The Long Game
The Long Game
Feb 16, 2022
Content Operations at Massive Scale with Natasha Nel (HackerNoon)
Play • 1 hr 3 min

Are you making content because it’s meaningful or because the platforms demand that you keep feeding them more? 

Algorithms can hold us hostage. Soon we fall into a cycle of writing stuff because we’re stuck in a production cycle, not because it needs to be written. 

There’s a moral dilemma for content marketers. The platforms we use to create and promote our work are addictive for the users and chain us to grueling content schedules, but they’re also essential to our jobs. 

In this episode, Natasha Nel, VP of Growth for Hacker Noon, discusses how the site produces content and the steps she’s taking to break those bad cycles and focus on quality over quantity. 

Show Topics:

  • Craft good headlines, not clickbait
  • Promote podcast with transcripts
  • Stay present in the room
  • Don’t get held hostage by platforms
  • Bring quantity down, so quality can go up
  • Experiment with microcopy

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Past guests on The Long Game podcast include: Morgan Brown (Shopify), Ryan Law (Animalz), Dan Shure (Evolving SEO), Kaleigh Moore (freelancer), Eric Siu (Clickflow), Peep Laja (CXL), Chelsea Castle (Chili Piper), Tracey Wallace (Klaviyo), Tim Soulo (Ahrefs), Sean Blanda (Crossbeam), Ilona Abramova (AppSumo), and many more.

Some interviews you might enjoy and learn from:

020: Spark Creativity and Generate Memorable Content with Ryan Law (Animalz)

041: Actionable Tips and Secrets to SEO Strategy with Dan Shure (Evolving SEO)

045: Building Competitive Marketing Content with Sam Chapman (Aprimo)

009: The Long Game Podcast: Building Communities, Teams and Companies through Marketing with Sabel Harris

019: Peak Performing, High-Earning Freelance Writing with Michael Keenan (Co-Founder at Peak Freelance)

028: Purpose-Driven Leadership & Building a Content Team with Ty Magnin (UiPath)

Also, check out our Kitchen Side series where we take you behind the scenes to see how the sausage is made at our agency:

015: Should You Hire Writers or Subject Matter Experts?

017: How Do Growth and Content Overlap?

027: Is Organic Traffic the Best Traffic?

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