This is an open notebook program that allows you to take notes and add categories via “notebooks” in which your notes are kept. It’s basically an online spiral notebook, available on every device. Scratch that EVERY SINGLE spiral notebook and all of your notes EVER.

This post was originally published in 5 Apps That Help Run My Life As A Blog Mom during my 2018 Blogtober Series, “Why Blog?!”.

 

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Description ||

This is an open notebook program that allows you to take notes and add categories via “notebooks” in which your notes are kept. It’s basically an online spiral notebook, available on every device. Scratch that EVERY SINGLE spiral notebook and all of your notes EVER.

 

Function & Features ||

Notebooks

I use many notebooks for every aspect of my life. My blog, finances, receipts, coupons/deals, meal planning, diary entries, inspiration, quotes and more. It’s all in one place and I can access it anywhere.

 

Uses ||

Some of the most important notebooks that help me as a blogger are:

Draft 1, 2, and 3 Notebooks || I draw up post outlines and my original thoughts for posts into the Draft 1 notebook. Once I have completely finished the idea and have a real post going on, it moves to Draft 2 notebook. This is where I really get into editing my grammar and finish writing the post. When I’m ready I copy & paste it to my WordPress Posts and when I’m totally done with the post and ready to publish, the originally drafted note now moves to Draft 3 which is reserved for finished posts. So I have an ongoing list of posts I’ve done recently.

Current Blog Series Notebook || The exception to the above way of drafting posts is when I’m running some kind of post series in which I have very related content to write in a short amount of time. Like, Blogtober for example. This allows me to go to the series and work on those posts easily and when they are done, they will also join the Draft 3 notebook (only after I’ve published the series). Freeing up this empty notebook for the next series I may write later on.

Clipboard Notebook || I don’t know about you but I hate typing the same phrase over and over and in blogging, that happens a lot. So I have a selection of notes in this notebook that I use a lot. This includes all of my post’s links, original and shortened so that I don’t have to return to my own blog to search for a specific post. I just go to the list and copy and paste the short description if needed, the link, I’m done. Another example is the longtail Youtube Channel description I use for every video to include links to my other social networks. A final example is

 

Application to my life ||

It’s where I keep every thought, every idea, every rant, and every detail of my many, many plans and projects throughout the course of my entire life. I’d say it’s everything but…

 

Extra Credit || 

To use Evernote for free click here. There are upgrades available as a Premium service for business services and larger storage (although I have never seen a need to upgrade myself). It’s my favorite, more details about why at the bottom of this post

 

 

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