Sometimes writing “short” can feel SO much harder than writing a much longer piece, like a novel. I have no idea WHY this happens, but it does. In this episode Shailaja V, a long time blogger and social media pro, shares her tips for consistently creating short form writing. If consistently blogging or micro-blogging (which is really what she does on social media) is a struggle for you, the ideas she shares in this episode not only work but they’re easy to implement and are grounded in connection.
Following this interview, I scheduled a session with Shailaja to help me with my own social media and OH MY GOSH! She’s so incredibly helpful and genuine. For the first time ever, I’ve been able to think of posting on social media with…excitement and joy rather than dread and overwhelm. Reach out if you’d like to write meaningful short-form content to reach your readers.
In this episode, we discussed:
- The magic of using social media to connect with readers
- Combining the art of creating with the art of genuine connection
- Shailaja’s super easy system to consistently come up with short form content, whether it’s for an article, blog post or social media post
- The importance of balancing creating with consuming content
- Why we should use editors and be open to editorial feedback, even on shorter content
- How our short form content can inform creation of longer pieces
Meet Shailaja Vishwanath
Shailaja Vishwanath is a blog and social media coach with over a decade of blogging experience. For the past few years she’s also been coaching other content creators and bloggers to grow their organic audience without the overwhelm. She helps creators DIY their blogging and social media strategy and helps them truly connect with their audience.
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Links Mentioned in the Show
- Episode 55 – Idea Capture Tools
- Episode 37 – Idea Generation Strategies
- Amy’s Facebook Group to continue the discussion
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