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Just sharing: My blog production and content quality checklists

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blackbeans, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. blackbeans

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    Just sharing with the forum that has given me so much in terms of instructions, encouragement, and inspiration.

    Here are the checklists I use when building and growing new blogs.

    Production Checklist

    What I need to do to SET UP the site

    - Pick a Domain Completion Date:
    - Register Domain Completion Date:
    - Reverse Engineer Research Completion Date:
    - Pick and Buy Theme Completion Date:
    - Get Theme installed Completion Date:
    - Pick and Buy Header/Logo Completion Date:
    - Install Header/Log Completion Date:

    What I need to produce CONTENT for the site

    - Create list of Content Seed Sites (sources of trending content / high engagement content) Completion Date:
    - Create list of Content Model Sites (copy content format/NOT content) Completion Date:
    - Create list of HEADLINE sites (sources of title ideas / NOT content) Completion Date:

    What I need to do to PROMOTE the site

    - List of FB groups Completion Date:
    - List of FB pages for wall posts/comments / content comments Completion Date:
    - List of Twitter influencers Completion Date:
    - List of relevant forums Completion Date:
    - List of relevant/related blogs Completion Date:
    - List of Google Plus communities Completion Date:

    QA Sheet

    Quality standards for Content

    - Engaging title with keyword target
    - Font diversity
    - Subheading with keyword / engaging subheading
    - Questions for subheadings
    - Custom graphic for article
    - Related Video (Embed)
    - Related graphic (needs link)
    - Internal links


    Quality standards for Promo materials

    - Right length
    - Engaging
    - Appropriate for traffic channel
    - Adds value to conversation / existing content
    - Helps build brand value
    - Opens the door to further comments or follow ups
    - NOT obviously keyword-focused
    - Theme-focused / controversial / provocative / stands out

    Quality standards for Social media /forum /blog comment engagement

    - Right length
    - Customized engagement with niche-specific influence leaders / @ mentions (TWITTER) / # hashtags (TWITTER)
    - Engaging
    - Appropriate for traffic channel
    - Adds value to conversation / existing content
    - Helps build brand value
    - Opens the door to further comments or follow ups
    - NOT blatantly keyword-focused
    - Theme-focused / controversial / provocative / stands out
     
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  2. abhi007

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    Some interesting pointers you got there OP!
     
  3. blackbeans

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    Thanks. I created the checklist since I noticed that I tend to procrastinate if I don't have a clear action plan or checklist in front of me.
     
  4. Whiningbaby

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    golden nuggets.... if a green person would understand all those listed items/processes then they dont need to go to any other school to get their sites running