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Become a right royal Blogger

Make your blog the jewell in the crown for your online communications.

Are you ruling your online domain?
Your blog is your online kingdom, where your thoughts, feelings (& expertise) dwell so ensure you govern it well. A blog is perfect for creating interactive conversations whilst also increasing your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) (search engine rankings in laymans terms).

This post gives a little information on why you should blog and provides an easy to use checklist to help you plan your blog content, make it interesting and engage with your readers.

There are a range of marketing channels which can generate traffic to your site but a well written blog offering content of real value is a great channel for attracting visitors and increasing your search engine rankings and ensures that you show you are king of your domain.

Your blog should offer quality valuable information aimed at your target audience which will help to promote your brand values and build respect and trust, proving that you are the expert in your field, profession, or industry. A blog about how your products/services can solve a problem whilst pointing out all the benefits allows your customers to make an informed decision ensuring that when they need your business area it is your service that comes to mind first.

Regal, rich and magnificent content will bring with it an increase in subscribers and sales from your site. Loyal servants (customers) of the crown can make comments on your posts, creating a conversation and encourage interaction to enable you to reinforce your brand and rule your kingdom!

Blogging Checklist

The below blogging checklist (produced by the whole brain group) will help you get started to think about what you want to blog about, your audience and what they may want to read. Check out the checklist below to get started:

Blogging Checklist 1 from One Bright Spark

Once you have you content ideas, you know who you are writing for and what they will want to read, then you can plan your actual written content itself. Make sure the content achieves your business goals, helps to develop relationships and adds your own personality and is enhanced further with great visuals to enhance your content. Visually stimulating imagery such as info-graphics, illustrations, graphs, photos or memes work really well and will engage more than lines and line sof text!

Try to use snappy short titles and structure your content in easy to digest chunks of text breaking paragraphs to give some white space and using bullets and quotes to make it even more enticing for the reader. Oh and don't forget to spell check and read it over a couple of times to make sure there are no obvious errors!

Great web design plays it part in your blog also and hopefully your blog will also be user friendly and easy to navigate with options for sharing the content on social media sites.

Blogging Checklist 2 from One Bright Spark

The next bit is almost important as the blog itself. By adding a little bit of SEO you will really help your blog post get found by the search engines. Try to focus on two or three keywords and include them in the title, use these words throughout the content and use them also in alt tags on images.

As always through don't try to cram these keywords everywhere as this won't make the post easy to read or be looked upon favourably by the search engines. Keep it simple and make sure it reads well and you can't go far wrong.

Finally don't forget to add a call to action to encourage engagement, seek feedback and ask others to share the post using social media. Once you have made the blog live share it yourself on social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter and submit it to bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, sit back and wait for the traffic to come flowing to your website.

Blogging Checklist 2 from One Bright Spark

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The Exeter Medical website showcases the wide range of rejuvenation and cosmetic treatments available at their state of the art purpose built facility near Exeter Airport.

Features:

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The website offers healthcare guidance and advice for customers including information about the wide range of surgical and rejuvenation treatments offered, facility information, industry news section and a comprehensive download section. Customer can easily sign up for special promotions and offers and also view videos and a number of 3D procedure animations.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the Joanna Mardon School of Dance.

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Joanna Mardon School of Dance is a local Exeter based dance school offering ballet, tap and jazz/street dancing to a large number of students. The site features the various dance class timetables, a latest news and events blog and student download area. Students results are provided and password protected after dance examinations and students are also kept up to date with a regular HTML email newsletter from the dance school.

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A micro website designed and developed to showcase the work of Bold Legal members.

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The Bold Legal group offers members many benefits including a microsite to further expand upon the legal services offered and also a charter to guarantee the highest level of service. Bold legal requested a template microsite design that could be adjusted to suit each members needs.

One Bright Spark provided a microsite design template which included links to membership of professional law industry bodies, a regular industry blog section, area for client reviews and on page videos explaining the work and benefit of becoming a member the Bold Legal Group.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the work of Wild Consultancy.

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The WILD (Women In Leadership Development) Consultancy delivers quality leadership training for women seeking to unleash their leadership potential. The website features a blog 'WILD bites' offering event updates and WILD news, client testimonials and information about the work of the WILD team. Customers can sign up for a newsletter or connect with The Wild Consultancy team via their social media channels.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the work of Mid Devon based Plant A Seed Garden Design.

