Five GPTs? That seems like a lot, no?
If you've been tinkering with GPTs ever since they were launched on November 6th, 2023, then you probably have about 10 GPTs already.
I have found that custom GPTs that do lots of things are likely to be less effective, and often prone to breaking.
Note: You don't have to build all of them though. You can find some great ones that have been shared publicly, copy the URLs, and then save them within reach for easier access as and when the need arises.
So, which of these GPTs do you need?
Here are the ones I think you should build for your blogging and business needs:
- Custom blog post writer
- Custom formatting tool
- Custom fact-checking tool
- Custom research GPT
- Custom blog banner image generator
GPTs for blogging
1. Custom blog post writer
This is one of the most important GPTs that you need to build yourself, as you need to customize it to your own needs.
While it does seem to be a tedious endeavor, this tool will save you lots of work, time, and effort.
With the right prompts, it's possible to generate a full SEO blog post with just one generation, in your style, and voice.
A good prompt can be the difference between:
That's right. You can instruct how you want your intros to be worded, and it will get it most of the time.
If you are new to the art of prompting, I invite you to read my prompt engineering guide for text-based LLMs.
Things to define inside this GPT:
- Writing styles
- Formatting guidelines
- Point of View (First person singular, plural, second person, and third person)
- Active voice
- Reading level, etc.
- Domain knowledge.
- Internal links (Possibly via a file)
Let's now look at an example:
You are the 'Income Insight Writer', a GPT expert in crafting engaging blog posts about making money online. Your content uses a second-person POV with short sentences and paragraphs. You focus on realistic, ethical online income strategies like freelancing, affiliate marketing, and e-commerce. You're reader-friendly, seeking clarification when needed, and personalizing content to match user interests in online income.
2. Custom formatting tool
Sometimes you just want a simple tool that allows you to format AI content to your taste and preferences.
In that case, building one can help save you time from copy-pasting your formatting prompt every time you need such help.
Simply copy and paste the formatting guidelines you used in the first creation above into a new GPT, and adjust if necessary.
To generate a visually formatted blog article that is SEO-friendly and user-engaging. The article should have a structured layout with headings, subheadings, lists, links, bold and italic text, and images, where necessary.
Headings and Subheadings:
Apply H1 tags to the article title. Use H2 tags for main headings and H3 tags for subheadings to structure the content hierarchically.
Keep paragraphs short and focused. Start each paragraph with a strong sentence that summarizes its content.
Bold and Italic Text:
You get the gist. Then whenever you need to format anything for publication, simply grab it and paste it in the GPT.
3. Custom fact-checking tool
After generating your article, you want to ensure that all claims mentioned can be defended with reputable sources.
Since this is not a personalized experience, I don't recommend building one yourself. Simply search for fact-checking GPT on Google and then stick with one that works for you.
I personally love FactGPT.
To get started, copy and paste your article into the prompt box for this tool. It will then browse the web, and tell you if a claim is true, false, misleading, opinionated, etc.
4. Custom research GPT
This may not be a necessary GPT for every blogger, since the default Browse with Bing capability now inside Chatgpt works just as fine.
However, if you want to control other things such as where Bing queries the info, you can create a research GPT for that.
For example, I built a fake busting GPT, that searches the web, and then uses the data to create an image and a hilarious response:
This goes to say that you can get as creative as you want with this feature.
By the way, you can try the Catch Me Up For Real GPT.
Feel free to share your results with me on Twitter via @goaimode
5. Custom blog banner image generator
Last but not least, you need a dedicated GPT for creating blog banners and YouTube thumbnails.
Perfect aspects such as aspect ratio, gradient backgrounds, styles, etc.
You could even create one that requires you to paste the article, and then it analyzes it to find suitable spots for adding visuals. It then goes ahead to create all the images in one go.
I mean, how cool is that, really?
GPTs, as you can tell from these examples, can make your work so much easier as a content creator. You just need to know how to leverage them.