June 2nd (Tonight!) – We’ll be discussing How to Use Topic Buckets For Your Business Blog. This will be an expansion of last week’s post on the same topic.
June 9th – How to Think Like a Rock Star and Cultivate Fans On Your Blog! This will be discussing how to create more engagement and fans on your blog, applying the principles from my book.
June 16th – Your favorite blog plugins. We do this every few months, it’s your chance to share your favorite blog plugins and also pick up some new ones to improve the functionality of your blog! Most of the discussion will be on WordPress by design, but we’ll be discussing which widgets etc are good for all blogs as well.
June 23rd – Jay Baer joins us to discuss how you can apply his concept of Youtility to your blogging efforts! Jay will discuss his book Youtility with us as well as how shifting your content strategy to focus on teaching and helping versus selling can actually generate more sales!
June 30th – OPEN MIC! We do this the last Sunday of every month, no set blogging topic, we’ll chat up whatever blogging area you want to discuss!
(Cue cheezy late-night commercial television voice) But wait…that’s not all!
In July we will be joined by another awesome co-host as the one and only Mitch Joel will be joining us on July 7th to talk his new book Ctrl Alt Delete, as well as his approach to blogging. I think it will be fascinating as Mitch does things a little bit differently than most of us when it comes to blogging, and I am anxious to learn from him! Finally, another special surprise in July is that Y’all Connect in Birmingham will host the first Live #Blogchat of 2013! Y’all Connect will be on July 23rd and the first 100 attendees also receive a free copy of Think Like a Rock Star!
Additionally, I’m currently seeking a sponsor for #Blogchat in July. Here’s more information on what you will get. Obviously, the big advantage is to have your brand associated with #Blogchat and given prime exposure every Sunday night. Each #Blogchat covers a different blogging topic and I will work with you to cover topics that are relevant to your business, or if you have certain questions about blogging and social media that you need help answering, we can focus our discussions on these areas as well. A #Blogchat sponsorship is a great way to bring more exposure to your brand, but to also get answers to the blogging and social media questions you have.
Also, the sponsor will be given one ‘Sponsored’ post here. Currently, the blog’s daily traffic and feed readership is right at 4,000, but that is rising, May was the blog’s best month ever for traffic. Also, you’ll get a 200X200 pixel ad that will be placed at the top right of the blog for the month of July, as well. This sponsorship is first-come, first-served and the Think Like A Rock Star newsletter subscribers got a heads-up on this opportunity on Friday, and I am already talking to a couple of interested companies.
So if you want to lock down the July sponsorship for #Blogchat, please email me ASAP for pricing. With the lineup we’ll have this month with Jay co-hosting, then Mitch next month, the participation levels for #Blogchat this month and next should be at record levels. Which is another reason why a #Blogchat sponsorship makes so much sense!
See y’all tonight at 8pm Central!