Speaking of blogs, again. I get so frustrated when I see blogs posted with nothing more than marketing for their B&B. Not an event, but just "Come out and stay with us" it really bugs me. K, I know you do not do this, I am referring to a blog article I saw on a directory today. They should not be allowed to post that, as it is just like using it as their directory listing. I might contact that directory and mention it. Having room pix or breakfast pix or garden photos is a great idea, not every blog post though, there needs to be some meat to the blogs, or maybe it is just me, disappointed when I am hoping to read a "25 things to do in my town" or something that is actually interesting..
I know you did not mean my blogs. I might blog about a special but that is not going to trigger hits to the site. I did one about a living history presentation at our museum of an Army nurse born in WV and who earned MANY medals - I am still getting hits from that. I did one about a program our Development Authority partifipated in at the high school and that has brought hits. This morning I did one on the great-great grandson of the family my house is named for. He just graduated from high school and has accepted a full baseball scholarship to a State College in Tennessee. His Grandfather, great-uncle, and Dad were/is career military.
Those who only blog about their inn do not understand what blog is about as a marketing tool. Sad.
K, you're ideas have got my head spinning. While what you post may bring interest from more than just locals, I am considering blogging about things TO attract local attention to me. Being located just outside of town on a deadend road I do not get local exposure and have tried all the conventional and even non conventional ways with only ONE that worked. (Magnets - another story)
But I have found that just like the rest of the US, newspapers are being replaced by online news and local news interest stories are not being read (in general). I have blogged about local events & restaurants but nothing really that would attract locals attention to my blog.
Thanks K.... Don't know what it will do but it is worth a little of my time to get more local exposure. Now to find some good human interest stories to blog on...