No Writing Required: Create Compelling, Shareable Content Without Writing a Word

No Writing Required: Create Compelling, Shareable Content Without Writing a Word

Does the thought of blogging leave you cold? You’re not alone. In fact, if you ask most any online business owner what their most dreaded task is, blogging will likely rank right up there with bookkeeping and cold calling. With few exceptions, most people simply do not like to write, so they find any excuse not to do it.
And as you can imagine, their traffic suffers for it.
The good news is, if you hate to write or feel you’re just not good at it, there are plenty of other ways to create shareable content on a regular basis without ever putting your fingers to a keyboard (much).

Crowdsource

Despite Google’s apparent dislike for it, guest blogging is still a fantastic way to both generate content and get in front of a whole new audience. Other bloggers, marketers, coaches and service providers are looking for ways to grow their audiences, and many of them would jump at the chance to appear as a guest on your blog. It’s a win/win for both of you.
Not into guest blogging? What about a text interview or cross-blog conversation? Simply supply a list of questions to your interviewee, and post her responses. The interview format is perfect for introducing your audience to someone they might want to get to know better.
A cross-blog conversation requires a little more work on your part but it can be a fun way for your readers to get to know you a bit better. A cross-blog conversation is exactly what it sounds like: a discussion that takes place on two different blogs, with you and your blogging partner both offering opinions about a topic, just as if you were having a chat over coffee.

Audio and Video

Podcasting and video blogs are more popular than ever and they’re perfect for those who don’t care for writing. With either type of content, all that’s required is you, sharing your thoughts. You don’t have to do anything as involved or complex as interviews, and you certainly don’t have to hire a studio for a day to record a series of “professional” videos.
You can create podcasts and video blogs with nothing more than your laptop with its built-in camera or a headset and an audio recorder. Just fire up your computer and share your thoughts. Don’t worry about perfection, your visitors will love a chance to see the real you!

Curate

If you’re like most people, you very likely share a variety of content on your social media accounts. You point out articles you’ve read, videos you’ve enjoyed, infographics that explain a complex idea in a simple way. It’s part of what makes social media fun and informational.
But what if you took your sharing one step further, and posted your thoughts on your blog first, before linking on social media?
The result of this curation technique, where you add your opinion with a link to the original article or video, is that you drive traffic to your site rather than someone else’s. Not only that, but it gives you more opportunity to start a conversation with your readers about the content you’re sharing.

Relying on Google or the other search engines to send you traffic can be an exercise in frustration. A better method is to encourage sharing on social media. But if you’re not a wordsmith, creating content can seem an overwhelming task. Rather than giving up and letting your blog languish, explore some other ways to create content your readers will enjoy and share.



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25 Comments on "Basic SEO Tips For Your Blog Posts"

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    Chrissy
    May 7, 2011 Reply

    Ok this is my Sunday project! Oh and hey dork face

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    Angel
    May 7, 2011 Reply

    I LOVE this. Thanks so much. I can’t get over this feeling that I have that you’re so “unsung”. Like seriously. You have so much knowledge and people don’t even know it. I can so see you teaching this virtually to small businesses, world wide. Like you’d be sitting wherever you are now now, live, walking people through this, step by step. Man. I would love to see that. Please let me know of anything I can do to help you make that happen. I’d just love to see it.

    Oh, did I say I LOVE WordPress, too. Right now, my blog looks much like an amorphous mess. I need to tweak SO MUCH, but I’m getting there. You make me know I can with posts like this. You inspire me to GREATNESS!!!!

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      Vanita
      May 7, 2011 Reply

      well lady this is only the basics. you have a wordpress blog. that means plugins for seo like crazy. my next post, i’m discussing two that are major and you can use.

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    Tracie
    May 7, 2011 Reply

    I’m going back over my posts to see how I can improve them. Thanks for this information.

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      Vanita
      May 7, 2011 Reply

      u r very welcome lady. thanks for the support

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    Eve
    May 8, 2011 Reply

    Not bad. I really think you need to create a series for SEO and blogging tips so they’re not so long lady! We talked about this at BBC yesterday. People LOVE series posts and it gives them a reason to come back and subscribe!

    Dude that last line shows me how tired you were…”get some kind of ROI on my investment..” LOL ROI=return on investment..on my investment. 🙂 Big hugs and kudos on finally using your mic. BUT….you should’ve emailed me because there are lots of apps for Mac that can do the recording and they’re FREE!! BTW, your voice is nice, not dorky at all!!! 🙂

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      Vanita
      May 8, 2011 Reply

      what scares me about saying that there will be a series, is that i won’t find the time to do the follow ups.
      but again, this is just basic seo on the post side. there’s so much more and i already have the next post in mind!
      thanks Eve, you’re always a great help and i really do appreciate it.

      oh and r u kidding me? i was so tired that when i published the video i saw the double investment and i said fuggit.

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    Eve
    May 8, 2011 Reply

    You should def vlog, people would love to see your pretty face!!
    Oh and before I forget….Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

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    Matty
    May 9, 2011 Reply

    Well done Vanita.

    I have read so many posts on the “pro” blogs about SEO optimization, but being rather technically challenged, I don’t always understand. I have the basic concepts, but I don’t necessarily know how to go about doing it. What I really liked about your post and the corresponding video is that you broke it down and made it simple to understand for people like me. I appreciate your efforts in doing this, and I’m looking forward to more of your down-to-earth lessons.

    I have also been considering moving to WP, but I can barely figure out how to blog on blogger, let alone move it over to WP. But I love all the options you have on that platform.

    Nice voice my friend.

    Matty

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      Vanita
      May 9, 2011 Reply

      Matty, you’ve got a great site, i say move it to WP! There’s so much more that you can do. and the post i wrote was only the basics and applied to posts only. making your blogspot blog seo is more difficult than doing so with a WP blog. with blogspot you need to edit the html to seo the entire blog where as WP hands plugin that are user friendly. i’ll demonstrate in future posts.
      as for making it easy, i spent years breaking down technical specs to clients who were artists, so i get the importance and i know how techy those seo posts found online can be. I’m hoping to make mine easier for my fellow bloggers. i wouldn’t be helping if it’s hard to understand, ya’ know.

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    Karen
    August 11, 2011 Reply

    yeah you are right about that. I have never heard of seo until I started blogging.

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    saturn
    September 5, 2011 Reply

    Right now, my blog looks much like an amorphous mess. I need to tweak SO MUCH, but I’m getting there. You make me know I can with posts like this. You inspire me to GREATNESS!!!!

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    Website Designing Jodhpur
    September 8, 2011 Reply

    Nice tips. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Marivic
    September 10, 2011 Reply

    This is a wonderful information. TO be honest I haven’t have any idea about search engine and I’m glad to be able to read this wonderful information. Now its time for me to do some checking about my blog and see if it goes with the tips you mentioned here.

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      Vanita
      September 11, 2011 Reply

      thank you for stopping by. if you’re on wordpress you’re good to go with simple plugins and one page techniques.

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    Techtools
    September 14, 2011 Reply

    how many back links require Google Page rank 4?

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    Micah Liam
    September 16, 2011 Reply

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    nayumigrante
    September 19, 2011 Reply

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    diamond56
    October 24, 2011 Reply

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    Sara Angel
    November 5, 2011 Reply

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    darknight0506
    November 8, 2011 Reply

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    Kaz
    November 24, 2011 Reply

    oh great info! i’m a newbie so this is a big help for me. thanks!

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    January 7, 2012 Reply

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