Here’s the first of eight questions to ask, an excerpt from keys if you will to blogging success from Lori Randall and The Social Media Examiner

#1: Are You Passionate?

In The New Rules of Marketing & PR, David Meerman Scott urges would-be bloggers to “be passionate about and want the world to know about” their subject. If you need copy written for a corporate blog and you don’t have a fire in your belly for the subject matter, delegate to or hire someone who does.

Even if your business is extremely traditional, readers expect some degree of humanity. They want to know that these posts aren’t generated by a soulless office drone trapped in a cubicle who also writes for 12 other blogs, and gets confused.

Click here to read the full article.

I use this book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR, as a textbook to teach integrated marketing communications. I’ve found nothing better to teach  expert social media users (my students) how create successful plans.

One response to “Blogging Tips – Passion is a Must”

  1. Leah Michele Avatar

    I agree 100% with you. I think you need to be passionate about what you’re blogging about. Everyone has a passion and they can pick that platform, and blog it! There are blogs for EVERYTHING out there!

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