Content Checklist

Check the Content

Repeat this list three times.

  • [ ] Make sure the examples and metaphors make sense and aren’t cliches.
  • [ ] Personalize the writing. You are writing for yourself. Make it clear and remove unnecessary words.
  • [ ] Switch passive phrases to active.
  • [ ] Define foreign phrases, scientific words, or jargon.
  • [ ] Read it out loud
  • [ ] Search for “ly” words and remove them.
  • [ ] Remove unneeded words.
  • [ ] Give it to another person to read it over.
  • [ ] Spell check.
  • [ ] Grammar check.
  • [ ] Am I taking a stance? Does this bother me? Do I believe in what I am writing? Can I reference things which give credibility to my argument?

Make it Pretty

  • [ ] Add links to other relevant posts I’ve written or external links.
  • [ ] Check for broken links.
  • [ ] Add a header image.
  • [ ] Add images in the text to aid the content and which give the reader a break.

Promote

  • [ ] Move the post to a collection in Medium.
  • [ ] Find a subreddit that seems appropriate and post it on Reddit.
  • [ ] Post it on Twitter.
  • [ ] Post it on Facebook

Checklist

  1. Go to the Google Doc containing the Blog
    • Content will be written with the intention of going in three places: AbhiYerra.com, opsZero.com, Sheepdog.sh 
    • There will be work in progress as well as finished posts. Look for a comment stating that the post is finished and where it should go.
  2. Use the Proofreading Guide below to Edit the Post
  3. Have it go through Grammarly
  4. Create post in the three locations
    1. Use Markdown export in the Addons.

Content Guide

  • Does it lead with a story?
  • Is it too serious?
  • Does it have a picture to go with the story? Does it have other graphics?
  • What is it conveying?
  • Does it cite research?
  • Does it have the appropriate link?
  • Is it clear and even if it is technical is it simple to understand? Surprisingly even the technical stuff isn’t understood by 80% of my desired market segment.
  • Does it tell a story instead of stating facts?

Proofreading Guide

  • Make sure the examples and metaphors make sense and aren’t cliches.
  • Make it clear and remove unnecessary words.
  • Switch passive phrases to active.
  • Define foreign phrases, scientific words, or jargon.
  • Read it out loud
  • Search for “ly” words and remove them.
  • Remove unneeded words
  • Give it to another person to read it over.
  • Spell check.
  • Grammar check.
  • Am I taking a stance? Does this bother me? Do I believe in what I am writing? Can I reference things which give credibility to my argument?
  • Add links to other relevant posts I’ve written or external links.
  • Check for broken links.
  • Add a header image.
  • Add images in the text to aid the content and which give the reader a break.