When it comes to blogging, presenting fresh, original ideas is the very essence of success.
You might get an amazing idea for your blog while searching for funny videos in your free time or reading an interesting magazine. We can’t program our ideas to make them come up only when we’re working on a blog. Ideas come and go. They flow around randomly, and if you can’t capture and save them for later, they will get lost.
Editorial Management for Your Blog in Evernote
Evernote helps you solve this issue by storing information from multiple sources. It also helps you organize everything you have stored and create a concept for your blog without wasting time going through bookmarks and various folders on your pc. You can save everything directly to Evernote, and that’s just the beginning, because it goes way beyond just storing information.
Notes - Ideas can come from anywhere and they can come in various shapes and sizes. If you are at your pc or have your iPhone at hand when an idea hits you, the easiest way to store it is to open a new notebook in Evernote, name it something meaningful, like ‘Blog Ideas’, then create a new note in that notebook and write the idea down into the body of the note.
Web Pages - Do you want to save a link leading to an article you got the idea from? Copy-paste the URL into the body of a note and you’re done! When you come across something else you would want to relate to this idea (perhaps you’ll find a good quote or another article that might be helpful), just add the links to that same note.
An even easier way of saving web pages is adding the Evernote extension to your browser, and save web pages directly to Evernote while browsing — without ever opening Evernote itself. You can choose whether you want to save a whole webpage, a bookmark, an article, a simplified article, or a screenshot. Organize the clip right there in your browser by choosing the notebook you wish to add it to and adding tags or remarks to it.
Images – The notes aren’t reserved for text only. When you create a note, you can attach an image from your hard drive to it, or you can add an image from the internet. You can also take a snapshot and add it to the note. You don’t even have to add the images to a note, just add them to your ‘Blog Ideas’ notebook! The possibilities are endless. We all know that searching for images can sometimes take more time than actually writing the post. If you store all the good images at one place, it will be very easy for you to choose the best ones once you start writing your blog.
Audio – Let’s say get the most amazing idea for your blog while you are on the road. There is no way you can write it down and you don’t want to lose it! This is where Evernote comes to rescue, again. You can record everything that comes to your mind directly to Evernote as audio files and then listen to the recordings whenever you want to.
Organizing your Blog Posts
Evernote is so useful because it allows you to perfectly organize all of your ideas so you don’t have to spend hours searching for them. You can add tags to each note, web page, image, or audio file. When you type a tag into the search field, you will get all files under that tag listed and clearly presented.
The best way to keep everything organized is to add specific tags to each file, so you know what your idea is referring to, and why you’ve saved the file in the first place. You can also create new notebooks for each blog post concept and then name them accordingly, so you can save files to particular notebooks. This allows you to organize your ideas on the go so later on, when you start creating your blog, all you need to do is open the notebook where you’ve stored your ideas or search for particular tags and find everything easily.