How to use trello to generate targeted blog posts

Blogging is a great way to generate traffic to a new site or even increase traffic to an existing site…

Here is how to structure your blog using trello to maximize the attraction of visitors at all levels of interest.

You Need Structure

Blogging can get a bit out of control…

Because you can write about anything, most people do and end up creating an unfocused collection of articles that really doesn’t translate into sales or new leads.

What you need is a simple structure to help you attract the audience you want exactly at the moment they are most interested and actively searching for you…

By using the structure below, it can help attract people at different levels of interest and teach them more of what they want.

The Example: Cooking Blog

Let’s say I wanted to start a new cooking blog, with so much to cover, where would I start?

Using Trello, the first thing I would do is create lists, starting with the very basic concepts and moving from left to right getting into more advanced topics.

I would start with Safety and Sanitary posts, Knife Skills, on to Sauces then Simple Recipes…

Blogging Beginner to Advanced

The idea is to cover topics from beginners to advanced, from left to right, gradually increasing in complexity and progressing your readers to mastery…

I can use this also as the main navigation for my blog…

Visitors reading from left to right could self identify and choose where they feel their current skill set and interest match up…

Nobody really thinks of themselves as beginners, most everyone wants to try the advanced stuff but most people fall somewhere in the middle…

What To Write ???

Now that I have a few main topics, remember I can always add more, I can begin to fill in each main topic with blog post ideas…

Using a tool like Trello enables you to quickly capture ideas and re-arrange them, prioritize, collaborate, keep notes, attach files and so much more…

Planning Blog Posts

Really take time here and write down as many ideas on a main topic as possible…

If you get stuck, do searches for your main topic and find related blogs who have covered similar topics for ideas…

Looking at the example above, I was able to create twelve blog post ideas rather quickly, here is why…

1.) It’s much easier to come up with three ideas per topic, instead of just twelve ideas.

2.) I can easily multiply the blog posts ideas by adding a new main topic and thinking of three more ideas for each one…

Now I have more blog post ideas than I have time to write!!!

Build your Post with Research and Notes

Trello enables you to label, upload, create checklist and so much more than I could possibly cover in this post…

You can create lists of items you want to make sure you write about…

You can also create notes and save links to references you have found online…

Trello really helps you build up a strong base for a great blog post, keeping everything centralized and easily accessible…

Trello Blog Post Details

Extra Credit: Scheduling Posts

If you are using WordPress for your blogging, you can try a free plugin called WordPress Editorial Calendar

Once you feel that you have built a solid blog post and it is ready to be written, you can begin to fill in your Editorial Calendar in WordPress to help keep you organized…

Editorial Plugin

Now you know what to write and when it’s due!

Free Resources

I am sharing the example Cooking Blog trello board for you to get ideas for your own board…

I strongly encourage you to start your own free trello account

If you have a WordPress blog then try the WordPress Editorial Calendar, it’s free and it can help keep you organized!

If you have questions, feel free to post them in the comments below!

HTH
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