There seems to be a blog for everything: food, wrecked cakes, living abroad, and TV shows. However, blogging can also be used for good deeds, such as helping children’s charities get some well-earned funds.
If you’re a blogger looking to do good, this might just be the ticket you need for some great karma points. Even if you’re not a blogger, platforms like WordPress make putting together a professional blog easy. Just follow blogging best practices such as engaging readers, link exchanges, and committing to blogging at least three times per week.
Here are seven ways you can make a difference.
1. Raise awareness
This is an obvious goal, but it bears mentioning. The more people who are talking about a charity versus a need, whether in person or online, the higher the chance that people will dig into their pockets to help. Even one donation can make a huge difference.
2. Build community
There are many other people out there just like you who want to make a difference in children’s charities. You can be a link to connect people, foster relationships, and spark conversations. Use the skills you have, like blogging, to bolster the community.
3. Be an advocate
Advocates are unpaid spokespeople for a cause, and one of an advocate’s greatest tools is the ability to spread the word. As an advocate, you can use your online presence to get more people involved. Remember that you have a key role here.
4. Get quality links
When you’re linking to and from complementary sites, you’re helping to strengthen the web that helps children’s charities. This is the less glamorous side of blogging, but it’s just as important as writing. Don’t skimp on this duty.
5. Attract media attention
If your blog picks up speed, it might be featured on well-known media outlets, which will enhance readership even more. However, you might need to send out press releases to get this ball rolling. A blogger is so much more than just a writer.
6. Let your passion shine through
If you’re a natural writer or blogger, you probably already know that depending on your innate skills is where you really shine. People will see your passion for child welfare in your writing, which is bound to be more powerful than any marketing fodder.
7. Connect people with agencies
Quite a few fantastic organizations are in danger of slipping through the cracks because funding is scarce. You can be the link that connects donors with these reputable organizations. You’re not just spreading the word, you’re making connections.
Originally posted on September 5, 2013 @ 5:41 am