EP80: The Show Notes Show

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Episode Topic:
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:

Adobe Indesign
Scrivener
Byword
Divi Theme by ElegantThemes.com
WordPress.org
Libsyn.com
PowerPress Plugin by Blubrry
Mailchimp
Buffer

Show Notes: How To Not Hate Them

  1. Have a repeatable process
  2. Write Script or Outline with Show Notes in mind.
  3. Find balance and do not agonize over minutiae

Mike Murphy Unplugged Show Notes Workflow:


Step 1:

Episode Artwork & Featured Image for the WordPress Blog Post

Tool Used: Adobe Indesign
Time: 5–10 minutes

 

Step 2: 
Craft Show Notes Outline
Duplicate Script
Copy Show Notes to Clipboard (Cmd + C)

Tool Used: Scrivener
Time: 10 – 20 minutes

Step 3: 
Multi-Markdown Formatting
Paste Script
Use Multi-markdown language (HTML short codes) to format Show Notes for WordPress post

Tool:
Byword

Step 4: 
Create New Blog Post in WordPress.org using Divi Theme by ElegantThemes.com

Divi 3.0

Tip:
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

 

Step 5: 
Login to my media host, Libsyn.com and copy the mp3 link and podcast layer code.

Step 5.5: 
Paste mp3 url in PowerPress Plugin by Blubrry

Step 6: 
Prepare the newsletter in Mailchimp

Step 7:
Create a promo video for each episode

 

Step 8:
Use Buffer to send show notes page out to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus

Rinse & Repeat.

 

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