Blog Post Checklist for Publishing and Sharing

blog post checklistIn my last post on  how to write a blog post, I shared my method for writing a blog post.

Today I want to add to that a handy blog post checklist that will help make  sure you don’t miss any of the blog writing  steps.

I’ve also included additional post checklist steps for publishing, sharing and a few checklist tips for re-purposing your blog posts and expanding your reach.


1. Select Your Topic

  • Keyword research and competition analysis
  • Select your keyword
  • What’s your hook?

2 Write Your Post

3. Wait! Before You Publish 

  • Check Your keyword placement and density
  • Add an image and use keyword in alt tag
  • Check links to be sure they work
  • Write SEO title and description including your keywords in both
  • Select appropriate category
  • Assign post tags
  • Spell and grammar Check
  • Publish Post  immediately or Schedule

4  After You Publish Your  Post

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook (page and/or profile)
  • Share on Google+
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Publish excerpt to Tumblr, Posterous or other Web 2.0 platforms
  • Send an email to your list about the post and ask them to share it
  • Bookmark on main social bookmarking sites (Stumbleupon, Digg, Delicious, etc.)
  • Comment on blogs with related topics (preferably Commentluv blogs where post will appear below your comment)
  • Comment in forums with related topics
  • Answers related comments in Q&A sites with link to post
  • Distribute to key article directories (but rewrite sightly first)

5. Re-purpose your post for Added Reach

These are great ideas for adding a little bit of punch to your rankings and popularity soar :-)

  • Record yourself speaking the post and distribute it as a podcast
  • Create slides with key points and share on Slideshare
  • Record yourself talking about each point on your slides, using the article as script. Convert to video and distribute on video distribution sites like YouTube.
  • Convert your post to a pdf and distribute it to your email list and/or on distribution sites such as Scribd
  • Add the post to a file for inclusion in a report or e-book to publish later on. Once you have several articles on different parts of the same topic, put then together to create a report and use it to build your list, give to your affiliates, make a re-brandable guide, etc.

Enjoy!  I hope this blog post checklist helps you.

Did I miss anything?




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  1. Julie Naumer says:

    Thanks, Liz, for a great post. I have been working on putting together a checklist myself to make my posting process more systematic. Your list had some items that I will definitely need to add.

  2. Now that is a really great list Liz… I know when I first started I was just flying by the seat of my pants. Never having written a post or had guidelines to go by I just winged it. They were pretty horrible too I might add.

    I love this and will be sharing this with my friends and followers as well.

    Great tips.

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    • Thanks so much Adrienne.

      I know there are lots of folks in that position, flying by seat of their pants, that is, so having guidelines is always useful.

      Thanks for your feedback :-)

  3. Good job! Thanks for reading Emma.

  4. Scott, Yes, content should be unique but as you can see, there are several things to think about when writing even just one post. Thanks for reading Scott.

  5. Hi Jade,

    These are all safe and legitimate ways to write your blog that requires research and writing for your reader.

    You should of course always try to follow the basic search engine optimization strategies, but honestly, your focus should be on offering value to your reader and less on your rankings. This list is about writing a post that offers value first, then use the checklist for sharing your posts consistently.

  6. Thank you so much for this! I’m going to bookmark this and come back to it before I write my next post. Great post! Do you have any posts about helping to get traffic to your site? Thanks again. – Amy Bales,

  7. Liz – great post! I think steps #4 and #5 are what people miss the most. It’s so hard to do the additional work after you hit “publish,” but it’s also super important. Thanks for the handy checklists! Hope you’re doing well. :)

    • Hey Jenny,

      I know, we like to publish and call it good. But it’s taking those few extra steps to promote that goes a long way in generating targeted traffic. That’s why I’m a big advocate of developing a plan you can consistently follow.

      Thanks for your feedback – so good to hear from you :-)

  8. Why thank you so much :-)

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