Content Conquered is a series of mini-posts designed to ignite content ideas and inspire you to get creative online.

 

Every other instalment in the Content Conquered series has had one foot in the digital, but today I want to talk about using your old notebooks to inspire new content ideas.

I am a BIG fan of using pen and paper. In fact, every single thing I write is drafted by hand before being typed up.

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If you’ve been lurking around these parts for a while, you’ll know how much I love talking about creative content, and the impact it can have on your business – but what does it all actually mean?

Creativity is that special spice mix that makes your content stand out from the (literally ENDLESS) masses.

If you’re working your arse off, churning out regular content but not seeing any tangible results, I can help with this one nugget of truth: Your content is REGULAR.
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Content Conquered is a series of mini-posts designed to ignite content ideas and inspire you to get creative online.

I need to start out by saying I LOVE Evernote, and I have for years. At some point or another, I have used Evernote to manage my entire life.

I’ve used it to stash inspiration. I’ve used it to make shopping lists. I’ve used it to brain dump ideas. I’ve used it to plan out new products.

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Content Conquered is a series of mini-posts designed to ignite content ideas and inspire you to get creative online.

If we’re all truly, brutally, honest, we all spend a lot of time dicking about on Facebook.

 

Whether you’re scrolling mindlessly through your news feed, clicking through to the most inane “trending” news possible, or getting sucked into a vortex of political debate, you’re spending a lot of your day with that big blue F.

 
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Content Conquered is a series of mini-posts designed to ignite content ideas and inspire you to get creative online.

When you have to create content in this online world of ours, it’s easy to get distracted by what lies ahead. We get stuck in this mindset of “new”.  NEW technology, NEW ideas, NEW platforms…

But to succeed in any creative practice – whether that’s painting, patisserie or putting pen to paper,
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If you have a blog, you want it to be brilliant. That’s a fact.

How do you do that?

It’s all about the content, baby!

To be brutally honest, it doesn’t really matter how beautifully designed your site is if it’s full of shit. To get people coming back for more, you need fantastic posts, there are no two ways about it. Sure, a pretty page and nifty plug-ins make the medicine go down,

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Content Conquered is a series of mini-posts designed to ignite content ideas and inspire you to get creative online.

We all love Pinterest, it’s brilliant. It’s where we find our face painting ideas, our cake recipes, our latest crafty projects… But it’s also a really effective tool for doing content research, whether you’re a blogger, podcaster or hardcore scoper.

When I’m looking for new ideas, I start up by creating a secret board.

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Is there a perfect way to structure a blog post? The internet seems to think so. I’m always seeing articles about what your articles should look like.

But is there definitively one way to do it? No, of course there isn’t.

Nowadays we hear a lot about weaving a story into our posts too – . And how do we incorporate stories into that structure we’re supposed to have.

If you’re struggling to find a structure that suits,

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Nowadays, there’s a lot of content that needs creating if you want your business to keep up. And to be frank, if you don’t map it all out, you’ll drive yourself insane.

A decisive plan will turn you into the virtual powerhouse you were born to be, without having to call out the men with the straight jackets to hand. .

Consistent content creation is a key element of any business strategy. 

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