To put it simply, content strategy is your unique plan for finding and engaging your audience using whatever media suits your business the best.
As a writer and editor, my content strategy is my pipeline for turning ideas into written content that's relevant to my different audiences (my readers, potential writing clients, and business clients) and then setting up a process to make sure that all of that content gets delivered to all the right outlets on a regular schedule.
Juggling so many different projects can become overwhelming extremely quickly. That's why I create systems to capture my ideas, pipelines to keep them organized, and automations (using tools like Airtable) to move projects from idea to posted with as little friction as possible. Once the hard work of setting up those systems is done, it's easy to create quality work, knowing that as long as I keep it updated in my pipeline, everything will get where it needs to go in the end.
Your content strategy will most likely include written content like blog posts, webpage, and newsletters, but it might also include things like podcasts, videos, or other content to engage potential customers. It all depends on who you're trying to reach, and what you want them to know about you!
If all of this is overwhelming to you, or you don't have time to create a strategy yourself, consider hiring a content strategist to help get your content production on track. We can take all of that psychic load from you, and let you keep doing what you do best.
i do a lot of other things that i'm guessing you don't expect a 'real' writer to do. for example, i'm rewriting my fanfiction as original fiction.
right now. at this moment.
what? isnt't that... derivative? yes. yes it is. but here's the thing. art is derivative. it has to be. art that's in conversation with nothing is lifeless.
whatever gets you to put words on the page is a good thing. you can worry later, once the work of creating something out of nothing is done. for me, posting directly to a professional blog, with all the associations it entails, is a bridge too far for my anxious mind, so i'll share it to the void of my favorite social media platform first.