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Here's How I Wrote This 1,000-Word Blog Post in 10 Minutes

Here's How I Wrote This 1,000-Word Blog Post in 10 Minutes | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Today is a little different. I'm actually not typing at all -- I'm writing this blog post by "talking it" on Evernote. And it only took me ten minutes.


I wanted to test this out because although being a Staff Writer here at HubSpot means I have lots of time to blog, I've also worked at places where I didn't have that luxury. When you're balancing 100 different tasks, it's hard to find time to actually sit down and write. (Or maybe writing just isn't your strongest suit.)Luckily, with a little creativity, it's actually still quite easy for you to blog. So in the spirit of being meta, I'm going to show you how to write a blog post without actually "writing" anything. In just 30 minutes (I added on an extra twenty minutes to give you buffer time for importing, formatting, and editing) you should have a polished draft ready to publish. So let's get to it!...

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Want to write blog posts quickly? Here's a way you can "write" 1,000-word blog posts in record time. I also use Siri and the "notes" app on my iPhone to get the same result.

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Caroline Wood's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:04 PM

Sounds like something worth trying.

Lisa Scott's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:16 PM

Worth a try?

Pallab Kakoti's curator insight, December 25, 2013 2:44 AM

Haven’t you ever wished you could speed up your blog post writing?

Well, you’re not alone. 64% of marketers say producing enough content is their marketing challenge. Writing a variety of engaging work, getting buy in from management andmeasuring blog marketing metrics is definitely tough, too – but time is the real kicker. It’s clear the solution isn’t sacrificing quality for volume. 

http://writtent.com/blog/10-shortcuts-writing-blog-post-record-time/ ;

 

The secret to whipping up a quick valuable blog post for those queue-is-empty days. Readers – meet the tried and true Top 10 List:

 

1. Make sure to identify the Top 10 List in the title of the post. Many readers are attracted to the convenience of skimming a list.

http://www.kunocreative.com/blog/bid/76819/10-Steps-for-Writing-a-Blog-Post-in-30-Minutes-or-Less ;

 

8 secrets to writing faster blog posts (infographic and tips)

http://www.j6design.com.au/ClientArea/Howtowritefaster-8secrets-infographic.aspx

 

Sometimes inspiration will strike you on your drive home or while you're getting ready in the morning -- with this process, you can just grab your phone and start talking into Evernote. Your ideas will be on paper without you actually typing a thing. 

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-i-wrote-1000-word-blog-post-in-10-minutes-ht

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How to create more fun and playful typography - 99designs

How to create more fun and playful typography - 99designs | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Good typography may be hard work, but designers shouldn’t forget to have some fun with it! While crafting fonts and typographic characters can sometimes feel stiff and overly mathematical, we want you to help you find the joy in creating more expressive and playful typography.

Of course, this approach is great for children-oriented design projects—but let’s not limit ourselves. After all… not every coffee shop, ice cream store and logo needs to look posh. Let’s find the more creative side of typography and get goofy!

In this article, we’ll spotlight some examples of playful typography and show you how to join in the fun with your own work....

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Lots of creative inspiration here  and tips on how to use fun and playful typography in your design..

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10 ways to make bright color pop in your next design - 99designs Blog

10 ways to make bright color pop in your next design - 99designs Blog | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

There’s no denying it… Bright, bold colors have been a huge trend this year—not only a 2016 web design trend, but across all mediums. This color palette is popular with good reason; when bright color pops in design, it can conjure excitement, joy and intrigue. For that reason, it’s a great skill to master as a designer.

There are many different ways to incorporate bright color into your designs. This article takes a close look at 10 different examples which accomplish just that. Enjoy!...

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Looking to add some design creativity to your blog? Lots of inspiration here. Recommended reading. 9/10

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SnapChat Changes Name and Focus; Snap, Inc. Now a Digital Lifestyle Company - Brian Solis

SnapChat Changes Name and Focus; Snap, Inc. Now a Digital Lifestyle Company - Brian Solis | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

SnapChat officially changed its name to Snap, Inc. as the company restyles itself from a one-[major] hit app company into a digital lifestyle brand. To mark the occasion, Snap, Inc. introduced Spectacles, fashion and tech-forward sunglasses that record 10-second clips, which can then be uploaded to SnapChat Memories via wifi. Following the Apple playbook, Snap, Inc. also designed a fashionable case that doubles as a charger. Spectacles will be available this Fall and will cost $130.

Spectacles are the result of a secret acquisition in December 2014 of VergenceLabs, which developed Epiphany Eyewear to record video clips with the press of a button on the side of the frame and upload them online via its app. Over the last 19 months, Snap, Inc. remodeled Epiphany into a fun, but thoughtful sunglass package to give Snappers a way to share their perspective hands-free.

By pressing a small button on the side of the glasses, Spectacles capture video through a 115-degree lens, which better conveys someone’s natural perspective and field of vision. Those on the other side of the lens, will know they’re being recorded because of a halo-like light that surrounds the lens. Unlike smartphones, which record video in a rectangular format, video via Spectacles is circular, allowing the viewer to watch the content naturally, whether in portrait or landscape mode, the way the user “saw” it. Essentially, clips offer a playback experience that simulates your natural point of view....

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the illegitimate child of Donald Trump? Well SnapChat, I mean Snap Inc, that was, well, what the hell was that?

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LinkedIn Unveils Redesign, New Features

LinkedIn Unveils Redesign, New Features | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

With its acquisition by Microsoft still several months from closing, LinkedIn is wasting no time revamping the Web site and adding new features to help bolster user engagement. The new features include an “Interest Feed,” aggregating content relevant to individual users, a new platform for its online education service Lynda, and of course the inevitable chat bot.

The Web site redesign gives LinkedIn’s desktop profile pages a sleek new look and layout, bringing it up to date with the network’s mobile app, which got an overhaul at the beginning of the year. The new format includes easier navigation from the main feed, with buttons for things like profiles, messages, and updates from their professional connections, all appearing in the top left homepage.

Like similar features on Facebook and other social platforms, the new LinkedIn “Interest Feed” brings together updates with new content from other users including posts, links to articles, and commentary from thought leaders on the site. Content appearing in the Interest Feed will be chosen partly by algorithms and partly by editors, guided by factors like the users’ profession, industry, and location....

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New LinkedIn features are worth a quick look.

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Debate strategies leaked by insiders in advance

Debate strategies leaked by insiders in advance | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

We were able to speak with campaign insiders on both sides and can now disclose in advance their debate strategies and key messages for tonight. You read it here first!

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You might be able to save yourself 90 minutes of pain. On the other hand, it could be the best TV entertainment since the Super Bowl.

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