How often do you get great blog post ideas when you don’t have a chance to write them down, then when you finally get a chance to work on it you have totally forgotten what they was? This happens to me, a lot. One could carry a notepad and pen around all the time, but that isn’t the most practical solution. In this modern age, there are many ways to keep track of all of your ideas and have them sync across your devices. It goes without saying that at any time you are within arm’s reach of a smartphone, tablet or even a computer. I am going to share a few ways that I keep track of my blog post ideas so that they are all in one place and ready to be brought to life when I sit down at the computer.
1. Evernote. This is probably my favorite method for taking quick notes. It is available on every device and syncs between all of your devices with a single account. It even allows you to add photos to notes. And you can easily tag them with keywords to help with sorting. You can even snap photos of your notes written on paper and save them for future reference so that you don’t have to keep up with tons of scraps of paper.
2. Google Docs/Drive. This is great if you have time to write a little more than a few words. If you want to start on a blog post draft and have it ready to edit at a later date. This is a free resource and is also available on nearly every mobile device. I like to keep a running spreadsheet of blog post ideas that I can quickly open and add a new idea to.
3. Skitch. If you one who likes to “hand write” your notes and have access to a mobile device and a stylus this a great solution. Skitch works great with Evernote and gives a full package of tools. It is also available on multiple devices thanks to the syncing with Evernote.
There are my three favorite resources to make sure that I capture all of my blog post ideas when they strike and keep track of them. I would love to hear how you capture the inspiration when it strikes in the comments.