Over the last few weeks we've given you the steps you need to take to get you to the point where you're ready to get started on your content. The end game here is to write engaging content because remember content is king. This blog will touch on how research assists you to do that and a few tips on how to develop and write engaging content for social media.
"Research is creating new knowledge." Neil Armstrong
The content you're creating is about something you know exceptionally well - it's about your product or service. That however doesn't mean you don't need to include the tried and tested practice of research. The content you're creating needs to be a mix of original material and curated or shared material. Researching the web for facts & figures, articles, images, video and so much more will assist you to build a bank of information and references that will help you create your content.
Research is something that's ongoing for me. I always have in mind topics my customers are interested in and whether I'm talking to someone, reading the newspaper, attending a seminar or reviewing my LinkedIn feed, if relevant information pops up, I'll add it to my "Content" folder for future reference.
"Content is King." Bill Gates
A few things to remember from what our Social Media Strategy Mind Map has guided you through so far:
"What is Engaging Content and How to Create It" Neil Patel
"5 Practical Steps to Writing Sensational Content" Ann Handley
"How to Create Content for Short Attention Spans" Hubspot
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Annabel Sullivan and Susan Davis, Directors of Strategic Social Profiles write a regular blog for professionals and small business owners. We strive to share our experience and knowledge and assist our readers on how to Social It Yourself and reap the benefits from effective social media.