Can a robot really help you find story ideas?
One Saturday afternoon, I found myself hanging with a friend who owns a tech startup. She showed me some ChatGPT hacks, and I helped her develop her blog post ideas.
“Ask ChatGPT what questions project managers are asking about managing projects effectively,” I suggested. She got a list of questions that will drive her content for the next six months.
So here’s your prompt:
“What questions are [your target audience] asking about [the problem you solve]?”
- Questions are more effective than statements, according to research by Daniel J. Howard and Robert E. Burnkrant at Ohio State University.
- People are more likely to click on question headlines with the word “you” than on declarative statement headlines, according to researchers at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
- More than 50% of all searches are now mobile voice search, according to Google. People ask questions of their phones, they don’t state search terms. So questions are likely to rank more highly on search.
Once you get your questions from ChatGPT, use the question as your headline and answer the question in the text.
There you go! A quick way to develop your content calendar … with the help of a robot.
Work with — not against — your brain
While we talk a lot about what to write — More stories! Fewer words! Shorter sentences! — we don’t focus so much on how.
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