I can't remember the last time I picked up a cookbook or decorating book for recipe ideas or tips for making my apartment a little prettier. When looking for inspiration and ideas, my initial thought is always to consult my favorite blogs. For me, it's the combination of the casual tone and stunning photographs that makes a blog both accessible and informative.
For a lot of up-and-coming designers, cooks, and artists, blogs have become the best way to launch a business, connect with others in the industry, and maybe even land a book deal. On Thursday's "Living Today," Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo, designer, artist, and founder of her own blog, ABCD Design, talked with guest host Brian Kelsey about how she uses social media in her career. Below are some highlights from the interview. If you'd like to listen to the entire segment, just click on the play button below and enjoy.
- When writing a blog, be the best version of yourself, post original content, and write about that which you are passionate or else, you'll run out of things to write.
- Be consistent with how often/when you blog so that your readers know when to expect a new post.
- Twitter is a great place to forge business relationships and connect with others in your industry.
- Inspired by one tweet, Amy and a friend decided to create the hashtag #DesignTV which turned into a 12-hour discussion about television design shows....all on Twitter!
Amy talks with "Living Today" guest host Brian Kelsey: