A Simple, Two-Month Plan to Complete a Content Project

A Simple, Two-Month Plan to Complete a Content Project

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  1. Hello Stefanie,

    Great tips here 🙂

    Seriously you had some guts to go for an E-book just within 2 months. I mean publishing an e-book not an easy task, and if you are doing it for the first time, it should be done wisely so, that it leaves a positive impression behind.

    Good to see how you manage to meet your deadlines, managing our works do really help a lot.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your journey among us.

    Keep Writing

  2. Hi Stefanie,

    This is interesting. Your plan was straight to the point. I had a similar plan when I wanted to start my business blog. I drew the plan but I overlooked the monetization aspect.

    Coming this far has taught me that you may not really get everything fixed at first. What’s more important is to launch it. No matter what happens, make sure you kept to the deadline. Launch it and build from there.

    Today, I’m not regretting that mistake. Who knows, I may have ended up thinking so much about money that I won’t give my readers the best of what they want.

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    Your blog is an eye-opener on how being a stickler to your schedule and prompt execution of your content plan can help accomplish a very challenging first task that eventually opens the doors to success. Congrats and thank you! 🙂

  4. Hi Stefanie, I read your post with nostalgic bemusement. When I was a revisionfairy customer 2014, I was just 3 months away from finishing my book – I thought at the time. After all, I had already started the book with 6 months in my mind back in 2012… finally published it on June 1st, 2017. “Writing an ebook could easily take… five years”… so true! Even though you may live comfortably in the center of town, with support groups left and right, some days (and nights) you feel like living in the desert in a cave. I’m living proof 🙂

    [On the upside, it’s the book I had always wanted to write, and the coming out feels great]

    5-years of discovery don’t fit into a comment box, of course. Besides, your post covers the salient points. Find the space where hard work and fun co-exist, and the courage to follow through – an absolute must!

    My big discovery is not so much about books as it is about writing. I used to think writing was just another way of thinking. Turns out it is smiles more powerful than that.

    • That’s great news to hear, Beat! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

      I’m always trying to find the middle ground between working on something until it’s just right and knowing when it’s good enough/time to release it. It’s tricky and different for every project.

  5. Thank you for writing such an honest and useful post. I loved that you emphasized “don’t treat deadlines as options”. Clearly I have been treating my deadlines way too easy, or I just set my deadlines way too close.

  6. I’m launching my project – a sustainable mobility network for local Businesses (based in the city of Sydney). My goal for the fall is to create original content on the theme of “how businesses can increase their creativity & wellbeing by travelling more sustainably”. The bigger aim is to increase membership for the network and content is a key avenue of raising both awareness of theme and profile of scheme. The topic can be complex however when broken down it is a set of simple components. The aim is publishing the links on why (&how) making the effort to shift to sustainable travel results in more profitable and valuable businesses.

    Stay tuned and join the journey!

  7. Hello! Stefanie
    Nice Article.
    Planning before starting is always a good idea. But if the plan fails to match the expectation then one should not break the heart and need to overcome for that for analyzing the mistakes and re-construct the whole strategy for a better outcome.

  8. Write tomorrow’s task today. This will help you not only plan out your day, it will also help you deal with that crisis awaiting you first thing in the morning. For example, if you have your tasks outlined and you wake up to a crashed website, you could delegate those tasks while you work on getting the site back-up.

  9. Hi Stephanie,

    As a business student and amateur writer I found this topic really interesting. I’m yet to really experience the pressure and hard work of getting published, I especially like that you mention the importance of deadlines but also acknowledge that we will inevitably make mistakes and the best way to deal with them is to reschedule and move on. Especially for someone with no experience I think it’s important to know that failure can be prevented but not avoided, the stress of striving for perfection on your first try might actually take away from what should also be a learning experience as much as a professional first step.

    Best wishes

  10. Hi Stefanie,

    You make some great points. One of my biggest take aways from your article is to break everything down into manageable chunks. Whether it is setting deadlines for the milestones in the project or setting your weekly goals you need to break it down. When I write a blog or an article I map it out in terms of sections, paragraphs, infographics etc.

    Another good point that you make is in respect of selecting the right topic. While this may seem obvious to some if you are not passionate about what you are writing it is unlikely that it will inspire others.

    Thanks

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