46 – Trim the Intro: Pointed Tips for Bloggers, Vloggers, and Podcasters

Posted January 25, 2021 | Laura Christianson
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46 – Trim the Intro: Pointed Tips for Bloggers, Vloggers, and Podcasters


Do you slave to craft the perfect intro to your blog post or podcast episode?

Good news: You probably don’t need to spend much time on intros.

Blog readers have a different mentality than book readers. They’re not settling into their cushy recliner to enjoy an hour or two inhaling your words. They want a quick fix. They’ll skim your post, looking for something that’ll help, equip, inspire, or entertain.

Podcast listeners and video viewers are often on the go, listening somewhat distractedly while exercising, cooking a meal, or driving.

Email subscribers will give you about three paragraphs of their time. Too many words, and they click “Delete.”

Trim the Intro: Pointed tips for Bloggers, Vloggers, and Podcasters | The Professional Writer Podcast Episode 46 with host Laura Christianson of BloggingBistro.com

In today’s short episode, our goal is to simplify our introductions to:

  • Podcast and vlog episodes
  • E-newsletters
  • Blog posts

No more TL;DR for us!

Resources Mentioned

Episode #44
Simplify Your Areas of Influence

Episode #20
“Get it said. Shut up. Post.” With Tim Fall

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