Who ya gonna call? Ghostwriters!

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I’ve always liked to write and, even though I have the gift for gab (or so I’m told), I’m comfortable expressing myself via the written word. But some people aren’t so they shun that type of communication, which can really stifle your business message in today’s texting, blogging and social media world.

While it’s important to get out in public and display your people skills whenever possible, social media is here to stay so developing a knack for blogging or electronic communication is crucial to stay ahead – or at least keep pace – with the competition.

Blogging is another way to generate leads for your business, but you need to devote some time to it daily. The more you post the more reach you’ll have with search engines, which leads to more activity and people reading your posts. But if you’re uncomfortable writing or don’t have the time, help is available in the form of ghostwriters. These can either be people you hire through a professional service or your neighbor’s son or daughter who majored in English at college. Or perhaps you have children skilled at writing and social media. I’m sure they’d be glad to help you out (with a nudge or bribe, of course).

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Laura Murray
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This is something that I am thinking about.  One of the beauties of a blog is that is lets folks know who you are you are your personality.  The flip side is, it is time consuming and should it then be outsourced?

Jun 22, 2012 10:32 AM #1
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Jaime Westman
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Hi Laura,

 

Writing and blogging can be very time consuming. I don’t think ghost writers are for everyone; it’s a personal decision. I do think it’s important that your own personal blog really reflect your personality and your view points so if one decides to use a ghost writer he/she would have to reflect this.

 

Another idea I’ve seen other blogs do is invite guest bloggers which saves you some time.

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Jaime, Nice straight advice about blogging. It does have to reflect our personality to become effective.

Jun 22, 2012 05:19 PM #3
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Donna Foerster
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Jaime~ I would never dream of hiring a ghostwriter, I enjoy writing far too much.  There are some great tips here that anyone can benefit from...what a blog should look and sound like!  Well done.

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Ghostwriters would have their pros and cons. I believe ghostwriting will ulitimately begin to reflect the views and personality of the writer. Never say never, but I'm not for ghostwriting.

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