When my friend Miriam Slozberg asked me if I would be interested in participating in a Writing Process Blog Tour, my first reaction was “No” – but after I gave it a second thought, I decided I should do it because I’ve been so busy with my “day job” and in a slump with my blog, perhaps this would get me back on track with my blog. The tour consists of me answering a few questions, then passing the torch to a few other writers who will answer the same questions. Miriam knows a good bit about Klout and you can read her post learn more about what she does.
1. What am I working on? Lately my time has been tied up with my day job. I work at a company called Flex Imaging and I’ve been working on the company’s new website. You can see it here www.fleximaging.com I have completely redesigned the site and really ramping up the SEO. My writing process for this site is tedious data entry. In addition to the company’s information, I am also adding all of the national service network vendors to the site (almost 300 companies) so you can see the time factor involved. When the site is complete, it will be almost 400 pages. I have also been taking the digital marketing into new directions with video clips, Facebook & LinkedIn marketing as well as many other social media platforms. This is all new territory for Flex Imaging.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? There are other fortune 500 companies that have great websites and video clips, and a social media presence. My goal is to approach it from the end-user’s pain point. Flex Imaging does not require a contract so my writing process focuses on that. Our video clips offer tips, and useful information as well as offer appreciation to existing clients. I don’t want to just sell, but rather offer value-added information the end user will gladly share.
Our website, when complete will also freely share our national service network information. It’s basically free advertisement for vendors we use in locations across the country. By sharing this information freely, this not only shows we are confident in our company, but it gives the vendors we use a sense of good will.
3. Why do I write what I do? When I write on my own blog, I teach people what I learn in simple, easy to follow steps. I’m a visual learner, so many times I will create a video on exactly how to do something. I started doing this back in 2007 because so many of my friends kept asking me over and over again how to do something, and it was just easier for me to write a blog post how to do it. I always try to write a post if someone asks me how to do something.
4. How does my writing process work? To be completely honest, my writing process is terrible. Really really bad. I don’t keep a calendar. I have tried. There are some tasks at which I am very organized – but for whatever reason, writing a blog is not one of them. I work best if someone asks me to write about a specific topic or if I have a specific project to complete and then write about it. And then there’s the pre-publish issue. I have been known to hit “publish” before proofreading several times. I REALLY need to proofread SEVERAL times. I never catch all of my mistakes the first or even second time I proofread my work. To be honest – I need to let a post “sit” a day or two and re-read it before posting it. Thank you for reading about my process and I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me. Be sure to share your links in the comment section so I can read your process too.
So this is my writing process, and now I pass the torch to:
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Keri Francek Jaehnig
I am the Founder and CMO of Idea Girl Media, a Social Media Marketing Agency that works with business brands, public figures & non-profits to achieve social media success and positive online reputation. I am humbled to have received a 2013 Small Business Influencer Honorable Mention Award, and a commendation for Outstanding Attainment in Social Media from the Senate of the State of Ohio. My insight has also been featured at Social Media Today, SteamFeed, Search Engine People, and AOL Small Business, as well as at Forbes and Business Insider. Non-fat lattes, travel & quick wit make me smile, and I am always enthused to meet new people!
Barbara Fariña works in the area of telecommunications for over 15 years. Social Media Manager at Monopolize Social Media. Hard working woman. She is passionate about art. Promoter of music and art in general. Journalist degree. For Barbara there is no limit in communication. Barbara expresses herself in a different way by posting photos in her blog posts. You can see her works on her website.