Author Archives: Saskia van de Riet

At a loss for topics…

 

“Search and you will find” – everyone knows that expression. Yet, when it comes to finding great blog topics, you may not be so sure how to make that work for you. Are you sometimes – or even regularly – at a loss for new topics? Would “the search and you will find” paradigm be so easy for you and your blog? I couldn’t possibly answer that question for you. And I am not even going to try…. Continue reading

How to start a blog from scratch?

Interesting, isn’t it, how clients, prospects and total strangers can always ask surprising questions? Questions you never come up with, yourself? Does that sound familiar? This is why it would never have occurred to me that it might be a good idea to share how you start a new blog, a blog from scratch? Yet, I received this question a number of times recently, so here goes. My view on how to start your journey towards blogging success… Continue reading

Are you ready to write?

 

In a world where so much wisdom, knowledge, information, and valuable content is delivered by the written word, it can be totally paralysing if you cannot write well, or rather when you are convinced you cannot write well. Blogging may feel like an insurmountable hurdle. And, trust, me, I know the feeling. I have been there. Trained as a construction engineer, loving numbers, calculus and anything I could count, add, subtract or multiply I grew up fully convinced that language and writing were not part of my skills, talents and achievements. Continue reading

The catch with catchy blog titles

 

Blog titles are meant to be catchy. I agree. They need to trigger your audience, entice your readers to start reading you blog post. The title is the reason your readers will read. And boring titles are not an option, right? You’re not boring, you’re business is not boring, and neither are your blog posts. Continue reading

The Power of Presenting

How important is presentation for your blog?

Blog success is so much more than just blogging. Writing the content of your blog posts is essential, because that illustrates how you are helping others, what your expertise is, and how your clients benefit. Continue reading

Is het waar dat bloggen veel tijd kost?

 

Bloggen kost tijd. Dat kan ik beamen. Dat bloggen teveel tijd kost, daar zit hem de kneep. Is het waar dat bloggen veel tijd kost? Nee, dat is namelijk helemaal niet zo. Dat denk jij. Dat zijn gedachten. En meestal zijn gedachten helemaal niet waar. Ook al geloof je ze wel. Daar weet ik alles van. Heb ik zelf heel lang last van gehad. Niet van die gedachten, want ja, die geloofde ik. Die gedachten klopten, vond ik. Nee, ik had last van de consequenties van die gedachten… en ik dacht dat het aan iets anders lag. Ik dacht dat het aan het bloggen lag, en dat dit voor mij niet zou werken, dat dit me teveel tijd zou kosten. Dus heb ik het wekelijks bloggen uitgesteld. Heel lang uitgesteld… Continue reading