It’s time for the August Pole Dance Blog Hop, a monthly blogging event that unites the community of Pole Dance Bloggers around a common theme. The goal is for each participant to take the topic and run with it, in their own unique perspective.
This month’s theme is “SOCIAL MEDIA”
If you have a pole dancing blog and would like to join in on our August Blog Hop, please follow the link at the end of this blog post. In the title field be sure to put the name of your blog. We are asking that everyone completes their blog post by August 15th, 2013.
Do you need some inspiration, direction and ideas for your blog posts? Here are some suggestion.
- Write a blog post exploring your thoughts on how social media has affected the pole dancing industry? Social media includes facebook, twitter, blogs (blogger/wordpress/tumblr), instagram, pinterest, youtube, linkedin, forums and more. Which social platforms are best for pole dancing? Which ones are not?
- Write a blog post on how you’d like to see pole dancing evolve WITH social media. (For instance, I’d like us to create more interesting, dynamic and engaging pictures and videos.)
- Do you think social media helps or hinders pole dancing? How so?
- What would be the ultimate social media platform for pole dancing? If you could design the ultimate online community for pole dancers, what would that look like?
- Make a list of the top five pole related accounts to follow on twitter, facebook, youtube, instagram, pinterest and more and explain why. (Don’t forget this would be the perfect time to include all of your social media links in a blog post too.)
- What’s your advice on carving your own unique space to share your voice on social media since so many polers are everywhere now? How can someone not get drowned out by the plethora of online content.
- What are your best tips to using specific social media platforms for a pole dancer?
- Share with us your personal journey of social media and pole dancing.
- Ooohhh…what about all those crowdsourcing funding sites like IndieGoGo and Kickstarter and all the pole projects popping up? What do you think about those? That’s social media right?
- What would happen to the pole industry if facebook disappeared or youtube went away or instagram was no longer a viable option for sharing? Would our community still hold power? If not, should we invest in marketing and community offline just as much as we do online?
- What are five tips that you have for pole studio owners, pole companies and pole brands as it relates to how they use social media? (I wish they’d stop tweeting links to their sales page and would engage more in authentic conversations. It builds better brand loyalty that $10 off a class. But hey, that’s me.)
- If a non-poler searched for “Pole Dancing” or “Pole Fitness” on google, youtube, pinterest and any other social media platform, what are your thoughts on what pops up on those first couple of pages. Does it honestly represent the pole industry? Or is it spam and fluff? And if its not that good, how can we optimize the good stuff to have a stronger presence?
- If you’re participating in this blog hop, that means you are a pole dancing blogger? Why? Why do you have a blog dedicated to pole dancing and fitness? Is it for personal reasons? Promotional reasons? Are you educating others? Sharing news? What’s the point? We want to hear your story.
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The Pole Dancing Bloggers Association (PDBA) is a community for pole artists to share, connect, create and report engaging content about the ever growing and evolving world of pole dance. The group exists to encourage community by sharing resources, prompting dialogue and establishing contacts within our field.