The first challenge to blogging is continuously coming up with great ideas to blog about. The second challenge is to keep track of the ideas as they come to you. My solution is to use Evernote.
More than just notes, Evernote can capture and save just about everything. You can clip notes from the web, store PDFs and snap pictures. Evernote recognizes text in images so you can scan docs or notes and find the words again by using the search function. You can organize business cards, recipes and wish lists. The program supports tagging so you can organize materials in multiple areas.
What I love most about Evernote is that it’s portable. It is web-based, so you can access it on your computer, tablet, smart phone and many e-readers. That means when I’m out and about and a good idea comes to me, I can store the note on my smartphone and it will be on my computer when I get home.
I’ve set up Evernote so that I have a “Notebook” for each of my blogs. Within the notebooks I have various lists based on the topic areas of the blog. For example, for WAHS, I have notebooks on home business ideas, telecommuting article ideas, and marketing strategies. Now I’m never out of ideas or telling myself to remember an idea. I just open Evernote on my phone or computer, go to the right notebook and add the note.
Check out Evernote’s video here to see all that it does.