I came across a program recently that allows you to log into your blog (almost any blog platform) and submit a post. The tool is like a mini version of MS Word and allows you to easily edit your post, add images, and set the properties for the image, even link voicefiles. I did find the connection set up a minor challenge but after going back and viewing their set up video it became more obvious what to do.
So this post is a test using that program. I saw it written up in a newsletter for public speakers in the US. You can download a 30 day trial at http://www.blogjet.com/. The good thing about this program is that you can prepare your posts and save them on your computer as drafts and then when youâ€™re finished you can publish from the program and it posts it online. You can tick the setting that says â€˜delete draft after publishingâ€™ so you donâ€™t end up with heaps of old files on your computer.
As a Virtual Assistant it is worth subscribing to newsletters for your clientâ€™s industry. For example I support public speakers, consultants, trainers and business coaches. So I like to read the newsletters and websites they might frequent and itâ€™s good to keep in touch with their industry changes as it alerts me to further services I could provide to my clients. I began blogging because of a client request. And Iâ€™ve learnt a number of other programs because of needs various clients had. I also frequent discussion forums for different client industries in order to learn about their particular needs, to assist with research when asked, and also to continue making others in those industries aware of my own industry of Virtual Assistant. What better way to promote to your target market than to mix and mingle with them in their own environment?
Another item I use that I find particularly useful is a program named Tag Editor which is a Firefox Add on and I can enter in words or phrases and it creates Technorati tags for my posts. Unfortunately I canâ€™t link it with Blogjet so have to move from one screen to another but thatâ€™s a minor issue. KMT