382 Journaling For Blog Content Strategy And How To Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever – Interview with Michael Hyatt

Happy Thanksgiving
I wanted to take a moment and tell you that during this Thanksgiving holiday, I am extremely thankful for each and everyone of you who have been a part of the Podcast Answer Man community.

I was originally going to take the week off this week, due to Thanksgiving, and next week due to the fact that I'll be on vacation with my family. However, I know that I recently took a week off, just two weeks ago, while I was out of town speaking at the Platform Conference. This on top of the fact that there isn't an episode of the Serial Podcast, I thought I'd go ahead and put together and episode for you.

DayOneApp

Journaling For Blog Content Strategy
In this episode, I shared how beneficial journaling has been to me over the years. Recently, I've fallen in love with the Day One App for iOS and Mac computers. I've been journaling like crazy and publishing nearly everything I've written on my Tumblr account at gspn.tumblr.com.

I share how I've also been using this content in my social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. More importantly, I've shared how this app has actually got me back into the habit of blogging as well.

In fact, here are the links to the three blog posts I mentioned in this episode:

  • The Quick Question Blog Post
  • Creating Content That You Feel Called To Create
  • A New iTunes Description for Podcast Answer Man
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    michael-hyattAn Interview With Michael Hyatt
    Also in this episode, I share a conversation with my great friend, Michael Hyatt. Michael shared his thoughts on journaling and the benefits that he has seen as a result of the practice. We also discussed how he, also, is asking himself the question “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Michael shared his process for how he's moving forward during this time of seeking clarity for the future direction of his brand. We also talked about the upcoming launch of his Best Year Ever Program.

     

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    318 Five Blogging Tips For Podcasters & Flipboard Magazines

    flipboardsnIn this week's episode, I am delighted to have my friend, Leslie Samuel, return to Podcast Answer Man. Some of you will remmember that I had Leslie on episode 251 to share his story about how his online efforts helped him land his dream job.

    In this episode, I've invited Leslie to share five tips for helping podcasters take their blogging efforts to the next level. This topic starts at the very beginning of the episode.

    1. Creating a content calendar ahead of time.
    2. Create posts that complement your audio content.
    3. Marketing your blog posts with your mailing list.
    4. Using video to add a new dimension to your content.
    5. Make the use of compelling images within your posts.

    I encourage you to check out Leslie's BecomeABlogger.com website. He's getting ready to take that site to the next level starting Thursday, August 1st. It will be a valuable resource for additional blogging strategies.

    Also in this episode, starting at 32 minutes and 50 seconds in, Erik fisher and I discuss Flipboard magazines. Just recently, the service announced that it is brining FlipBoard content to the web browser. Previously, everything was locked inside the application. Erik and I discuss our thoughts on Flipboard and what possibilities might exist for using it more fully to aggregate and share content.

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