12 Most Useful Reasons to Read 12Most.com
If you tend to think of a “blog” as a place for people to ramble on about their vacations, craft projects, kids, and nutty political views, you’re missing a world of free business and cultural information. The 12 Most blog, a little over a year old now, is really a magazine full of articles by professionals in a wide range of fields. Enjoy posts like Becky Gaylord’s 12 Most Egregious Sales Mistakes, Peg Fitzpatrick’s 12 Most Powerful Tips to Succeed in Social Media, Susie Newday’s 12 Most Fundamental Skills Every Mother Should Teach Her Son, and Martin Redmond’s 12 Most Picnic Friendly Wines.
Subscribe to 12 Most and you could:
1. Learn new ways to reach prospects
Whether you’re selling widgets or soliciting donors for your nonprofit, sales professionals pass on their best ideas.
2. Become a better writer
There are some people with serious writing chops on 12 Most. Some share their tips, but all are teachers simply by doing what they do.
3. Master social media
By now, we’ve all tried our hands at Facebook, Twitter, and maybe even Google+ (and even confess to some late nights on Pinterest). Take it to the next level for business; there are some social media masters at 12 Most.
4. Make your blog successful, or start one
Watch what 12 Most writers are doing both at 12 Most and at their own blog sites. Find out what types of posts get the most comments and traffic. Not ready for blogging? Au contraire, says 12 Most writer Doug Rice.
5. Stay on top of trends
12 Most contributors are out there constantly, monitoring the latest in their fields. If there’s a wave, they’ll help you ride it… like niche social marketing.
6. Get more creative
We all get into ruts and sometimes hit a wall. There are ways to rekindle the creative spark and get going again.
12 Most authors, readers and commenters are a generous bunch and you may get to know some of them. I have, and it has been both gratifying and inspiring.
8. Be entertained
There are some seriously funny people who contribute to 12 Most. Using breakfast cereal to talk about sales shows how humor is a great business tool.
9. Contribute to the social good
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the causes and needs in the community. Discover new ways to make an impact.
10. Improve your leadership skills
Learn ways to motivate the people around you, deal with difficult people and, when necessary, know when it’s time for someone to go.
11. Take a break
The beach is a great place to relax, but you could find some ideas for really amazing adventures on your next vacation.
12. Be a guest blogger
If you’re not ready to start your own blog and contribute to it regularly, write for 12 Most or for a blog specific to your industry. It will keep you fresh and challenged.
I started contributing to 12 Most as a lark, because I love to write and had something to say. Now, I contribute regularly on subjects that I hope are useful to you. But don’t take my word for it. Grab a fresh cup of coffee, look around at www.12most.com and let us know…
What do you find most useful when you read 12Most.com?
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