She is a freelance content writer and editor who holds her Master’s of Fine Arts in fiction writing from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as Bachelor degrees in English and French from Ohio University. When not writing, she spends time with her horse, Lucy. She lives, writes, and rides in Pittsburgh, PA.
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From the minute we wake up to the moment our heads hit the pillow at night, we’re constantly exposed to content. Whether in the form of a friend’s personal status updates on Facebook, the morning news, video ads, or even billboards, it’s virtually impossible to avoid the messaging that now makes up our world. While having so much content readily available to us at any given moment certainly has its perks, there are a few downsides as well. Most notable is the fact that we now have to pick and choose which messages get our attention and which we scroll on by. So when you have a message of your own that you want to get out to the masses, keep these three essential components of quality content writing in mind to make sure your audience is reading.
If you’re a small business owner, startup, or even an individual just trying to get the word out about your great product or service, chances are, you’ve already tried creating a Facebook page and sharing some posts. But if it seems like nobody is never seeing your post, much less engaging with it (i.e. liking, sharing, or commenting on), all of your extra effort could be going right down the drain. Luckily, there are some ways that you can organically increase the number of people who see and interactive with your social media posts, including getting the timing just right.
I spent the last week of 2017 sick in bed with the flu. The up side to this is that I had plenty of time to reflect and think to myself–something that isn’t always easy to come by. What I came up with was that, despite my nearly constant worrying about my business, buying a home, and other aspects of my life, I was actually in a solid position to let myself take the week to rest, recover, and recharge and hit the ground running come January 1st.
In between feverish musings and sleepless nights, here’s what I came up with for the positives that came out of this last year.