If you want some constructive, no-BS help with writing for social media, here is a list of 10 helpful articles to give you a rounded, comfortable view of it all as well as some practical advice to get you writing smarter, faster, and more effectively.
10 ways to smarten up your social media writing – and smarten up your results from it, too
Writing for business on social media: the knickers-off truth
Even if I say so myself, er, this is quite a useful article that gives you a clear picture of social media and how it works for you. It’s written in English, not fashionable Socialbabble, and in it I describe pretty much everything I’ve learned about SocMed … in my own no-BS style that many people find entertaining…
Social media consultants: WRITE SOMETHING, for Heaven’s sake!
Whether you’re a social media consultant posting on the SocMed on behalf of clients or just posting for your own business, you really do need to use a bit of creativity and write an introduction or abstract that tells readers what they will get from clicking through to the full article. Many people don’t bother. This article shares how to do it well.
Blogging and social media: just listen to those wedding bells
I wrote this article a couple of years ago and the trend for more blogging to be written in the first instance on SocMed platforms, rather than on people’s personal or business blogs, is continuing to grow. Sort of. Why? Because although you may get more eyeballs on your material this way, you are also not publishing on your own real estate. Cue potential problems – read on for the solutions.
Business blog topics: are you listening to social media?
Social media and particular the business groups or communities to which you belong are a rich source of inspiration for blog posts, articles and even white papers, if you need some. In this article I go into the nitty-gritty of that and also make suggestions for the type of groups/communities you could be looking at.
How To Write Training That Works: Social Media training material
This is something a bit different, in as much as it’s on how to train other people to use social media properly. The article formed part of two brilliant series here on HTWB by a very talented school friend of my son’s, Jackson Rawlings, who is now starting up his own digital marketing business.
Latest unforgivable writing mistakes on social media last week…
Much as I get accused of being a “grammar fascist” I only bitch when I see mistakes in writing – in this case on social media – which either make a nonsense of the content or make the poster look unprofessional and careless. This article contains some examples and how they could be put right.
What writing styles should I use on different social media platforms? Part 1
This article was in response to a question a read sent in about whether the writing style you use for one SocMed platform can be used for another (answer: not really) and if there are differences, what are they? Because there was so much material and I wanted to share examples as well as spouting theory, I split this into two parts.
Business book review: Social Media made human for once
My review of “The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win” by Cendrine Marrouat, one of North America’s finest experts on the real social side of SocMed and who, like me, does not approve of bullsh*t and writes in plain English. The book is still available and is well worth the small investment.
The Social Media category here on HTWB
There are about 70 articles in this category and although not all are as directly related to social media as the nine I’ve shared above, they are all related to the content you are likely to use and write for in SocMed – so they may be helpful for you.
Click on and enjoy!
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