Sometimes I do things backward, but to me, it feels the correct way.
I’ve spent a year frolicking through the landscape of online business. I decided I wanted to play the game, so I took some time to learn the rules.
Along the way, I was sold a lot of Canva templates that are PDF versions of a “framework”. But do you know what I do with a framework? I enter it into Text Expander as a snippet and never look at the pretty Canva graphics again. Unless it’s a Tonic. I use those regularly. It’s so nice to have designer friends to be like “this is how you design”, and then I can just buy it. Because I’m not a designer.
I’m a writer. These words, right now? Flowing like a faucet, baby. Effort is low. Word count is high. That’s life for me … I’m a writer. It’s the whole editing YouTube vids, adding sound design, and applying-of-graphics that I’m not super good at. But I can learn, Baby! And so can you.
Recently, I told my FB that no matter what I’m doing, whether it’s writing a blog or assembling widgets, I want my inputs on the left and my outputs on the right. My friend Paul made a quick joke but ultimately followed up with information called SOPIC. I think I’m spelling that wrong. I’ll look it up.
Anyway. It’s a diagram showing that other (smart) people think the same way, basically.
Inputs on the left.
Doing the things in the center.
Outputs on the right.
Some of the things I’ve been sold (and might sell myself) are Notion Templates. But I’ll tell you something about Notion templates. If I don’t build them myself, I’m not using them.
But that’s because I’m an information synthesizer. I’m like “you and you and you and you, tell me what you think, and I’ll give you an answer that works for me.” So yeah … I watched a few vids on YouTube University && now I make my own inter-related databases on Notion. No big. It’s chill.
When I was a kid, my mom had a database custom-made for her to hold all the info about her daylilies in it. There was a lot of info. Height, width, bloom time, color, hybridizer, location in garden, etc. Notion would make a great place to plan your dream xeriscaped backyard.
So I’ll give you my Notion templates, but ultimately, they’re going to be better if you build them out yourself. You could spend a whole lifetime planning and getting ready to make a move without ever making one.
My Notion is pretty ugly and very useful. My Fat-Bottomed Girl.
Kinda like Excel, but better. It’s different, also. If you’re doing a lot of math, Excel / Sheets is cool, but if you’re just organizing things … Notion, Baby.
Could I make it prettier?
Will I tell you how to do it for free?
Because I make my money from USING my templates, not from selling my templates.
But it takes a lot of time to teach you to make a Notion Template properly in 2023 because there are YouTube vids and podcasts involved, so give me a bit. You can email me if you want it and I’ll do a follow-up just for you. We can Zoom or I’ll make you a Loom. In the meantime.
I have a blog writing template. I’ll give it to you for free. I’ll explain it to you for free, too. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and be like—
“hey girl, I was hoping to get your blog template.” And I’ll just wisha wisha it back to you.
I will tell you that I do not have an entire funnel built out to give you my blog template, and that’s why you have to email me at email@example.com to get it. It’s free. I’ll give it to you for free. WHY? Because I make my money from USING my template, not from SELLING my template. I said that already. I know. I’m repeating it because it’s important.
Blogs don’t write themselves and robots tell bad stories.
Ya know what people like a lot, though? Stories.
Robots are good at regurgitating information. They are not good at stories that engage with the human experience cause they’re not humans. I’m still nice to mine, though.
Robots don’t know what it’s like to jump up and try to do little stalls on the big red balls outside of Target. But people know about the Big Red Balls outside of Target. Because they’re at EVERY Target. For SAFETY. So the self-driving cars/drunk people don’t accidentally ram into the store.
I have my blog post template entered into my Text Expander account, so it’s just a 5-keystroke shortcode to get my entire blog template to you. You can text me if you have my number I’ll send it that way. It’s pretty short (like me) but riddled with sales psychology inside. (Also like me).
Consider this akin to my quiet protest against robots taking over exactly ALL of our jobs as I stand in line for the checkout lady/dude at the grocery store to ring me up instead of checking myself out. One thing to know about me. I’m not going through self-checkout. I’m with the old ladies waiting for a smile with my grocery checkout and for someone else to press the buttons. I’m pressing enough buttons over here.
I don’t even NEED the fast typer cat meme. I friggen AM the fast typer cat meme.
If you want my super awesome blog template for free, I will give it to you. In a sweet little second, no strings attached. (Except that I’ll email you again a little later to tell you about my $27/year program that encourages you to try something new every month.)
This other thing I’m talking about … the Notion blog post checklist is POST-BLOG-TEMPLATE-USE.
First, you use the (free but awesome) blog template to WRITE the post. Then you INSTALL the post. Then you get to the tracking and checking in Notion part.
The checklist part. It’s all a process. Which is why my Notion Template checklist includes formulas that give me 4 follow-up dates to look at my post again. (4 times.)
Okay, back to it.
**fast typer cat meme**
PS. Email me and I’ll give you a private tour of my Notion databases or spend a week making a YouTube video about it. One of those.