ChatGPT Prompts for Writing & Blogging

The world is still discovering all the possible ways to use ChatGPT for everything from assistance with homework to software development. It’s been around long enough, however, for users to develop a myriad of ChatGPT prompts in marketing, content creation, and other fields. In this article, we’ll review some of the ideal use cases and ChatGPT prompts for writing and blogging

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What is a ChatGPT Prompt? 

A ChatGPT prompt is the content a user inputs into the chatbot to elicit a response. ChatGPT prompts may consist of: 

  • A question 
  • A set of instructions 
  • A few sentences or short phrase

Essentially, a ChatGPT prompt is any text input into ChatGPT to initiate a conversation with the tool. 

Effective prompts elicit the right type of output and result in responses that are informative and in line with the user’s intent. 

Can ChatGPT Help with Writing and Blogging? 

Yes, you can use ChatGPT for writing and blogging, but not in the ways you may think. It’s possible to ask ChatGPT to write an entire article, and it will, but it’s not a great idea. That’s because it isn’t always correct, so the content, code, math problems, etc. it provides may be wrong or contain inaccuracies. 

You should also check any ChatGPT output for plagiarism. While ChatGPT isn’t designed to simply duplicate content from its training materials, it’s always a possibility. 

With these caveats in mind, ChatGPT can still be a valuable tool for writing and blogging that can help you write high-quality content in less time. 

Useful ChatGPT Prompts for Writing and Blogging

You should always fact-check, edit, and check for plagiarism in the content it produces, but it is a valuable tool that can help you with various writing and blogging tasks. Below, we’ll discuss a few of the best ways to streamline your writing process with the help of ChatGPT. 

Brainstorming Ideas for Blog or Article Topics  

Writers, and especially bloggers, need an ongoing stream of article topics, but it’s not always easy. ChatGPT can provide a plethora of ideas when you’re running short on creativity.  

To get ChatGPT’s help brainstorming topics, use a prompt such as: 

  • Can you provide me with some blog article ideas about [topic]?
  • Can you create a list of blog article ideas about [topic]?
  • What are some intriguing article ideas pertaining to [topic]?
  • If someone was looking for [product or service], what article topics would be useful for them in their research? 

Summarizing Content

If you need a short summary of an article you’ve written for a social media post or another purpose, ChatGPT is a valuable tool. Provide the text of the article in your prompt, and be sure to give the chatbot specific instructions on:

  • Tone of voice: For instance, you can tell ChatGPT to summarize the content in the same tone that the article is written. 
  • Word count: ChatGPT typically produces a few sentences to a few paragraphs in responses. However, if you give it a word count range, such as 200-300 words, ChatGPT will stay within those parameters. 
  • Channel: You should also tell ChatGPT what channel you want to use it on. For instance, if you’re planning to use it for a social media post, tell ChatGPT to create a summary that’s suitable for social media — or even better a specific social media platform.    
  • Target audience: Give ChatGPT guidance on the intended audience for the summary. For example, tell it to create a summary that’s informative for readers who are unfamiliar with the topic or readers who work in a particular field.  

You can include all of those details in your initial prompt or ask ChatGPT to revise its original summary based on the new instructions you provide. Here are a few prompt examples: 

  • Can you provide a comprehensive summary of the given text?  
  • I want to post about this article on [social platform] for my audience of [describe your target audience]. Can you summarize this article in 50 to 100 words in a conversational tone of voice that will appeal to the audience I described? 
  • I want to share the article [above or below, wherever you provided the text] on [social platform]. Summarize the article in 100 words or less in a [desired tone of voice] tone of voice for [describe your audience].
  • Can you revise the summary you provided above so that it’s in a [desired tone of voice] tone of voice? 

Generating Engaging Titles

Sometimes, coming up with a title that makes people want to read your article is the most challenging part of the process. ChatGPT can help. 

Provide the chatbot with the full text of your article and use prompts that contain enough detail to get your desired output. Use prompts such as: 

  • This is an article I wrote on [topic]. Can you give me a list of engaging title ideas? (and include the text of your article)
  • Give me [number] title ideas for the article above. The titles should include these keywords: [keywords].
  • Can you suggest some titles for the article above? The title should be 8 to 12 words long, optimized for SEO, and contain powerful words to grab attention and evoke a strong response from readers.

Creating Lists

If you’re creating a list-style article or blog post and you’re short on ideas to include, ask ChatGPT to help with prompts such as: 

  • I’m writing an article on [topic]. Can you give me a list of [desired list items]?
  • Give me a list of [desired number] [desired list items]. 
  • Create a list of the best [desired list item] for [use case]. 

Creating Content Outlines

A content outline is the general structure of an article that helps you cover the necessary information in a logical way. 

ChatGPT streamlines this process by creating content outlines automatically, so you can get started on your article draft right away. 

To get a quality content outline, however, you’ll need to provide detailed instructions in your prompt. For example, if you’re writing an article about how to determine the value of vintage typewriters, you might use a prompt such as: 

  • Give me an outline for an article on determining the value of vintage typewriters. The article should be for someone new to collecting vintage typewriters but with a basic understanding of the rarest and most sought-after vintage typewriters. It should include things like the most valuable vintage brands, factors that make a vintage typewriter more or less valuable, and how to properly inspect a vintage typewriter. 
  • Create an outline for an article about valuing vintage typewriters. The article should be for vintage typewriter collectors who have been collecting them for a short time but aren’t yet experts on vintage typewriters. The article should include things like factors that influence a vintage typewriter’s value, different kinds of features that make one more valuable, or certain types of damage that reduce the value of a vintage typewriter. The outline should include key points to discuss under each heading. 
  • Create an outline for an article on determining the value of a vintage typewriter. The article should be for someone who is not a collector but has a vintage typewriter and is interested in knowing what it’s worth. The outline should include things like where to find an appraiser, how to assess a vintage typewriter yourself to estimate its value, and what characteristics make a vintage typewriter more or less valuable. Include key points to discuss under each heading. 

These prompts are longer than prompts for article summaries or title ideas because more information is necessary to guide ChatGPT in the right direction. If you ask it to create an outline for an article about valuing vintage typewriters, it may be too broad, short on detail, or miss important topics for the intended audience. 

Leverage ChatGPT to Create Better Content

ChatGPT should not replace you as a writer, but it can be the best personal assistant you could ever hope for. By leveraging ChatGPT to streamline processes like creating content outlines or coming up with interesting article titles, you can focus more on the quality of your content, which can help to improve your ranking in the search engine results pages (SERPs). 

Get more traction from your top-quality content by installing social media share buttons on your blog or website. With just a click, readers can share your engaging content with their social media connections, helping you reach a larger audience. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ChatGPT to write blogs?

Yes, you can use ChatGPT to write blogs, but you shouldn’t have ChatGPT write entire articles for you — at least without carefully editing and fact-checking the content before you use or publish it. That’s because ChatGPT sometimes provides incorrect information, and it can even invent facts that are completely false.

What is prompting in ChatGPT?

Prompting is the process of getting ChatGPT to provide a response to a specific question or request. A prompt is the text entered in the form of a question, phrase, or a few sentences that elicits a response from the chatbot.

How do I get the best results from ChatGPT?

To get the best results from ChatGPT, you need to provide it with effective prompts. The best prompts are clear and detailed yet concise. 

Think about all the information a person would need to know to respond to your question or request. Providing the same types of information to ChatGPT will help it produce more useful responses. 

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