by Kathie Niesen, CMP
It’s been a little over a year since I took this volunteer job as Blog Coordinator for SPIN. A lot has changed over those months, I attended my first SPIN leadership meeting and my first SPINCon. I met some amazing people – you know who you are!
I’ve gotten a little busier in the last year as my business has picked up, not from the website I labored to create, that everyone told me I needed. No I’ve gotten business in part from my SPIN colleagues. Who have mentored, informed and helped spread the word.
The one thing that hasn’t changed is the challenge of getting SPIN members to write blogs, why? I think there are a lot of misconceptions about what a blog is and is not. It is not an article for the newspaper or a white paper, it is by definition a discussion or informational site published on the internet consisting of posts by a small group of individuals or a single individual. It’s your opportunity to share your opinion and even to preach a little bit if you want.
It’s an opportunity to get your name in print and to share your knowledge. Blogs are in general short, 300-350 words and can include information about meeting planning issues or even just life issues.
There are some general suggestions for writing a good blog but we tend to be pretty laid back here at SPIN, and as lifelong learners, we don’t stick to just one subject.
If you have never blogged this is a great opportunity to get started and if you blog regularly, consider increasing your exposure through the SPIN blog.
So come on, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you would like to submit a blog about and when you think you can get it done. Your fellow SPIN members will thank you!
Kathie Niesen, CMP is the Owner of KMN Meetings and Events. She plans meetings of all sizes. Consulting services include instructional design, working with volunteers and faculty development. She is the SPIN Blog Coordinator and a member of PCMA. You can contact her at email@example.com
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