They wanted to know if others would re-post their blogs or if other bloggers might use their content or if somebody in publishing might pick up their blog for some technical information.
Here is the reality: Other bloggers might pick up another company blog IF it has amazing content. The blog might get re-posted IF there is some really interesting content that helps others. The media might pick up the blog if, once again, there is some great content that they might not have access to.
Notice the one word "content".
To be fair, we had not seen this corporate blog until we got the email and once we clicked through and found it...
Lesson #1 about blogging: Quit selling! When your company blog is simply a sales message about what you can do or what you have for sale or how wonderful your service is...nobody will pick it up or re-post other than friends (maybe) and family (maybe).
Three tips on content:
Be Helpful - You might have the very best product on the market but if you are seen as constantly selling it...it turns folks off. Better to tell a story about how your product or service truly helped somebody that needed it. Story telling is powerful.
Be Sincere - The days of the "Snake Oil Salesman" are long gone. (Unless you are in politics it seems.) Better to help people understand how you can fix a problem they have and be factual.
Be Easy - A blog post should not scream at the reader. It can be funny, helpful, informative but bold type, various hot colors in the text don't cut it.
One more? For your blog post to "get out there" you must post more than three times a month. Honest...
Now, go "Get Out There!"
Thanks for reading...