I was really excited to finally get a chance to chat with Chuck Frey. We’ve been in each other’s orbits for probably a decade, but we haven’t actually spoken until now.
We talked about how to use mind mapping for writing, ideas, even project management. It’s a great synchronicity because not an hour before I recorded the episode, I was recording an episode with Brett Terpstra and he uses mind maps for writing. Mind blown.
Chuck is most famous for the Mind Mapping Software Blog and true to our conversation on using mind maps to improve your writing, he’s just released a free ebook—How to Streamline your writing with mind mapping software. I read it ahead of our chat and it’s a great primer on getting using mind maps not just to write a book, but how to track and promote it too.
In our chat, Chuck mentioned a series of post by Roger C. Parker on using mind maps for content marketing:
- How to Create an Idea Dashboard to Track Your Favorite Content Ideas: Content Ideas Dashboard for Favorites
- How to Organize Your Blog Content with A 3-Step Post Tracker
- Top 10 Mind Mapping Productivity Tips for Content Marketing Success: Mind Mapping Productivity Tips
At the end of our chat Chuck started talking about an app called Speare for working with content in a new way. True the all the snafus I had last week recording, I only got part of the conversation downloaded.
It’s a shame because the tool looks really cool. Essentially, you break content into blocks and those blocks are assembled into a complete piece. I might have to give it a try.
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Music, as always, by Derek K. Miller.