Category: Better Blogging

What you do after is more important than creating viral content

Your Facebook post just went viral. Now what? Nothing makes me cringe more than a marketing team who sits down and says, “Ok, let’s create a viral Facebook video.” That’s not the point of social media. You can’t always plan viral content. And one and done doesn’t make for a social media expert. If your good […]

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8 Essential Do and Do Nots for Bloggers | Better Blogging

I’ve been in the blogging community since 2009. Having recently passed the 1,000 post milestone, there are a few lessons I’ve learned along the way. One of the most important is there’s no one correct way for everyone to blog. Each person has their own perspective and often we’ll find agriculture bloggers writing about similar […]

1,000 Lessons Learned From My First 1,000 Blog Posts

Back in 2009, I started blogging before a move to Wyoming where’d I’d be working on a ranch, out of my natural environment, 24 hours away from home, and of course my family and friends wanted to see and hear about my adventures. Considering there wouldn’t be much phone service in the mountains, I figured […]

Lay Down the Pitch Forks | 6 Steps to Conflict Resolution

Social media and online conversations have brought about an entirely new world for companies and marketers to manage. Add in the fact that pretty much anyone is now allowed to join the conversation and I think we definitely have a tough situation on our hands when a crisis comes around. This month’s situation involving Muck […]

5 Online Tools to Build your Farm or Ranch Business

Sometimes in the rush and routine for everything, it can be easy for us to forget that not everyone is comfortable with or knows just how to get started in social media, or with any online tools for that matter. In my article for Progressive Forage Grower magazine this month, I’ve shared 5 tips to […]

How to lose an argument on food and agriculture topics

A few weeks back, I shared several lessons learned while sticking my neck out and engaging in discussions centered around food and agriculture topics. Today, I share a few lessons learned by failure; sometimes my own. Assuming science will give us all the answers; it only gives us some of the answers. Pick a topic, any […]

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