Brand and Network in recent times goes hand in hand. In a recent post, I talked about Branding And Networking after attending The Bloggers Point Brunch. A whole lot of us have brands but we have failed to build it. We complain about how it has remain stagnant and lacks growth but how much of our time and money do we put into watching it grow from a baby to an adult. Your brand is who you are, it represents you. Whatever you will do to yourself to help you grow, apply same to your brand.
I have been wanting to share random facts about me for a long time but I was never sure why I should. As a result, this post has been sitting in my draft for too long and today, I brace the courage to share. I thought, it will not be a bad idea for my dearest readers and followers to get to know more about me. I once shared in Too Much Information Tag but then a few more random facts should not hurt. Come with me, winks.
WHAT IS BRANDING?
Branding is an essential key to a successful blog growth. Every blogger has its own unique niche. However some bloggers only venture into starting up without having any long term goal but just because others are blogging.
Blogging for me started as a way to reaching out with other writers, sharing my experience and connecting with people who have experienced same and sharing a host of other things especially my musings. Little did I know that blogging goes beyond writing. Your blog name is your brand, your identity and your trademark. What you stand for is what readily comes to the mind of people when they hear your brand name. Branding your blog to your style and taste is what makes you different.
When I read some blog excerpts, I can immediately reference a blogger or two who must have written it. That goes to say their brand has been imprinted in my heart.
When people tell me they don’t know about Whatsapp stories and they do not use it, I’m just blank. Like really? What then have you been using your WhatsApp for?
As a brand, I have this belief that you should explore all available options of promoting yourself. Even the most laid back person in technology has a Whatsapp, and sooner or later they would realize there exist an option where you can post stories and view them.
“We met at a local restaurant.
She tweeted from her Smartphone ,”Socializing is so liberating compared to being hung on Social media all the time”.
I liked her tweet and asked for the Bill.”
― Ketan Waghmare
Take a moment and ask yourself when was the last time you went a full day, from wake to sleep, without checking social media? If sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram disappeared tomorrow, would you feel empty and depressed? Has social media become an addiction for you?
If you answer yes, then please continue to read.
You should also read Addicted.