It’s my second month as social media apprentice for Live And Social and I’m really getting into the swing of things now. I’ve also been handed a whole project of my own and have been paid for the first time!
I can make a difference!
Today I have interviewed the founder of a local but successful business who has used the Union23 co working office space. We spoke via phone call about the office space, experiences with the office and advice for businesses or freelancers thinking of using a co working space. I’ve typed up the notes from the interview and written the blog post that I will publish on the @Union23 Twitter account. I’ve made sure that I was aware of SEO in the blog, making sure that I used the same keywords regularly to optimize the potential reach of the post. This could mean the blog reaches more people. Hopefully local businesses and freelancers read the blog and the messages in the blog hit home. If even one person reads the blog and comes to this month’s Maidstone Jelly meet up because they heard about what the office space can be used for, I will be very happy with that. Writing an original blog with a credible source as the resource for the points I wanted to make about Union23 is surely far better and more interesting for a reader than a bunch of curated tweets about the “7 Amazing Tips for Co Working” articles I could so easily find.
A week of firsts
I have been to college for the first time. Unfortunately I had to go to Dartford, which is not what you would call local to me. The first session was a follow up from the Induction to the course, starting at a low level to warm you up to the course and the online worksheet I need to finish by the end of the course. At the lunch break, I went to get some money out of a hole in the wall, realising that I had been paid. Another first in my life. It felt quite nice to withdraw £10 and buy a small portion of Cod knowing it was from my first pay cheque. What did you buy with your first pay cheque? Tweet me your first pay cheque purchase at @OllieWhitfield_ .I bought some new trainers, not very exciting really but in comparison to the CD’s or stereos some people buy but it was worth working for.
My first and second blog posts for Union23 are ready to be published. I uploaded them to WordPress for SEO optimization so that I could customize the URL address and title, description and add keyword tags. The first blog post is about a free magazine that Union23 offer to the public that promotes local events in Maidstone and Medway. The WOW Magazine blog goes out and is published very soon. So look out for it! The second is a write up of the interview I held with Kris Jeary from Squiders Web Design. We spoke about Co Working and Union23 and he offered his best advice for start-up businesses thinking of using a Co Working space like Union23. It was a really good interview, Kris was very helpful and gave me exactly what I needed for a good blog. So if you’re reading, thanks Kris!