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John Haydon

Time-Saving Hacks to Write More Blog Posts - A Video Demonstration

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Here's a 6-minute video demonstration of exactly what I do, step-by-step, for each blog post:

Make an outline - Assuming you've selected useful topic to write about, all you need at the beginning is a basic framework to support the copy.

Dictate Copy - I use the built in speech translator in my Macbook Pro to write copy. Begin with a brain dump, and then edit what you've written.

Edit the Copy - Eliminate as much copy as possible without eliminating your voice. Write like you speak, but keep it short and sweet.

Transfer the Copy - Copy the content from your plain text editor, and copy it in your blogging software.

Tweak SEO - It's my belief that when you write content that's highly specific and useful to your audience, the SEO takes care of itself.

Add Tags and Categories - Next, select the appropriate categories and tags for your blog post. Categories should represent the larger topics within your blog, and tags should represent specific elements that are within various categories.

Add Images - Images are honey, your readers are bees. They should trigger readers on an emotional level to stick around and read more.

Add links - Depending upon your goals, you might link to internal pages, or link to external pages. For example if you're trying to promote an event, you might write a series of blog posts linking to the registration page.

Schedule Post - Finally, schedule the blog post for a morning within the next day or two (bonus points if you know what time is best for your community).
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Here's a 6-minute video demonstration of exactly what I do, step-by-step, for each blog post:

Make an outline - Assuming you've selected useful topic to write about, all you need at the beginning is a basic framework to support the copy.

Dictate Copy - I use the built in speech translator in my Macbook Pro to write copy. Begin with a brain dump, and then edit what you've written.

Edit the Copy - Eliminate as much copy as possible without eliminating your voice. Write like you speak, but keep it short and sweet.

Transfer the Copy - Copy the content from your plain text editor, and copy it in your blogging software.

Tweak SEO - It's my belief that when you write content that's highly specific and useful to your audience, the SEO takes care of itself.

Add Tags and Categories - Next, select the appropriate categories and tags for your blog post. Categories should represent the larger topics within your blog, and tags should represent specific elements that are within various categories.

Add Images - Images are honey, your readers are bees. They should trigger readers on an emotional level to stick around and read more.

Add links - Depending upon your goals, you might link to internal pages, or link to external pages. For example if you're trying to promote an event, you might write a series of blog posts linking to the registration page.

Schedule Post - Finally, schedule the blog post for a morning within the next day or two (bonus points if you know what time is best for your community). Show less
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