Every week bloggers around the world open up The BIG Idea newsletter to find the latest news in blogging and social media, tips on how to maintain and manage their sites, advice on how to focus on what matters, and bright ideas for creating a successful blog. They use the newsletter to maximize their blog success.
The point of The BIG Idea (sample) is to serve bloggers up the best information available from around the web in a short, concise email. Not all bloggers have the opportunity or the time to keep up with the latest trends in blogging and social media. But the smart bloggers know they don’t have to. They can get all the news delivered straight to their inbox in this every-so-handy newsletter.
Are you on the list to get this fantastic resource? If not, get signed up. You won’t regret it. If you already receive the newsletter it’s important to make sure you are getting the most out the information that comes to your inbox each week.
The BIG Idea newsletter has four main sections. Each one is designed to help bloggers in a particular way as to further their success.
What’s BIG This Week
The first section of the newsletter includes three timely articles or posts from bloggers, social media experts, marketers, and others that will help any blogger up their game.
Do you need help with creating content? How about a better way to plan and schedule posts? Maybe you are looking to add a new social media platform to your lineup. Which one is best? How do you use it well?
All these questions and more are answered in this section of the newsletter.
But sometimes you don’t have time to read each article in detail. That’s why it’s important to have a plan for how to manage this part of the newsletter so you can get maximum results from the information it contains.
Pocket is the world’s leading save-for-later service. It’s an app/extension that can be used on your phone, tablet, or desktop to store web articles until you are ready to read them. It’s free.
By using a tag system you can organize articles by topic, date, or any other method you designate. After articles are read you can archive them. You can also favorite the ones you to reference again and again.
Create a TBI tag
When you receive the newsletter open each article in section one and Pocket it using this tag. You can come back and read them later, as time allows.
Choose the best
Not every article or post will apply to every blogger every time a newsletter is sent. That’s okay. After you have Pocketed the posts you can decide which ones you need to act on. Choose the best articles for your situation and needs then forget the rest.
Spring into action
Once you have decided which articles are worthy of your attention it is important to act on them. Add the post to your priority list for the week as something you need to start working on or accomplish for that week. If you try to put it off you’ll never come back to it. Do it now!
Did You Know?
The second section of the newsletter is designed to give you a tangible and timely boost in your blog success. Whether it’s the latest post from DebiStangeland.com, a training video, or a helpful tip in using social media this is an “act now” section. It is designed to be simple and short and something you can do right away that will make a big difference in how you blog.
Read this section immediately and click on any hyperlinks. Read or Pocket any articles, watch any videos, and try any social media tips. This will give you a boost for the week.
Pocket what’s important
Any links, videos, or tips you want to have for future reference should go directly into you Pocket. Start building your resource list with an appropriate tag such as Social Media Tips, Handy Tools, Teaching Videos, or similar.
Pin These BIG Ideas
Section three of The BIG Idea newsletter is dedicated to Pinterest. There are two pin graphics that are linked directly back to Pinterest and an appropriate board of like-minded information. 99% of the time these pins have to do with blogging, marketing, or social media. In the past year about three out of the 100 graphics have been non-blogging related.
This means these pins are curated for your benefit. They are not chosen just because the pictures are pretty, even though they usually are. Rather, they are chosen because the articles attached to them contain helpful, success-building information you can use.
Don’t overlook these pins. Each has been carefully chosen and can help you maximize your efforts as you blog and share your posts with your audience. Click them and read the posts. It will help you become a better blogger.
Create a BIG Idea board in Pinterest
Create a BIG Idea board on your Pinterest profile. You can make it public or secret. This is where you will store the pins from the newsletter.
After you have opened the newsletter and clicked the pin repin it to you own account. Ideally, you should pin it to your BIG Idea board. You may also repin it to an appropriate board on your account but don’t forget the next step…
Read the post
The point of sharing these pins is to provide you with amazing content that can help propel you forward. If you never read the info it’s hardly worth repinning the graphic.
Share the pin
When you find a pin that helps, share it with others. If you belong to group boards – repin there. Support other bloggers by sharing what you learn.
Meanwhile….Back On The Ranch
Section four of the the newsletter is a little insight into the life I lead as a wife, mom, and a blogger. It’s designed to reassure you that I’m completely human and sometimes I’m a hot mess in my home life. I like to think I’ve got it all together and yet it seems every week I get a reminder that I don’t. Yeah, I’ve got issues. But that’s okay because I’m doing my best and I want my mishaps to be an encouragement to you that to be a successful blogger you don’t have to be perfect, you just have keep moving forward.
Drop me a line
At the bottom of every newsletter is the Let’s Connect section is a button to “Ask Me A Question.” If you have a question or a comment or want more information on something you have read, drop me a line. I love hearing how you are using the information I am curating. I’d love to hear about your successes. I also love networking. That’s what blogging is really all about isn’t it? Let’s do it together.
Follow me on social media
I share daily blog tips on Instagram. I host a community of bloggers on Facebook. I’ve curated an amazing library on Pinterest. Are you cashing in on these opportunities to learn and grow as a blogger? Come join the fun.
You can use all the blog tools in the world and still not be a success if you aren’t using them properly. The BIG Idea newsletter is a tool that can help you get where you want to go with your blog. It’s full of news, tips, videos, and articles that really work. Don’t keep spinning your wheels. Instead, sign up for the newsletter and then use it to boost your success. It’s designed for just that purpose and everything that goes into it has your success in mind.
This is your time to shine. Your voice matters and the world needs to hear your bright ideas.
Now download your own management plan and get started creating a successful blog.