The ME Marketing Top Posts – What You Loved in 2016
Blogging took a backseat for me in 2016.
Now that you’ve picked your jaw up off the ground and recovered from shock that a successful social media professional admitted that she intentionally did not put a priority on blogging, let me explain.
Professionally, 2016 was an amazing year. We did a record amount of business, worked with some amazing clients, and did some beautiful work. However personally, 2016 sucked. Royally. The first six months was fine, but it all came to a screeching halt on June 16 when I experienced a deep personal loss that threw the next couple months into a tailspin.
Thus, writing on this blog took a backseat to the rest of my business as I prioritized what needed to be done. I love writing and I miss writing consistently. I know I need to get back into doing this (just like I need to get back into the gym – another thing I miss desperately). Life happens and sometimes you have to take a hard look at what truly makes your business tick and go from there.
As much as I love my blog and I appreciate each and every one of you that reads this, my blog does not make me money. My blog does not bring me business (that I know of). It’s my work product, work ethic, and word-of-mouth referrals that does. So when push came to shove and I had to make a choice, my beloved blog got pushed to the “when I get to it” list. Thank the good Lord I have my blessed assistant Jenn Hanford who contributes otherwise there wouldn’t be anything new sometimes!
Despite everything that has happened this year, we still had more pageviews this year than last and I have you to thank for that! I cannot thank you enough for supporting me and my business and this blog. Every Twitter share, Facebook like, Instagram like…I see them all and I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart.
That being said, let’s take a look at the 10 top posts published in 2016…
This article came as a result of a statistic I had read that stated that the majority of small businesses base their social media success on the number of views a post gets. Intrigued, I went down the rabbit hole to find the source and this post was the result.
This post, written by Jenn Hanford, gives any new or newish, entrepreneur five great resources to use when starting their own business.
This was a fun rant to write. It was inspired by a client email I had received where they were frustrated that a competitor was using some not-so-ethical means to gain Facebook likes.
Another rant post. I had read an article that stated a trend for 2016 was “quality over quantity.” Since this is something I have been preaching since day 1 of my business, I took a little offense.
In another popular post written by Jenn Hanford, she shares with us some easy ways new business owners can create brand awareness. And the best thing is that they’re free!
One thing I have loved over the past couple years is being involved in The Southern C – a community of Southern women entrepreneurs. The community and camaraderie of these women is something I value and I have made many friendships through this group. We’ve all learned from each other and love watching each other grow. In this post, I interviewed three of these fabulous ladies.
I love Instagram. In this post, I took the time to put together a short primer for those who want the Cliff Notes version.
I am a statistic nut. If you follow my business social accounts, you know barring the rare occasion I share one every Friday. In this post, I shared 21 social facts that I thought my fans and followers should know.
Jenn Hanford wrote this great piece that got a lot of traction in just two months because there are a lot of businesses who think themselves ‘boring’ – financial institutions, insurance, law firms, etc. In her post she gives us some fantastic ideas on how to lighten up your tone online so you can truly be effective.
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Another stat post and this one tops the list for the year. I started off 2016 with this post, sharing marketing facts that we could all use to start off our marketing plans on the right foot.
In 2017, I hope to get back to more consistent blogging, bringing valuable content to your inboxes each week. What was your favorite post on the ME Marketing blog this year? Share with us below! We’d love to know!