Every once in a while, it makes sense that we all stop, pause, and take a moment to appreciate our small businesses and everything they allow us to do.
And with Bad Poetry Day coming up on the 18th, what better way to express that than a bad poem?
Maybe it’s a crummy love sonnet, a simple haiku, or an epic poem that chronicles the ups and downs of your business journey. No matter which format you decide to go — take some time to celebrate your small business in this lyrical, fun format.
Want to see some examples?
Jon Lamphier from CopyHackers wrote these lovely verses about their daily work:
Shall I convert thee with a copy line?
Thou hast received my email drip campaign.
Pain points to prime this target now combine,
With problem, agitation as refrain.
Your words I’ve mined to speak your native tongue,
And mapped a path emotions follow fast,
A trusted voice hits home with arrows slung,
Pushed through the page and down unto the last,
And now the offer comes to solve it all,
Like fate you feel you’ve found the perfect match,
Your clicking finger words to action call,
Now you desire to write with prose to catch -
But where to slake your new conversion thirst?
Go visit CopyHackers.com first.
Brad Farris from EnMast.com chose to write a simple haiku about his business:
Today I show up
working to make some progress
just a little more
Silly and Fun
Digital Careerist Jacob McMillen wrote this one about his daily work:
Marketer #10 wants to sell you a course
Help you run in a race won by yesterday’s horse
Something that worked a long time ago
Ten year old case studies promising dough
Hand over your cash, cause my website is swanky
“There’s no problem with subprimes” says Bennie Bernanke
What’s an owner to do with advice this corrupt?
What’s a business to do to avoid getting...
... taken advantage of
Fortunately for you, we’re not all full of crap
There are actual ways to put your brand on the map
So if you're tired of following overpriced schmucks
Head over my way for advice that won’t suck
Rhyming and Rythmic
Sujan Patel’s co-founder and the team at Web Profits put together this not-so-bad rhyming poem:
Want to grow your business?
The web is the space
Want to grow it fast?
Web Profits is the place
An online marketing agency
Which can help from end-to-end
We want to ensure you get
The most you can from your spend
Content and Social too
We track, measure and improve upon
Everything we do
We carefully report
Numbers are at our heart
So you’ll watch results improve
Right from the start
We love to innovate
Because online moves fast
That’s how we can find
The growth that will last
Your Turn: Write a Poem About Your Small Biz
Take a second today to pause and celebrate all that your business does for you in the form of a good (or bad) poem. Write down the challenges it poses, the rewards it produces, and the qualities it has produced in you as a person.
It’s nice to take a moment and really think about all of the hard work you put it — and what happens as a result of it. Plus, the poem format is fun — and a lot less intimidating than a formal blog post or year-end review. Give it a whirl, and share it with your audience.