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How to Blog Every Day           WordCamp Portland 2012                     Laura Kimball                http://lamiki.com ...
Tweet me: @lamiki        Hashtag: #wcpdxSlides, links & more available at:    http://bit.ly/lamikiwcpdx      Questions at ...
Hey girl,I know youdon’t bloga lot. Butif you did,I’d read itevery day.
The Hero’s Journey             WritePublish                   Edit                     Find an    Format                  ...
Inspiration comes from…
Two ways to blog  Write           Writeaccording         whento a plan       inspired      You are here
Content calendars to keep you sane       Excel spreadsheet    ◦     Include columns for topic,          day, keywords, ca...
When inspiration strikes, be ready       Write down by hand    ◦    Journal    ◦    Sticky notes    ◦    White board    ◦...
   Always be on the    lookout for ideas   Write ideas down   No ideas are wasted   If an idea consumes    you, start ...
Formats1.   Standard2.   Epic3.   Response4.   Single Paragraph5.   Photos6.   Link Roundup
How to keep it going   Have a blog buddy   Vary your posts    (content and format)   It will get easier   Build your w...
The dark side of blogging daily      Don’t like                   Uninspired      the topic      Writer’s block
You can beat writer’s blockDon’t like                                    If you just                     Uninspired?the to...
Why are you doing this anyway?If you’re going to do anything for 30 days, you need to remember why you’re doing it.
How to Blog Every Day  Give yourself time to write  Look for ideas everywhere  Have a plan  When inspired, write  Don...
Thank you!      Slides, links & more:http://bit.ly/lamikiwcpdx             Laura Kimball        http://lamiki.com         ...
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How to Blog Every Day

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Creating a blog is ‘easy’ – you pick a theme, add some custom design assets, install it on your domain and you’re done. Right? Sure, except that now you have to actually write and publish something on it. We’ll talk about how to figure out what your niche is, where to look for ideas, different types of blog posts you can write, how to write the first draft, if you need an editorial calendar to keep consistent, and what to do if you get writer’s block.

More info, resources, and links at http://bit.ly/lamikiwcpdx

Video of this talk: http://wordpress.tv/2012/09/06/laura-kimball-how-to-blog-once-a-day/

How to Blog Every Day

  1. How to Blog Every Day WordCamp Portland 2012 Laura Kimball http://lamiki.com @lamiki
  2. Tweet me: @lamiki Hashtag: #wcpdxSlides, links & more available at: http://bit.ly/lamikiwcpdx Questions at the end
  3. Hey girl,I know youdon’t bloga lot. Butif you did,I’d read itevery day.
  4. The Hero’s Journey WritePublish Edit Find an Format image
  5. Inspiration comes from…
  6. Two ways to blog Write Writeaccording whento a plan inspired You are here
  7. Content calendars to keep you sane Excel spreadsheet ◦ Include columns for topic, day, keywords, category, tags, status of post, etc. ◦ Best for business blog Digital calendar ◦ Create an event for the topic ◦ Great for single-author blogs Desk calendar ◦ Write topic of post on a sticky notes and stick it on the date to schedule ◦ Easy to reschedule posts, just stick it on another day ◦ Best for single-author blogs
  8. When inspiration strikes, be ready Write down by hand ◦ Journal ◦ Sticky notes ◦ White board ◦ 750words.com ◦ Whatever is within reach Use a note-taking app ◦ Make sure it syncs notes with all of your devices (phone, computer, tablet, etc.) ◦ Favorite tool: Evernote
  9.  Always be on the lookout for ideas Write ideas down No ideas are wasted If an idea consumes you, start writing
  10. Formats1. Standard2. Epic3. Response4. Single Paragraph5. Photos6. Link Roundup
  11. How to keep it going Have a blog buddy Vary your posts (content and format) It will get easier Build your writing muscles
  12. The dark side of blogging daily Don’t like Uninspired the topic Writer’s block
  13. You can beat writer’s blockDon’t like If you just Uninspired?the topic? can’t write… Choose a new one Give yourself 1 day from your content Get inspired off calendar Go for a walk, But post something watch a video, read Move today’s idea small, like what something, hop on to another day you’re doing Twitter, talk it out instead of blogging with a friend
  14. Why are you doing this anyway?If you’re going to do anything for 30 days, you need to remember why you’re doing it.
  15. How to Blog Every Day  Give yourself time to write  Look for ideas everywhere  Have a plan  When inspired, write  Don’t bore yourself or your audience (Mix up your content and your format)  Have a blogging buddy  Beat writer’s block  Remember why you’re blogging
  16. Thank you! Slides, links & more:http://bit.ly/lamikiwcpdx Laura Kimball http://lamiki.com @lamiki

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