An Industry Wide Blog for Vintage Motorsports

industry wide blogIndustry wide blog vs individual blogging

Whatever your business specialty, participation in an industry wide blog can be an effective supplement to your online authority. Blogging presence begins with your own self promotion in your own blog,  but you can gain a lot of visibility by participating in industry wide online presence.

This post is an offer, so please don’t stop here!  Read on!

Forums are a popular place to start. Participation in an industry wide blog, a blog operated by an independent editor who accepts blog posts (and most accept advertising) from various businesses across a particular industry, are another option you might want to consider.

Why do most industry wide blogs look so annoying?industry wide blog

I noticed a while back that most industries are pretty much void of an effective industry wide blog. Those that exist for cars and motorcycles are usually jam packed with distracting banner ads.

In fact, they are so jam packed with annoying banner ads and distractions, that, in my opinion, they are not pleasing to the eye.  I tend to not want to stay there.  They are not really blogs, but advertising sites.

I didn’t do a lot of looking across a wide variety of industries before I made these statements, but I did search for industry wide blogs covering subjects about cars and motorcycles.

I did not find any which tempted me to return to them on the basis of appearance.  They were generally too flashy, annoying, and more commercially oriented than they were content oriented. Again, they are not blogs, but advertising websites disguised as blogs.

industry wide blogAn annoying example

I don’t want to pick on anybody, but I’m going to give an example of what I find to be an annoying motorcycle industry blog that is in my opinion too flashy, annoying, and distracting.

I also might be doing them a slight favor just by mentioning them, so that’s all fair and good.  For an example of the look many of us do not like, just go to www.motorcycleusa.comThat’s annoying.

My concept of a cleanly styled industry wide blog

So, I asked myself, “Self, why can’t there be an industry wide blog that looks as clean and free on annoying banner ads as my own private blogs do?”

I also asked myself, “Self, why do industry wide blogs have to look like industry wide blogs?  Why can’t they retain the clean appearance of a private blog?”

And my self answered “Stirling, it’s because you haven’t created one yet.”  In response I thought about what I am interested in doing, and set myself to creating a new blog about that something.  A couple of months ago I volunteered to create a website and blog discussing vintage motorsports topics.

The site I created focuses on vintage motorcycle racing and on vintage automobile racing.  I’ve been involved in both, so this theme is a great fit for me.  It makes it easy for me to stay motivated  to create regular content while we popularize the site.

If you are already on the vintage site, welcome!   If you are on the STRATEGY Content Marketing site, then check out the vintage site and then read on back here again!

What is different about this blog?
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There are no ads on it.  There are none, and there never will be any.   It looks like a blog for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts, because, it basically is.

If you want to write about something relevant to vintage racing while promoting your products or services, I’ll include you as a guest blogger.  You won’t feel like you’re competing with other advertisers, because you’re not really adverti per se.  What you’re really doing is improving your own self image, bettering your own “brand” in the vintage community.

I’ll even help you write your post if that’s what you need. The fee will be modest in comparison to that of a banner ad, which nobody wants to see anyway.

industry wide blogJoin me NOW for free!

As traffic volume increases on this site, the privilege of blogging on it will become more valuable.  Join me now for no fee at all by simply sending me some unique content, or an outline for content you would like to be written, or simply new ideas for new content.

How long will it be free?

Charges for publication will apply to new contributors only when my stats show that traffic projections are significant.

Contributor fees will be scaled up in proportion to the site’s traffic volume.  Contributor fees will remain at the participation fee level which was in effect at the time they published their initial piece of content.

So, start contributing now for free, while the site is in the most need of being stimulated!

I anticipate a future graduated contributor fee structure which will increase in proportion as contributor space on the blog is higher in demand.

What kind of content do we need?

If it has to do with old cars and./or motorcycles and the topic of racing, write about it!  Your

industry wide blog post is a great place to plug whatever it is that you sell or service.

If you restore ZF transmissions, for example, write a technical article about that.  Let everybody know what you know.

If you’re a Weber carburetor guru who knows how to properly rejet for the adaptation of a nonstandard set of carbs on this engine or that one, then toot your horn here!

Or, if you build café racers from old oddball junkyard bikes, write an article and blow your own horn here.

Or, if you just attended an awesome SVRA race and you just want to write a report while plugging something about your race related business, do it!

Those are just examples that flew off the top of my head.  Drop me an email or give me a call to talk about anything you would like to contribute.

industry wide blogWhere we stand now

We need regular periodic blog post contributions to make this site grow.  In the coming weeks I expect to begin sharing content from this site on as many pages and forums as can be found which relate to the vintage racing world.

I’ll keep you all posted on growth.  Presently traffic is low.  Today we received 40 visits, but visit counts always increase each time new content is published.  It could be your material making this worthy cause grow!

Content Marketing

This is content marketing for vintage racing.  If you’d like to learn more about the generalities of content marketing, please watch the free video training series which Kristen, my wife and the other half of STRATEGY Content Marketing, has produced.   I’ve included a hyperlink to the training because this post is going on both blogs.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Content Creation Services

Consider a Blog Content Creation Service

A content creation service can  provide create the quality you need in your blog posts.  Quality blogging ensures authority and technical recognition for your business.  Competently written articles in your blog establish your website as a highly authoritative resource in your field. The bottom line is that lots of good content in the form of good blog posts ultimately brings business to the table!

