30 Day Blog Challenge, Day 19

One way I will build my platform will be using social media

The question in today's 30 Day Blog Challenge is quite difficult when you can't imagine that anyone would be remotely interested in what you have to offer, but I will have a go anyway!

"Which methods do you want to use to build your platform and increase your influence?"

A Leading Learner

My first method would be to make myself a 'Leading Learner'. I have never stopped learning about all sorts of things related to my blog focus, and I would like to take others on my journey of discovery. This would give me lots of topics to write about, such as travel, photography, and health. I have a lifetime's experience of living and working in different countries around the world, so I can speak from experience too.

Build a Platform

When we talk about 'building a platform' on the Internet, we mean how do we intend to connect with existing and potential followers. How can we make ourselves visible, so we stand out from the millions of other bloggers out there?

Social media is the first thing that comes to mind. I would ensure that I was the face of my brand, and easily recognizable on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, YouTube, and Pinterest, due to my active involvement on all these platforms.

Eventually, I'd like to try public speaking, and reaching out to press organizations. But that is probably a long way down the line, as I am still building my site, and my vision.

This is all so amazing. I would never have got this far if it hadn't been for Natalie Sisson of The Suitcase Entrepreneur. What an inspiration she has been for me. I've been thinking about having a more professional blog for a long time, but I've been dithering about how to actually get started. Natalie was the spur.

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  1. I agree social media is a great way to build your platform, this was also at the top of my list with the hope to expand in the future!

  2. Thanks, Angela, I'm going over to look at your list now!


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