"The word is out: it’s time for cattlemen to tell their stories. Whether it’s sharing with cattlemen or the public, a blog can be just the tool to speak their minds," writes Christy Couch Lee and Julie White in the July edition of the Hereford World. In a special feature discussing the ins and outs of online blogging, Hereford World chose to interview me and include my insights. Because I believe blogging could be the perfect addition to your marketing strategy and your efforts to educate consumers, as well as an excellent way to communicate with friends and relatives, I thought I would share this blogging tutorial piece with all of you.
Here is an excerpt from Hereford World:
Providing real connections is what BEEF magazine’s BEEF Daily blog is all about. Amanda Nolz, BEEF Daily editor, presents beef industry news and commentary four times a week on beefmagazine.com . Monday through Thursday each week from her home on her family ranch in Mitchell, SD, Nolz provides timely industry news along with details of her experiences as a young agricultural professional. Her blog has driven 328,000 page views to BEEF Daily since her first post in September 2009.
“Blogs are a useful tool for beef producers because they allow real people to connect,” Nolz says. “As a young person getting my start in production agriculture, I often ask readers for their advice. We share our triumphs and we share our struggles. The best blogs are transparent and honest, creating an open community for dialogue.” To read the entire article, "Blogging For Business," link here .
Have you ever thought about starting a blog? For those who have, what do you like about blogging? If you are an active blogger, could you share your web address for all of us to check out? Thanks for checking out the article and for your continued support of this BEEF blog.
Finally, have you voted in BEEF's latest, exclusive online poll? The poll asks producers to weigh in on the following: "USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration published a proposed rule June 22 that could prohibit packers from paying more for some cattle than others, and could derail current value-added marketing agreements between feedlots and packers. Do you agree or disagree with the rule?" Head to beefmagazine.com  and vote today!