Become a Nonprofit Thought Leader Blogging 30 Minutes a Day

Become a Nonprofit Thought Leader Blogging 30 Minutes a Day

In Part 1 of this series we talked about the power of documenting over creating. In Part 2 we discussed a formula for creating great content quickly. In Part 3, we're picking up the pace and creating content - in this case a blog post - in just 30 minutes!

This is an ambitious effort, and not my idea! I'm using Scoop.It's ebook How to Blog Consistently in 30 minutes a Day or Less as my guide. This ebook has some great information on how and why to blog and offers a pared down template for creating blogging in 30 minutes or less.

A word from me before we dig into the 30-minute plan...

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The Content-In, Content-Out System for Content Creation

The Content-In, Content-Out System for Content Creation

In part one we looked at documenting instead of creating as a quicker and easier way to blog and create content in general. Today, we'll take a look at a slightly different strategy that Niklas Goeke recommends over at the Sumo Blog.

Nik's article is long with lots of helpful advice. You should read the whole article. But I'm particularly interested in the section on The 1-in-1-out System to Minimize Research. Nik makes a great point on the need for solid ideas and structure to churn out consistent posts.

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Stop Worrying About Creating Content, Start Documenting

Stop Worrying About Creating Content, Start Documenting

I have a confession to make. Even after publishing thousands of blog posts I still struggle with writing and time management. 

You would think this would get easier through the years, but hasn't.

Fortunately, a recent article I read is changing how I approach blogging. I also think it can help new or inconsistent bloggers find the time to blog with confidence. Here's how.

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How I Use Twitter to Grow My Nonprofit Consulting Business

How I Use Twitter to Grow My Nonprofit Consulting Business

Most people scratch their heads when I tell them that the social media site I use the most is Twitter. I guess they figure that since the whole world is on Facebook, or that everyone is posting their pictures on Instagram, or that the hot social media site is Snapchat, it must seem strange that I'm still focused on....Twitter.

But I am, and I think it's a smart bet for one important reason...

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5 Commercials Every Causepreneur Should Watch for Inspiration (Plus a Bonus Ad)

5 Commercials Every Causepreneur Should Watch for Inspiration (Plus a Bonus Ad)

Last week's Super Bowl has me thinking about commercials, which are always a big part of the big game. Just about every year I find a Super Bowl commercial I really like. And when I say really like, I mean I watch it 500 times, especially when I'm down, depressed, unsure or frustrated.

Umm...no, being a cause freelancer, consultant or causepreneur isn't all rainbows and unicorns. We all need a little inspiration. 

These commercials pick me up, improve my focus and keep me moving. And watching one of these commercials takes less than 60 seconds. Plus, it's cheaper than seeing a therapist.

I hope these commercials inspire you too (or at least inspire you to go find your own).

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