Blogging - #ConstChat Topic 8/13/15 Co-Hosted by Tess Wittler

Blogging, Co-Schedule, Trello, Oh My! #ConstChat Recap

Construction Chat is a weekly chat on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. If you’re free, we’d love you to join us.

Blogging for Contractors

Today’s chat topic and questions are from Tess Wittler, a regular chat participant, and blogging for contractors expert. Check out her 52 Ideas post.

But first, some of her tips.

  • Construction is so visual – photo blogs or vlogs with bullet points.
  • I started using a few weeks ago and love it! CoSchedule has analytics, “drip” posting, and a content calendar all built into it, and is also a WordPress plugin if you want it. CoSchedule – you need to pay for it, BUT totally is worth the cost, IMO.
  • I use Trello to gather my blogging ideas. Trello connects with Google Docs (as does CoSchedule) so you always have one place to gather, write and post your blogs. Link to Trello .
  • Smart approach is to post a blog article and then “drip” it out to the social media over days.
  • This may be “old school” but I use Feedly to gather online pubs/blogs to browse.
  • Most people are VISUAL learners.
  • Learning preference of visual is why YouTube and photos on Facebook are so effective!
  • Re ROI – you can’t always measure tangilble in marketing efforts, but you know what’s working.
  • Sometimes we get so focused on sharing WORDS that we forget there are other ways to share content that’s interesting and helpful.
  • Can any of you line up a few “guest” blog writers? Perhaps suppliers or others in the company?



Q1. Where do you find topics to write about?


Q2. How often do you post a new article to your blog?


Q3. What’s your biggest hang-up to blogging?


Q4. What kind of Return on Investment (ROI) do you see from blogging?


Q5. Have you tried using other content in your blog, such as videos, info-graphics, audio? If so, what?



Q6. How important will blogging be for your company in the next year and why?


Q7. When it comes to blogging, what do you want to know more about?


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