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Below is an email that I sent today to all members who so far have chosen to volunteer as blog authors for the group.
I wanted to thank you for volunteering to be a “blog author” for the new Executive Club blog. I’m hoping that this effort does 2 things…brings more meaningful content to the group and also gives you a chance to share your expertise in the community in such a way that it helps you “brand” in a personal manner.
The criteria for a post is simple. I would like to have the post be your content/ideas/thoughts. Meaning, don’t just post a link to another article on the web and add some commentary. I want your post to be the one that others reference.
Also, let’s not make your post a question. It’s ok to ask what others think in regards to your post, but let’s not make it the primary purpose. For example, let’s not post something like “What do you think of the new iPad?” Rather, tell us what you think of the new iPad.
The length of the post should be no less than 300 words. I don’t have a maximum at this point as I don’t think that will be an issue. Also, I will be looking for a post from you every 90 days. This will allow me to schedule content out. That’s not to say you have to wait 90 days to re-post…if you have something that you want considered…please send it. This is going to be a little bit of an experiment as we do this so I’m open to any and all suggestions.
So we can get this ball rolling, if you can send me a post as soon as you can…that would be great and much appreciated. I’ll be giving feedback to all authors as we go.
You can write your post in any word processing application you want… such as Word, Pages, Google docs, plain text…or even just write it in an email. Once you are finished, just email it to me and I will manage the posting to the site. Of course, I will be listing you as the author along with a link to your Linkedin profile. If you have a headshot on Linkedin, I’ll also display that.
As always, if you have any questions/comments/concerns…please let me know.
I look forward to reading your posts.