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I love connecting with people. I want to make my customers experience with Agri-Marketing Solutions as personal as I can and this blog is the perfect platform for that. Creating an online brand is about sharing the love you have for your product, service or business, and sharing it authentically from your heart. Blogging is the best way I know to connect with and serve clients. Your product descriptions, website pages and e-mails can never go as in-depth as your blog can and will. There is so much media noise today that it's more important than ever to let others know what makes you and your business unique. A blog will set you apart and grow your following. Your blog is truly your platform. Unlike other forms of social media that you can't control, your blog is yours. You decide what is on it at all times, how beautiful it is and how inspirational your posts are. 

Think about your blog as another segment of your marketing plan. A well-written blog drives visitors to your website, improves your SEO, gives a boost to your Google rankings, and allows editors, producers, gallery owners, and other influential people in your field to learn about you and your brand. 

Blogging can be incredibly valuable to a variety of people and for a variety of reasons and is not just for businesses. My personal blog Montana Ranch Girl (which I've not kept up due to being busy on our ranch/farm/feedlot and developing this business) has benefited me personally, professionally and financially. I was not buying or selling anything but what it did for me was incredible. 

I was able to reach billions of people to promote myself and the farm/ranch lifestyle which created some unique opportunities. I was very fortunate to be featured in Marie Claire France Magazine and to appear on Oprah via Skype. 

Blogs also enhance your professional image, establishing you as an authority in your field. In many ways blogs are the new resumes validating and illustrating to readers, employers, and your network, that you are skilled and knowledgeable. I received job offers and was able to further my freelance writing career because of it. Only 1 percent of Internet users actively create new content, while the other 99 percent simply view it. Blogging helps you stand out and separates you from the herd. Who wouldn't want to hire someone like that? 

Blogging through my cancer treatment also helped me become a better person. In a foggy chemo brain it forced me to organize my thoughts and learn. I had to teach myself what I didn't know and articulate myself in meaningful ways. Writing for me has always been one of the best ways to delve within myself facilitating self-awareness and is a great way to internalize something I've learned or experienced. 

Most importantly, I've also been able to create meaningful personal relationships through the blog with people I would have never met anywhere else. I met the most incredible woman who I speak to on a regular basis. When we met through my blog, I would have never dreamt that my son who is in the Army would someday be stationed just a half an hour from where she lives. My son has recently gone through a rough patch in his personal life and with cows I wasn't able to fly out to be with him, but my dear friend was able to be there for him as a surrogate mom. 

The powerful aspect about blogging is that any type of personality can do it effectively – introverts and extroverts alike, organized or chaotic personalities, with pictures or words, or a little of both. Blogging inspires. It can transform a life with a simple word of encouragement or a breathtaking photograph. 

Whatever your reason for starting a blog, Agri-Marketing Solutions is here to help get you started, please feel free to stop in to discuss your blog idea over a cup of coffee or send us a message, we are here to help you create a blog that opens doors for you.

 


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Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here.

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Agri-Marketing Solutions
06/07/2016 4:13pm

Thank you! I'm so happy to hear this blog has been helpful!

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02/17/2017 11:45pm

Enhancing a brand image through blogging is called content marketing. It is a strategy used by many marketers to elaborate the story or the purpose of the product. It is a way to channelize subtle messages that your audience wants to listen to. While the essence of content marketing is promoting yourself, you must remember that not everything is about you, and that content marketing is also about one-on-one approach with your audience.

08/27/2016 8:02am

It's amazing that even though you have your biggest battle right now, you were able to fight it wholeheartedly and even help other people with your blog. For me, blog is my only escape when I'm stressed and tired with the world I am living in. There are so many things I have to deal with and writing it on my blog helps me to organize my thoughts and come up with possible solutions to my problems. Finding our escape is important especially for those who are easily burned out with their life. We should be able to open and share our thoughts and blogging is one of the ways for us to do it.

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Good post !!An impressive share! I just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this.

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Agri-Marketing Solutions
06/07/2016 4:14pm

Thank you for sharing this post! I'm glad you found it useful!

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07/10/2016 9:40pm

I see blogging as something you can put your most authentic self into. It's an avenue to genuinely connect with your most valued customers. People want to read about the company without any propagandistic image. Blogging erases distrust between the customer and the business. A great company reputation will be easily achievable through blogging.

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09/28/2016 11:23pm

Despite the different update carried out by Google, SEO is still alive in 2014 and does not seem to be stopping anytime soon.

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09/30/2016 12:57pm

There are a whole host of different blogging services companies out there and each is MORE THAN WILLING to mention their strengths. But what they are NOT telling you is what one company is....that you must be in far more control of your content!

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10/07/2016 11:57pm

Teachers, it's time to get smart. Plagiarism is sooo 20th century. In today's world, students are outsourcing their academic assignments and papers to highly educated ghost writers in foreign countries. If you're a teacher, find out how they do it.

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01/04/2017 7:16am

Do you feel the output of blogging and SEO process? Is this really helpful for your business?

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