The Power Of Process (& Pigeon)

by Pat Walls

Just wanted to post a quick thing today because I got really excited.

In Pigeon, you can use a “Calendar” view, which I use to track all of my upcoming blog posts.

This calendar view is tracking “first draft deadline”, which is when my writers must submit their first drafts.

I don’t look at this very often but I just wanted to see my workload going into this week...

I was astonished.

I have 10 first drafts due for my review today, and then tomorrow I have 7 that are due!

That’s 17 pieces of content in two days, insane... That is so much. and it’s certainly the most I have ever dealt with.

I won’t be posting it all at once, but rather getting all the posts scheduled out for the next month so that I can work on other things.

You can see my content pipeline/calendar right here:

I’m working less

And the funny thing is, this came by surprise. I’m working way less hours on Starter Story than I was a few months back. I’m putting most of my time now into Pigeon.

That’s because I’m using Pigeon + one freelancer to help me with some manual tasks, and I’ve been putting a lot of work into defining and standardizing my process.

All I have to do now is review the drafts and making sure the content is high quality.

This is the power of iterative process! (and Pigeon to help define that)

Starter Story continues to grow and is on pace for another record month this July.

I know some of you might be skeptical, but this really works and is very scalable. If you’re interested at all, I’d love to give you a demo. Just shoot me an email.