How can we be of value to YOU?

August 5, 2009 at 2:33 pm 11 comments

20040807-This is an open question to anyone reading this: how can this blog be of most value, most use to you?  What type of writing, posts or articles would you most like to read or would be interested in reading? Or, in what ways can we use this blog to be of help to you personally or professionally?  We would love your ideas, thoughts–what you most need to help you in your life.  Our goal is to make this a resource that is truly valuable/helpful/engaging for you, in whatever way that may look.

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Learning to Lead Working With/For an Ineffective Boss

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  • 1. Bill Moneypenny  |  August 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Great job Bright Side team on the blog and use of social networking tools! This engages me to be more in tune with theses types of info sources.
    I would like to see examples of how other companies/leaders break away from in-the-box thinking to create new ways of thinking, This would energize me to do the same. I always need reminders that you need to continue to move outside the box.

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    • 2. brightsideinc  |  August 10, 2009 at 8:55 am

      Thanks Bill for your feedback! So, real-life examples we have of other companies breaking out of the everyday habits to do things in fresh, new, creative , open-to-learning ways… got it!

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  • 3. Luci Sheehan  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Be sure to be true to BrightSide’s mission and DonnaRae’s personality or others in creating content. I like the idea of ownership of specific types of content with one or more people at BrightSide. For example, Donna Rae could be the voice that will focus on adding inspiration to our lives–at work and outside of work as her value; Chad could focus on strategic vision of companies and address successes, case studies, recent articles of interest in the media etc. Adding value to blogs involves providing information from sources outside BrightSide–links to other blogs, articles, videos etc. and commenting on their value to your clients. I also think that if you see a funny cartoon that’s appropriate for your audience, it would be nice to occasionally offer something a little lighthearted. Keep posts as short as possible; you don’t want to provide the entire meal when a tasting will make the point.

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    • 4. brightsideinc  |  August 5, 2009 at 5:01 pm

      THose are fabulous tips, Luci! I like the idea of the authors writing about what is true to them/ what they experts in. Yes, links to other blogs and resources, that is helpful to us all. and humor! yes yes yes! cartoons…That is so obvious, but believe it or not, I hadn’t even thought of that!

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  • 5. joyce  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    You’re already doing a valuable service by keeping your reader informed of what your clients needs are and the current topics you are running into. Makes it easy for readers to return comments and keep the learning through bantering going.

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    • 6. brightsideinc  |  August 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Joyce!

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  • 7. Shannon  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Last thing: the Bright Side blog looks GREAT. I love the layout, the colors, and the frequent entries. You are really getting the word out there!! Keep up the good work. 🙂

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    • 8. brightsideinc  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm

      wow thank you! Ultimately I do hope that this can be helpful, useful, engaging in some way to even one person!

      Reply
  • 9. Shannon  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    The most successful blogs in my opinion rely on the following: constant updates, new and interesting information, and trustworthy/ verifiable entries.

    Obviously the content needs to be well researched and informative, but the key for any blogger is to update at least every week, if not every day. Email it out to all clients and colleagues, encouraging feedback and input. Develop a reader and fan base. Exchange and form alliances for other bloggers on the Web. You will end up getting their readers as well.

    Blogging is tough in that frequently, there aren’t immediate results. You can go months or years without seeing concrete results or input from others on the Web. It’s a patient process, but developing your brand on the Web through a blog is an important and good presence for any company to have. It creates an entirely different sphere and matrix for your company – and manifests your company’s marketing discipline.

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    • 10. brightsideinc  |  August 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm

      Good advice! you should be a blog coach & consultant!
      Yes I agree, constant updating and real-life, new posts are extremely important…we all want to be able to see and gain something new each time we read a blog.

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  • 11. brightsideinc  |  August 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I know how busy we all are. everyone is swamped with information and not enough time. I would love to have short, concrete real-life tools that I could use easily either at work or at home in relationships etc. to make my life easier and make communication better. Also, anything quick to read that will lift my spirit and be inspiring, or help me see things in a new light

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