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    • Writing Tools for WordPress Writing Tools for WordPress
    • About Me: Jess Jurick• Senior Web Strategist @ 10up, a WordPress development & strategy agency• Over 4 years of experience developing interactive strategies for top brands, non- profits, and start-ups• Dozens of clients, from universities like URI to WordPress.com VIP clients like Universal Sports and TechCrunch• @jessjurick Writing Tools for WordPress
    • What is this session about?• Exploring offline and online tools to help you: – Brainstorm topics for your blog or website – Produce great content for your audience – Distribute that content to your online communities• Getting you writing right away. Yes, today. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • What keeps us from writing?• Finding the right theme• Finding the right plug-ins• Waiting for an audience• Not enough time• Writer’s block Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Excuses. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Brainstorming is a creativity technique used by a group orindividual to find a conclusion for a specific problem by spontaneously gathering a list of ideas. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • ToolsAdrian Wallett Wordle.net Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Plinky.com• Provides random, daily writing prompts• Integrates with WordPress.org or WordPress.com• Community of writers Writing Tools for WordPress
    • The Daily Post at WordPress.com• Weekly writing challenges• Tips for exploring different writing methods• Community of active readers and writers Writing Tools for WordPress
    • ExerciseCreate a list of 3 things you hope to learn about or experience at WordCamp Providence today. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Producing Contentis creating a story with words, photos, and / orvideo. Stories often express an idea, recount an event, and / or profile a person or thing. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Themes: What To Look For• Content first• Post formats – Different visual presentations for specific content types – Asides, Gallery, Link, Image, Quote, Status, Video, Audio, and Chat• Easy to use Appearance options Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Themes For Writershttp://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com/ Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Themes For Writershttp://wordpress.org/extend/themes/pink http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/mat-touch-2 ala Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Tools: What Comes With WordPress? Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Zen Mode Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Zen Mode Writing Tools for WordPress
    • The Kitchen Sink Writing Tools for WordPress
    • The Kitchen Sink Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Auto-Embeds Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Auto-Embeds Writing Tools for WordPress
    • MOAR TOOLS• PressThis (Tools > Available Tools)• Publish Box – Status – Visibility – Scheduled Posts• QuickPress• Mobile applications Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Need More? Plug-ins, perhaps?• Pro Tips: – Be selective – Keep your plug-ins up to date – Avoid plug-ins that replicate core functionality Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Jetpack• Carousel• Spelling and Grammar• Sharing• Subscriptions Carousel• Extra widgets Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Edit Flow• Calendar• Custom Statuses• Editorial Comments• Editorial Metadata• Notifications Calendar• Story Budget• User Groups Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Ice Visual Revisions Writing Tools for WordPress
    • ExerciseHow many of these tools have you heard of before? How many of these tools have you used before?How will you use these tools to tell your first story? Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Distributionis sharing your stories with your audience on the platforms they use. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Distribution Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Distribution• WordTwit• Facebook• WP Instagram Digest Facebook Writing Tools for WordPress
    • What keeps us from writing?• Finding the right theme• Finding the right plug-ins• Waiting for an audience• Not enough time• Writer’s block Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Exercise Now:Write a quick post about your day so far using a WordPress mobile application. Later:Write about your full-day experience on your blog and share your post with me at jessjurick.com. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • No more excuses. Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Resources• Sherri Bigelow – Little Known Facts About Publishing with WordPress: http://designsimply.com/2012/08/08/little- known-facts-about-publishing-with- wordpress/• The Daily Post at WordPress.com - http://dailypost.wordpress.com/ Writing Tools for WordPress
    • Writing Tools for WordPress @jessjurick Slides will be posted at 10up.com. Writing Tools for WordPress