Evernote is such an untapped source of ease. I find more and more uses for it all the time. I call it my second brain – but one I can rely on. I now challenge myself to put more and more things in Evernote, so that everything is in one place – that’s the beauty of it.
Here’s a perfect example that I know many will relate to, and so that you can see how much more you can use Evernote for.
The process of writing, posting and sharing blog posts can include some or more of the following programs/ actions and the accompanying brain space:
– searching the internet (and keeping multiple tabs open)
– using Word or Pages
– using WordPress
– using a sticky note with some coding on it
– remembering and recalling the process for posting and sharing (and not always getting it the same each time)
– using Xcel
– checking an email
– searching for FB threads from a few weeks ago
And possibly more.
Here’s how you can do it all in Evernote – no flicking between programs, loading pages, finding emails, threads…. It makes such a difference to have it all in one place – To your focus, your time, your consistency, your end product/ post.
To Write the Posts
- Using a Blogging Template Note to keep your post concise and consistent
- Check in on your SEO Keywords Note to ensure you’re using relevant keywords
- Have inspiration on hand in your Research Notebook, specifically on that topic, referenced straight from the web using the web clipper
- Have feedback about what people are interested in direct from the horse’s mouth, and saved in a Facebook thread, clipped and saved in a Notebook
- You can write your blog post straight into Evernote, so that you can flick between notes and resources without wasting time leaving the program and reloading pages
To Schedule the Posts
6. Check your Posting Schedule Note in your Blog Planning Notebook to see what you’ve planned for the month, and when you can need to schedule it.
To Schedule your Post in Social Media
7. Set up an automation to automatically send a bitly link reference to Evernote (so they are all in one place) when you add it
8. Include your post link in your social media plan Note, including the copy, so you can just paste it into your scheduler or sm
9. Click the links in your social media plan Note to go straight to your SM scheduler (like Hootsuite)
To Create your Newsletters
10. Tick off the steps in your Newsletter Checklist Note
11. Write your newsletter content in the Newsletter Note
Share your Blog post
12. Check in on the Complimentary Businesses Note to see which complimentary businesses (that you add to regularly) might like to share your post
13. Check the Instagram # Note to see which hashtags you could use for promoting this post
14. Post in your WordPress site and use the Coding Tips Note to format any headings or quotes in the post to help them stand out
15. Set up an automation using IFTTT or Zapier to send your post back to the Blog Notebook, so that you have a record of all posts – all in one place.
So there you go – all in Evernote. That’s just one example of how it can make life easier.
If you want to know how to do this, then check out my Beginner’s Guide to Evernote for Entrepreneurs. It’s a little mini Video course I created to help you see how much more you can do with Evernote.
I cover basic elements, and much more advanced techniques (like emailing, clipping etc) to help you manage all of the information in your life, and declutter your brain, your fridge, your desk, and your desktop!
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