Three Steps To Get Up To Speed On Any Subject Quickly

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Three Steps To Get Up To Speed On Any Subject Quickly (The Full Article)
Nir Eyal

Came across a nifty article today that applies to niche research and the problem some of us have when we need content for any niche we are not familiar with in terms of writing niche content.

Imagine if you will, you have an idea for a new niche, you do user intent research as it relates to targeted traffic, SEO research aka buyer keywords, etc. and you know from the data you've collected that the niche could be profitable.

Then comes the proverbial writer's block of sorts. Content is needed and a lot of it strategicaly placed in front of potential buyers.

This article speaks to that and even though it is a reprint from 2016 it is sourced from some very authoritive people. Content researchers will recognize the names associated with the advise.

In a nutshell here are three excepts from the article that I have heard of before, but never knew the source until today. Side note: I reworded some of the excerpts for my own digital library.

1. First, Google Once Then Start Sketching
To build a quick overview of what other people have said -- and then stop Googling.

2. Get Inside the Right People's Heads (Not Just the Experts')
The secret isn't just talking to smart people. It's "talking to the right smart people."

3. Teach to Know
Two kinds of knowledge: the shallow kind, which only reveals the names of things, and real knowledge, which comes from truly understanding how they work.

Write out everything you know about the subject as if you were teaching it to someone else. Not your smart friend but rather a toddler. This may sound silly, but this part is incredibly important and has worked wonders

Break down the problem and practice explaining what I learn in simple language that anyone could follow.
#quickly #speed #steps #subject
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Jeffery,


    great post. I think we all have a kind of "writer's block" from time to time and this can help overcome it.


    What I will often do from No1 on your list is to write a small list of subheadings related to what I want to write about or create an article/topic on.


    I find that once I do this it is easy to start, which can often be the most difficult part when you are working on a new project.


    Kind Regards
    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Ged,

    Yepper, I do that too because it sorta helps me focus on the intent that I want to covey and my research.

    Another thing I started doing in the past two weeks is using something called Content Silo that Kurt Melvin kindly put together. It is a simple web page with 3 boxes so you can paste in notes, research and type in a work area, so you have access to all three at the same time.

    Jeffery
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    • Profile picture of the author Medon
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Ged,

      Yepper, I do that too because it sorta helps me focus on the intent that I want to covey and my research.

      Another thing I started doing in the past two weeks is using something called Content Silo that Kurt Melvin kindly put together. It is a simple web page with 3 boxes so you can paste in notes, research and type in a work area, so you have access to all three at the same time.

      Jeffery
      I am interested in knowing how ContentSilos works. Is it a free tool?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ged3
    Jeffery,


    thank you for sharing that - it looks like a useful site for developing a new topic with.


    Kind Regards
    Ged
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Medon, go to the domain and search silo which will give you a list of related content. Click the first link.


    It is no cost for now, but I understand that it might change.
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Dennison
    People learn in different ways. Personally I learn quicker by watching Youtube presentations. It helps if there is less jargon to get your head around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Crooks
    Love these tips and pretty much covers my own approach to be fair. I tend to bullet point all the main topics when researching and use that as the basis for writing an article.
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