starting your blog. Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Jack. Glad to hear that.

  • Very helpful tips, I enjoyed the webinar. Thank you much!

    • Anonymous

      Appreciate that Jay.

  • Thanks for organizing this, Aaron. It threw several big heaps of creative coal (err…non-polluting type, of course) into my blog’s train engine.

    • Anonymous

      Music to my ears!

  • Melissa Santaella

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to help our small businesses! Love the informative information 🙂

    • Anonymous

      So happy. Thanks Melissa.

  • Randy Kemp

    Thanks for giving some good tips and helping us small business owners develop best practices.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Randy. Glad it was helpful.

  • Thanks for the great presentation! Lots to think about and great how-to tips!

    • Anonymous

      Glad you found it useful.

  • Loving these resources, Aaron. Looking forward to sharing these with our community!

    Best wishes,
    Trish Forant
    Senior Community Mgr | Salesforce Marketing Cloud

    • Anonymous

      Appreciate that Trish!

  • Melanee

    Great job!! Very useful information–and I took notes on everything!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Melanee.

  • Patrick

    It was awesome! Thank you for the information!

  • shawn

    i need more information

    • shawn

      thank you

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  • Dennis Hayden, LMT

    I am a late comer to this series. REALLY enjoyed first two topics. As a 1 person office, I appreciate the concise information. Where can I get info on topic #3, etc??