Contributed by August Blogger of the Month, Constance Burris
Writing is hard. Blogging is hard. So when I find a piece of software or website that makes it easier, it’s like finding my body weight in gold. In last week’s post, I mentioned I how I use Microsoft’s OneNote to keep track of all of my blogging ideas. I also use it for storyboarding my novels, creating character dossiers, and writing the first drafts of my stories, but that’s a post for another day.
Here’s why Blogging and OneNote is a Match Made in Heaven
-It automatically saves, unlike Microsoft Word
-There is an iPhone App. When I wrote about the Ralph Ellison Festival for Oklahoma Women Bloggers, I was able to snap all of my pics, write the draft, and have it waiting on my desktop by the time I made it home later that night.
-You can have all of your blog posts in one place. I’ve been using OneNote since November 2014, and all of my blog posts are listed. This comes in handy when I can’t remember if I’ve blogged about a topic before.
-It takes screenshots. I had no idea how to do a screenshot until OneNote.
-I usually have more blog posts than I can write for that month. So I can drag the leftover ideas into the next month.
How do you keep track of your blog posts? If you try OneNote, come back and let me know how it goes.
Constance Burris is on a mission to take over the world through writing science fiction and fantasy. She blogs at www.constanceburris.com. And you can purchase her stories here.