An easy-peasy personal blogging strategy with Twitter

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Perhaps this seems too easy.  Maybe it’s a shortcut.  But who doesn’t appreciate a good shortcut, right?!  Even the cooking show by Sandra Lee, “Semi-Homemade Cooking,” is one of my favorites!

I love to write blogs.  My new and improved writing schedule provides a biweekly opportunity for personal blogging.  They’re easy enough as it is because the tone is casual, grammar doesn’t have to be perfect, and it’s fun!  As the popularity of social media networking grows via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and other countless sites (see a full list here), I found a way to *sometimes* streamline my blogging efforts with these sites.

I’m using my twitter account @Go2Girly to bookmark things I want to revisit with a retweet.  Bookmarking websites and blogs via the standard internet browser is inefficient, in my opinion.  Twitter makes is so easy to find what you’re interested in, stay connected with the market, amp up networking efforts, and maintain a lively presence online all at the same time!

Thanks to a few great tweets I stumbled upon this morning, I’ve confirmed that this shortcut is a stellar blogging strategy.

Alicia Cowan @AbsoluteAlicia: “17 Copy-And-Paste Blog Post Templates http://bit.ly/xiBbkB

Kristi Hines @kikolani: “NEW: Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Sloth Bathtime http://bit.ly/wLpMV2

Jennifer Mattern @Queryfreewriter tweeted: “Work Smarter: Do Take it Personally (for Freelancers) http://3bm.co/zNQTAF Guest post from @millercathy

Of course, you cannot replace the occasional personal insight that comes from writing a complete blog from start to finish and sharing it with the world.  The key to having an easy personal blogging strategy is to keep it personal!  Blog (or retweet) about things in which you are genuinely interested!  Potential clients and future friends can get to know you from your online twitter stream.  This is the modern-day first impression.  Am I right?!

Aside from using twitter to bookmark my favorites blogs while simultaneously connecting with fellow writers, I prefer a “research – learn – write – share” blogging strategy.  It’s a great strategy for any type of writing, really.  What compels me to write is the opportunity to create new knowledge and communicate (share) that with the world.  I approach every writing project from a “more research is needed” stance because I’m a scientist.  An unfamiliar topic gives me the opportunity to learn while working, which feeds my brain and soul and creates an instant reward for me.

If you would like to work with me, I’d be delighted to hear from you.  I crave research-centric writing projects where exploration and creativity are encouraged!

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