Keys to Content that Emotes

The average human attention span is approximately 8 seconds.  Scientifically speaking, attention is the duration a person can remain focused without distraction. And I am willing to bet in the time you have read these words thus far, I have lost your “attention.”   

Did your office phone ring? Did you get a text message on your cell? A work email? Even someone speaking around you may have detracted your eyes from this page for a brief moment. Do I have your attention now? These represent just a brief glimpse into the obstacles that can hinder your content marketing.

How

In my youth, I was convinced I would be the next Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I was an avowed Sherlock Holmes enthusiast, and like any devoted follower, there is the inherent desire to perpetuate the life of a beloved character. Hence, the development of fan fiction.

I joined a Holmes fan society, named “The Baker Street Irregulars” (a reference to a cabal of street-smart youths who were Holmes’ eyes and ears), and shared my first finished piece of fan fiction, which I was convinced would play on the hearts and minds of the harshest critics and devotees to the canon

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

While that phrase may take you back to 1990 with Hypercolor shirts and Saved By the Bell (you are welcome for your earworm of the day), there are actually some keys that you can apply when working on a project that keeps you spinning your wheels.

Stop
When you are not sure if you are heading in the right direction, often times the best thing to do is stop and evaluate what it is that you are trying to accomplish.  Often we get caught up in trying to do things the quickest way, but we are not doing it

Let’s go back to the good ole days of grade school. I understand that may have been some time ago for some, but humor me. Do you remember your first crush? – That cute boy or girl you couldn’t stop thinking about. How they smiled or styled their hair. 

You drew your crush’s name next to yours in hearts and wrote love letters you knew you would never show them. You would daydream about them thinking of you in class and you happened to somehow always be at your locker the exact moment they passed. It may seem a little

These days, it seems the number of social media platforms are endless! Seeking professional relationships, there’s an app for that. Enjoy sharing videos, there’s an app for that too! Have a passion for sharing recipes, yes you guessed it, there is an app for that also. 

Don’t drown in the vast sea of social media apps! Here is how to effectively select the right social platform to effectively leverage your business.

Define Your Target Audience

This step will be the easiest of the three steps because your social media audience will be the exact same as the audience you target