If you want to start blogging about a topic or area, find like-minded bloggers and create a co-blog.
Co-blogging has several advantages. The blogging is spread out, so one blogger isn’t writing all the content. WordPress makes it very easy to let each co-blogger contribute, and there is an administrative function that allows overall editting. And co-blogging gives different views on a related topic.
If you can find non-competing co-bloggers to write about a topic or area of interest, co-blogging is a nice way to start your blogging experience. And a very good way to market your business.
Our Elk River Minnesota Co-blog
Want to see an example of a co-blog? 25-8 Marketing Inc. recently launched a local Elk River, Minnesota Co-blog entitled Elk River Minnesota Blog. In cooperation with Chuck Carstensen, a local Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX, we invite internet surfers to read about community news, events, music, art, local sports, entertainment, living in Elk River, and other cool things about zip code 55330.
Community co-bloggers are invited to participate by submitting one blog per week of local interest to Elk River Minnesota Blog. Thus far, we’ve gotten Michael Yoakum, owner of Great River Remodeling, and Matt Pagh, agent for Integrity Insurance and Financial Services, to jump into the world of co-blogging with us. And the invitation is open…our hope is to get about ten co-bloggers to contribute with interesting information about our hometown.
Chris Mitchell is the President and Founder of 25-8 Marketing, Inc, a full service advertising agency in Elk River, Minnesota. He plans and implements marketing programs for small to medium-sized businesses. Mitchell is a consultant, speaker and author and has worked with hundreds of companies. He has over 20 years of real-world advertising experience, and understands the marketing challenges of the small business owner.