Baby Ate My Blog - Sutton Creative Studios

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Our babe has quite the personality, and even more has quite the hair. But somehow she has developed a taste for paper. No matter where it is, she will make a bee line for a loose receipt or a stray notebook. And while you probably never thought you would hear this Baby ate my blog. (Read more)

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  • 1. sut t oncreat ivest udios.com http://suttoncreativestudios.com/baby-ate-my-blog/ Kimberly Sutton May 9, 2014 Baby Ate My Blog Being the mom of an inf ant is tough. Being the mom of an inf ant AND working f rom home is even tougher. Our babe has quite the personality, and even more has quite the hair. But somehow she has developed a taste f or paper. No matter where it is, she will make a bee line f or a loose receipt or a stray notebook. And while you probably never thought you would hear this Baby ate my blog. Let me backtrack a little bit In past articles I have mentioned that I never go anywhere without a notebook in my purse/diaper bag/etc. Its not that I want to take up precious room in my purse with a notebook, its just the f act that I get the best ideas when I am away from my computer. Although Dave has the opinion that nobody except f or me should ever be in my purse, baby doesnt f eel the same way. Whats mine is hers, and last night she f ound my notebook with blog ideas. Bef ore I could do anything, she took a big bite and started chewing. Dont worry, f olks, babys just f ine. The past couple months have given us plenty of experience in paper retrieval. And you know what? No ideas were lost! No, I didnt recover the paper and lay it out to dry. Thats a lost cause. Thanks to a great WordPress plug-in, Editorial Calendar by Stresslimit, I had already gotten all my ideas into the calendar. Even though baby ate my blog ideas, this tool and pre-planning saved the day! Setting aside time to work on your business editorial calendar is a must-do f or EVERY business owner. At a minimum your business should be blogging at least once a month. Worried that you wont sound prof essional enough? Dont! They important thing is that you are getting exposure f or your company and proving your expertise to the general public. You cant be at every networking meeting, whether in your town, or across the state or country. You cant prove yourself to everybody in person. But you can prove yourself to the people who are exposed to and read your blog. The days of The dog ate my homework are long gone. You should be carrying a notebook (or smartphone) to record all your blog ideas. While I transf er all new ideas to my blog draf ts at least every other day, you should make a point of transf erring your ideas at least once a week. What should you do when planning your editorial calendar? Here are a few tips: Develop a posting calendar - Do you want to post once a month? Once a week? Figure out your schedule and commit to sticking to it. Consider a theme I have seen companies f ocus on dif f erent aspects of their business on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. Think of it as Throwback Thursday on Facebook (#TBT) or Follow Friday (#f f ) on Twitter. Do you want to have the same type of post every week on the same day? (*Note: I dont theme. Period. My ideas are much too varied, and f orcing myself to stick to a theme quenches my creativity.)

2. Come up with a title All my articles start with a title. I usually think of the topic and the title is the f irst thing that comes to mind. Set up a draft of the article in the system you are using and schedule it to post When setting up your draf t, be sure to include your title and a brief description or introduction in the body. This will allow you to quickly write the article when you get back to it. And scheduling the article to post (f or a day in the f uture) will give you an editorial deadline to meet in the f uture. Do you need help getting your blog in order? Dont use the baby ate my blog excuse any longer! Sutton Creative Studios is proud to of f er blog management as one of our services. Not only will we help publicize your articles, we will also do the writing when requested. Please f eel to contact us with any questions! ***** Kim Sutton is a f ounding partner of Sutton Creative Studios, an agency specializing in social media management, graphic design and virtual assistance. She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Interior Architecture. In her f ree-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with her husband, Dave (her business partner), and three children. She also enjoys reading, knitting and writing. You are invited to f ollow Sutton Creative Studios by f ollowing our blog, subscribing to our newsletter, or f ollowing/liking us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or Pinterest. In addition, please comment and/or contact us with any questions. Copyright Sutton Creative Studios - Built with Passion

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