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Plant A Seed Garden Design is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction and we produced a website to showcase this approach. The website features a regularly updated garden blog 'green fingers' which offers planting tips and advice and also updates on current projects. Customers can sign up for a newsletter or connect with Plant A Seed garden design via their social media channels. The website also beautifully showcases the portfolio of work which is continually being updated.

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Website designed and developed to promote the work of Exeter based AMB driving tuition.

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AMB driving tuition based in Exeter offers quality and affordable driving lessons for your route to early success.The website features a range of guidance and information for driving students and offers promotions and offers with the integrated social media. The website content provides students with all the information they need, before, during and after their driving test, with links to obtaining your licence, test questions advice, information videos and a blog to educate new and existing drivers.

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A website designed and developed to promote the work of Bristol based Amalgam Landscape.

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Amalgam Landscape is a landscape architecture company based in Bristol delivering a landscape planning and landscape design service throughout the UK. The site showcases their work within the landscape architecture industry with examples of projects and detailed information about the services offered. The website also features a regularly updated industry blog, twitter updates and testimonials from their many satisfied clients.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the work of Devon based Wightman Builders.

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The website highlights the work of Wightman Builders, a local Ottery St Mary based building and construction firm. The site shows off a range of previous and current projects with links to flickr libraries to provide before and after photographs of their various building projects. Rotating image sliders and rotating testimonials are also used to promote the services offered and previous customers experiences. Membership of professional building industry bodies are also shown prominently to provide customer confidence of a quality service.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the work of cosmetic surgeon Mr David Oliver.

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The website highlights Mr Oliver's cosmetic surgery practice and provides information and advice on the range of surgery procedures he offers. The site features a regular industry blog from Mr Oliver, extensive information about cosmetic surgery services with procedure information and downloads, before and after examples and 3D animations for a range of procedures.

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E-commerce website designed and developed for Dawlish Bag designer Tall Amy Bags.

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The Tall Amy bags website features a family of bags designed by local Dawlish bag designer Becky Tallamy. The site enables customers to buy one of the bag family but also design their bag in their chosen fabric material and also customise the bag to their own particular style.

The website is integrated with Tall Amy Bag's social media channels and offers a blog to provide information about bag designs and additions to the bag family.

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Website designed and developed for Buckland Chapel showcasing the community resource.

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The Buckland Chapel Trust is a not for profit organisation comprising a group of willing volunteers aiming to restore an old Baptist Chapel as a resource for our local Dartmoor community. The website enables the Chapel to promote the local community resource with a news and events section and information about the venue facilities and how to book these.

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Website designed and developed for change management consultancy Cygnus.

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Cygnus Change Management are a consultancy with a difference and look to help small charities and churches needing professional business consultancy. The website offers information about the services offered and details about how Cygnus Change Management can help.

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Website designed and developed for local Wedding make up business The Wedding Face.

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The Wedding Face website highlights the range of services offered by Zoe Wellicombe, owner of the Exeter based wedding make up business. The Wedding Face offer natural looking make-overs for the bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the work of Tiffany Macedo-Dine.

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The website provides information about the work of transformational coach, professional counsellor & motivational presenter Tiffany Macedo-Dine. The site features a regular blog from Tiffany, a sign up to her newsletter option and also integration with Tiffany's social media channels.

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A website designed and developed to showcase the work of cosmetic surgeon and medico-legal expert Mr Christopher Stone.

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The website highlights Mr Stone's work and provides information and advice on his range of surgery and medical legal services. The site features a regular industry blog from Mr Stone, extensive information about cosmetic surgery services with procedure information and downloads, before and after examples and 3D animations for a range of procedures.

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Website designed and developed to showcase the services of Moorland First Aid who provide a range of first aid training courses.

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The Moorland First Aid website provides information about the training courses offered with latest news and updates in the world of first aid. The website and brand is presented in a cartoon fun style with sections such as event information, course details and RSS updates.

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The IBD research website is a scientific research project looking at inflammatory bowel disease and the genetics of adverse drug reactions.

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The UKIBD Genetics Consortium (UKIBDGC) comprises of clinicians and scientists who undertake collaborative research in the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease. The website is designed for healthcare professional and patients with IBD to work together, identify and understand the genes that determine disease susceptibility, course and response and the side effects of treatments.

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The Devon Sessional GPs website is an online portal resource for all locum and salaried GP’s across Devon.

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The site acts as a local hub of information on a variety of topics including locuming, educational events, courses, appraisal, local guidelines and is run voluntarily by GP’s for GP’s.

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The Exeter Specialist Clinics website showcases their wide range of surgery procedures.

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The website offers information for patients, service information, google maps location details, team information and more.

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