EP80: The Show Notes Show
Happy St. Patricks Day!
Behind the Scenes of Show Notes
What are Show Notes?:
This blog post. It’s the text that accompanies each podcast episode.
Show Notes are where you would leave links and resources to items mention in the podcast and provide a good overview of what listeners can expect if they listen.
What you will learn
How I write my show notes
How I Format my Show Notes for the Web
How I Prepare my episode artwork
How I Schedule & Publish Each Weekly Episode on my WordPress Site.
Tools Mentioned Today:
Show Notes: How To Not Hate Them
- Have a repeatable process
- Write Script or Outline with Show Notes in mind.
- Find balance and do not agonize over minutiae
Mike Murphy Unplugged Show Notes Workflow:
Episode Artwork & Featured Image for the WordPress Blog Post
Tool Used: Adobe Indesign
Time: 5–10 minutes
Craft Show Notes Outline
Copy Show Notes to Clipboard (Cmd + C)
Tool Used: Scrivener
Time: 10 – 20 minutes
Use Multi-markdown language (HTML short codes) to format Show Notes for WordPress post
Add /wp-admin after your web address to log-in
–Schedule the post to Publish on Fridays (for me).
–Change permalink episode link to make sharing easy
–Replace Episode & Featured Images
Login to my media host, Libsyn.com and copy the mp3 link and podcast layer code.
Paste mp3 url in PowerPress Plugin by Blubrry
Prepare the newsletter in Mailchimp
Create a promo video for each episode
Use Buffer to send show notes page out to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus
Rinse & Repeat.
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