This has been an absolutely phenomenal guest blog campaign and we will definitely be making this an annual event. The ability to bring amazingly talented industry professionals together in a quickly-forming network to share their expertise, wisdom, and tips with each other—and more importantly—with soon-to-be-wed readers is wonderful. I hope you all have enjoyed reading it as much as I have enjoyed hosting it. And to all of the participants, thank you a million times over!
I just want to take a moment to encourage each and every one of you to blog about your wedding experience. Whether you are an industry professional or a bride/groom, etc., your experience is important and guess what? people do want to hear about it.
To the wedding planners/coordinators, vendors, etc., your blog is your voice. If you do not have a blog, or some sort of communicative outlet, then you are silent. If you currently have a blog for your company, what does it say about you and your endeavors? Is it something that would draw potential clients to your business? Does it foster friendship and networking opportunities for your fellow colleagues? The conversational tone of a blog is the perfect outlet to show the world what you want them to see and teach them what you want them to know about your industry experience and endeavors.
And even if you do not feel you have the ability or desire to blog on a consistent basis, whether it be every week or every day, you should absolutely consider hiring someone to do this for you. DA Weddings’ parent company—also my brainchild—Desired Assistance, a virtual writing and editing company offers this service under their retainer options. If interested, please contact me (Desiree) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 1.405.582.0015 for questions and comments. Another option is to hire an intern—a Writing/English/Journalism and or Marketing/PR/Advertising student are good majors/minors to choose from. And if you cannot afford to pay them, then set the internship up for class credit. They gain experience and you gain help managing your blog.
If you are a soon-to-be-wed bride/groom, or even a maid/matron of honour, best man, or other bridal party member, a blog from your perspective is also a great idea. It keeps everyone virtually updated on the process of the wedding planning as well as the wedding itself. Plus you can also include the emotional/mental/spiritual aspect to help others in your position cope with the [stress] of wedding planning. This is actually how many well-known wedding planners/bloggers got their start. Not to mention a frequent blog would sure jazz up your wedding website and make fact/date/other changes a breeze to communicate.
I encourage you all to continue your blogging. If this is your first attempt, congratulations! You’ve done an excellent job! Continue the process and remember to Tweet, Share (on Facebook), and pin EVERYTHING you do; you won’t be sorry!
Also, if you’ve been so unfortunate as to miss any of the March Guest Blog Campaign 2012 posts, please view them here. I’d love to have your feedback on what you thought about the campaign as well as any suggestions you might have for next year. And please, check out DA Weddings’ Wedding Vendor Index if you have not already. You should all be listed and if you’re not, please charge it to my head and not my heart and send me a sweet little message about the oversight.
I wish you all the absolute best in life as well as in your business endeavors; I hope that we will remain connected in the industry as well.
CEO & Founder