Are you strong in the skill of regularly creating large volumes of clear, concise, attention retaining written content?  If not, your blog, especially in its youngest and formative stages, might well benefit from a competent content creation service.

Quality Content Creation Essential

Content creation is of course the essential element in blogging.  If you’re new to blogging and/or if you have less than a lot of time to devote to getting your blog rolling, you may want to consider the use of a cost effective content creation service (such as me!).

content creation serviceContent Creation AND Search Engine Optimization

We create natural and easy to read blogging content already organized for the best possible search engine optimization.  Outside of the blogging world, well written articles stand strong in factors of readability and interest retention.  My specialty is in adapting existing articles to a blogging format, and in creating blogging oriented articles from scratch.  You provide just the essential information.

If you hope for your blog to deliver the promise of new attention to your website, vital search engine optimization factors must be smoothly integrated into your articles contents, retaining a natural flow and easy readability in an article that also ranks highly in targeted search results.

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Not only can we produce quality written content for your blog, we can also keep your blog on a necessary growth regiment.  In order to be of any benefit to your business at all, your blog needs to be growing on a regular and scheduled basis.

If you need, we can also put you on, and keep your blog on a growth schedule by making and maintaining your posts, integrating video you supply into your content, and/or providing any other technical service details associated with growing your online presence.

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When you purchase blog content production services from us, you work directly with me, not with a team of unidentified co-writers.  Some content production services produce at least some of their product by outsourcing it.  We write all of our own content.  Your product results from direct personal consultation with me.  The product you receive is original and has been authored and edited only by us.

Our Qualifications

As a former electronic systems engineer with several major defense contractors, I have a 30 year history in technical writing.  My professional technical writing experience has included specification writing, test procedure writing, and contract writing, among other things.  It was easy for me to adapt that skill to the blogging world.

In fact, my most recent writing has been our own blogging, and my best example work can be found on many posts in the blog you are now reading.

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We are continually working to improve the content and quality of our training.  Watch any or all of our video training, and then we invite your feedback.   We want to talk to you!

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Firearms Blogs for Firearms Related Activities

Firearms Blogs and Your Business or Cause

Do you operate a firearms blog in support of a shooting sports or firearms related business?  Are you involved with promoting a firearms related sport or activity?  Do you depend on a website for any part of your promotion?

Are you interested in getting more business moving your way through your firearms business website or shooting activity website? Think about what your own firearms blog could do for you business!  In the present repressed state of our economy, who isn’t interested in boosting  business?

And, in light of threats which attempt to remove our  God-granted rights as Americans, who isn’t interested in standing up for them?

I am most interested in boosting shooting sports and firearms related businesses primarily because I am a shooting enthusiast, and because  I am an American who believes in the spiritual vision of the Founding Fathers.firearms blogs

I have a happy lifelong family history of activity in various forms of shooting sports activities.  I have a history in indoor small bore rifle competitions, high powered rifle competition, muzzle loading , skeet shooting, sporting clays, scientific reloading experimentation, long range groundhog hunting,  collecting, trading,  etc., as well as political involvement in the protection of related Constitutional rights.

But That’s not All!

That’s by no means the boundary of my interest in firearms subjects.   I just got to thinking about how effective I can be at helping people with similar interests to stimulate our economy by helping them blog about what they love!

Blogging content and SEO services are the foundation of website publicity

We help you boost your business by getting you rolling in the blogging realm.  An important ingredient of our work is the provision of  content writing  and editing services for our clients’ blogs.  And off course we prefer writing  and working with material about our own interests!

New Blogs OR Old Blogs

firearms blogs Let’s talk about new blogs first.

We are prepared to help you build business at any level, from the initial creation of, or redesign of your website to the establishment of a blog designed to enhance your online visibility to potential customers.

If you are less than satisfied with your own writing skills, or perhaps you just feel you don’t have the time to dedicate to a blog, we can help you by creating search engine optimized content based on your material. We can also help you integrate your supplied videos into your blog, and develop a systematic upload and sharing video program that is sure to get your work noticed.

We’re open minded and technically capable.  Give us a call to discuss the creation of a cost effective program designed to boost your firearms or shooting sports business.

Old Blogs

Many successful firearms businesses already attract respect and notoriety for their businesses through regular technical blogging.  I enjoy looking through some of them myself.  In my browsing I have noticed that some of the highest quality technical blogs still could use some optimization work for search engine ranking. If you already author interesting technical material on your blog, you probably write material that you are truly enthused about.  That’s  great and it often does a lot for you over time! Be aware that attention to just a few details in presentation and key-wording can do so much more than you had imagined!   An SEO optimized blog presents to you many more opportunities to match your material directly to readers seeking it through specific key word searches.firearms blog From a marketing perspective, the primary purpose of your blog is to drive people to the portions of your website that are going to bring you financial return.  It takes only some attention to detail in your existing material to bring about tremendous increases in the numbers of quality visits to your website. Even if your technical blog is already well established, well read, and already enjoys a degree of respect and notoriety, we invite you to consult with us at no charge on the subject of editing it for better search engine optimization.

We Are Excited!

It’s fun and motivating for me to help you at any level in your shooting sports or firearms related business promotion.  That might be in any venue, whether you’re a dealer, a reloader, an active  competitor in a particular firearms sport, a hunter, collector, trader, or political activist…..whatever!    Please get in touch with me and let’s talk!