I currently plan my post ideas, tweets, etc. inside a google sheet. What do you guys use?
We use Airtable. I highly recommend it. With a spreadsheet-like interface that can be used collaboratively in real time and features like file attachments, so that documents needed for a project can be stored on the spot, it is very useful.
Hi, thanks for your recommendation. I did a quick google search on it and found some interesting templates. Will definitely try it out.
Google Sheets for me.
Simple Editorial Calendar where I keep track status of each post
Ideas, Writing, Editing, Release Candidate, Published
Just for the planning part I'm using Google sheets as well, together with some tools like SEMRush and Google search results to determine whether I should pursue a topic in the first place (wrote about my whole process here, if you're interested: https://usergrowth.io/blog/creating-a-content-calendar/).
Whenever the topic is nailed down I recently started using Frase (https://www.frase.io/) as a way to help me layout the structure of my post and then it is just a matter of filling in the blanks by actually writing the piece itself.
For that I start with Evernote, as I've got years of saved content in there from the web, from Kindle books, etc. so I easily have references available that I can also use in the content, together with some stats that are great to use that are supplied by Frase for example too.
Whenever I'm happy enough with it, I copy the text inside WordPress and use Grammarly to fix Grammer issue.
Finally creating/inserting visuals and coming up with social media posts of my piece of content before hitting that publish button.
Hopes this helps!
Thanks for your detailed post! Loved your article - very insightful
Happy to help and bring value to you (and others reading the piece ^_^)
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My content writing system.
I use Apple notes, Notion, and Grammarly heavily.
Write all of my ideas in Apple notes app. It’s simple, easy and best to write your raw thoughts
I have templet made on notion. I add new doc entry with it and I already have basic structure now.
I add title and all the raw thoughts but structured this time
I write first draft properly on notion
I proof read it with grammarly
Final polishing happens on grammarly and then I hit publish
creating content that sells products!