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8 Excuses Every Dentist Makes To Get Out of Blogging

  • Date: July 23, 2015
  • Author: eDentalImage
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If you’ve been on the internet in the past 5 years, you’ve heard about blogging. Writing a blog brings so many more visitors to your website, which converts into more patients in your office. Blogging is the easiest way to grow your dental practice for free, yet so many dentists refuse to start one. Why would you limit your business from getting more patients? You know the how beneficial blogging can be (if you don’t, read this), but you just can’t seem to get yourself started. If you’ve ever thought any of these before, think again.

  1. “I don’t have time” This is the number one excuse we hear. We get it, you’re busy. But you have to make time for blogging if you want to see results. Putting aside just one hour a week to write a blog is not the most unreasonable thing to start doing.
  2. “No one will see it” Thinking that no one will see your blogs is a thought of the past. You don’t think that people will research your dental practice before they decide to give you a call? Blogging is turning into the number one way to attract new patients and grow your practice.
  3. “I’m not a good writer” Sure, having quality content is important, but no one said your blogs have to be perfect. If you can talk, you can write. Write as if you were having a conversation face to face with your patients. And remember, it’s always good to have a co-worker edit your blogs no matter how confident you are with your writing.
  4. “There’s nothing to blog about” We’ve all hit writer’s block before. People think there’s nothing to write about no matter what the subject is. But as a dentist or dental hygienist, write about why you love your job. People want to read about your experience at your dental practice. The more you blog, the more you’ll recognize situations or topics that are worth blogging about.
  5. “There’s no point” – The whole point is to inform people who are interested in what you have to offer. Inbound marketing is taking over. Consumers are coming to your website to look for your service, rather than you aimlessly advertising to everyone in the general public. Starting a blog makes it easier for potential patients to find you. That’s the point.
  6. “I’m already on social media, isn’t that enough?” Being active on social media is great, but you can maximize your web presence if you promote your blog through Facebook and Twitter.
  7. “I’m not tech savvy”Just because you might not know your way around the internet doesn’t mean it has no effect on you. Being old-fashioned with technology is no longer an excuse for blogging.  Just go to www.wordpress.com, and they’ll walk you through the steps to starting your on blog.
  8. “I don’t know where to start” If you’re still this confused about where to begin, give us a call at 1-800-591-8675 and we’ll point you in the right direction.

No more excuses. It’s time to start your blog now!

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