Tips for Using the Blog Post Generator

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Have you been using Copysmith’s Blog Post Generator? Wondering how to improve the quality of your content? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the best practices that we recommend employing to get the most out of the Blog Post template.

Use Other Templates as Stackable Building Blocks

When it comes to creating great content for your blog, you want to make sure that your workflow is as smooth as possible.

Make sure you’re using other templates while drafting your blog post. It is very likely that you aren’t getting the results you want because your input isn’t concise enough. Make sure you are implementing Copysmith into your workflow by integrating and stacking several different templates.

When creating blog posts for your site, jump-start the process by using the Blog Ideas template. You can use the Blog Ideas template to generate the ideas you’ll use for the post. Then you can use the Blog Intro template to write the first few paragraphs of the post and the Blog Outline template to map out the rest of the post. This is the most time-efficient way to ensure that the information you are feeding into the Blog Post Generator is whole and concise.

Workshop your Example Paragraph’s Tone and Specificity

Your Example Paragraph is the most important component of the blog post template. Think of it as an introductory paragraph: present the main ideas that you want to include in your blog post, and most importantly, convey the tone you want to have throughout the post.

You might paste a version of your output from the Blog Intro template. Anything included in this paragraph will be potentially transposed into the blog post generation, so make sure that everything included in this is something you want to see regenerated in your outpost. If you are missing a period, for example, the output may have more run-on sentences.

You could also use the Bullet Point Expander to create the perfect Example Paragraph, which creates paragraphs from three simple bullet points.

The Example Paragraph’s minimum word count is 120 words, but we would encourage users to aim for 150 words; the more content the AI generator has to work off, the more concise it will be. So, if you write something closer to 100 words, the blog post generated for you will require a lot more editing.

Optimize Your Keywords

While writing a blog post, you should be conscientious of the keywords you want the article to rank for on search engines. The best way to know what keywords you should be targeting is by performing keyword research. Before drafting the example paragraph, figure out the SEO optimization by selecting the SEO keywords that you want your blog to rank for on search engines.

Words chosen in to the “keywords” section of the template should be iterated in the Example Paragraph to ascertain they appear in the output.

Utilize the Blog Post Template’s Embedded Features

We would highly recommend using the embedded Content Rewriter and Bullet Point Expander functions. These tools are at the top right of the “Blog Post” template and will appear when you highlight a piece of text that you want to rewrite or expander under 400 characters in length. These can significantly improve your text and expand the sentences that you like.

With the Content Rewriter, you can rephrase parts of your text instantaneously. Simply highlight a piece of text in your blog post (maximum 400 characters), then click the orange icon to generate variants of that piece of text that can be directly added to your blog post.

With the Bullet Point Expander, you can elongate a sentence by expanding on an idea or phrase. After selecting the passage you want to elaborate on, a pop-up will appear with expansion options. Replace the original by clicking “replace original,” the new content will be directly added to your blog post. This highlighted text must be under 150 characters in length.

A New Vision for Copywriting

We want to thank you all for being very patient with this roll-out. We’ve been diligently testing out our proprietary software to ensure we could distribute quality content to all our users. We hope that this is but one of many steps toward adopting a user interface that emulates a writing assistant (e.g., helping you write a paragraph at a time), rather than generating a whole blog post at once.

Over the long-term, we are combining the best of natural language processing and our own AI to provide more efficient, natural, and quality writing for bigger brands to ease copywriting workload.

Need More Assistance?

Sure thing—we know copysmithing is a new way of writing and we’re here to help. Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Need assistance!” and we’d be happy to guide you through the process.

Happy copysmithing!

Enterprise customers will be able to access coaching on each new feature we roll out as well as early access to educational resources on integrating artificial intelligence advances into their workflows.

Try out Copysmith today, and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to check out tutorials for our other templates here.