Website… So You Used To Have One….?
Relationships are fragile bonds that need to be built up and maintained in order to keep them healthy and allow them to flourish. Unfortunately, break ups do happen, and they are nerve wracking, stressful and frustrating. It is very different when you are talking about your website.
How many abandoned websites are there…lonely and forgotten? Do you remember that one website that you had planned to change the world with? How about the one you were going to make a million dollars with? What happened? If you could, would you go back and do something differently?
Well… If you said yes, here are some ways to do just that!
- Be strong and decisive. If you are really going to restart a website, you have to be committed. It won’t be easy at times. However, if you follow the other steps it doesn’t have to be hard either. Also let the world know that you are getting back online or at least posting a few entries.
- Maximize your sites communication. Opening doors of communication are the key when your primary focus is to reconnect and open the doors to the world. Engage with social media in a comfortable fashion, but strategically. In other words, don’t rush to date the world but simply connect with others who share your interests and that of your site.
- Make sure your site has a good home. Your blog will suffer if you don’t give it a home that it can grow with. If you still own the domain name or are just getting started, just point it to a WordPress .com site. You can get the benefits of being able to grow and a connected WordPress community.
- Get to writing! Rant if you must… tell the story of how you “Broke Up” with your blog previously and what your plans or intentions are, topics of discussions and just what you think. There are others who have felt the same, believe me I was there myself. I lost touch with one of my sites and now it is back with a vengeance. I will be sharing more on that as things flesh out.
- Simply be yourself. This is 100% your show. You choose the topics and the looks you can really share your style as you see fit. Also remember your site will serve you well if you treat it well.
- *Bonus Tip* Having a site that is your provides great website marketing opportunities.
Once you get it back, having a blog that is updated regularly will provide great content to share in social media.
- Teaching with Blogs (insidehighered.com)
- Social Media: the Open Door to Brand Loyalty | Social Media Today (raphaellove.wordpress.com)