The key Quality that it takes to be a successful blogger is Being Productive. And if you are a part-time blogger it is even more important to be productive in the time available to you. So in this post we will talk about an amazing tool to boost your productivity in blogging.
So now let me introduce you my best Blogging Pal, Google Keep. Google keep is a simple yet most productive Note Taking tool, available on Android, Chrome and as a Web App.
1. Capture Post Ideas and Organize them
The primary aim of this note taking app is to capture the ideas that you really cannot afford to lose. And this is the thing we need a lot. We bloggers are crazy, we get ideas for writing posts at crazy times. Google keep helps a lot in this aspect.
The Lists, Images and Voice notes
Apart from the title and simple text you can also add images, lists and voice notes to make your post idea easy understandable when you come back to it.
If you’re so lazy or busy to type, you can just use the Voice note. Google Keep uses Google’s Voice-to-Text engines and convert your voice to text and saves it along with the audio.
Colour Codes and Labels
And to further organize your post ideas according to their category, just add a label to it. For an example if you got a post idea “How to Secure Google account”, then you can add label like Technology, Google. Now you can easily find the post ideas under that category easily using labels.
2. Schedule your Blogging tasks
Blogging doesn’t involve writing alone. It has a lot of other things to be done like Marketing posts, SEO, Social media interaction, Commenting. And each of them should be properly balanced.
Google keep then reminds you about it through a push notification.
And it also supports google now, so all you Time-based and location based reminders you set on Keep will be shown in Google now.
Another interesting thing you can do here is you can make some useful checklists. So for example, make a checklist (a list note) about “Things to do before publishing a blogpost” and include SEO title, Including Image, and so on as list items. So whenever you have to publish a new post, just take a look at this list and check that you have done all those things or not. You can create similar checklists as per your requirement and give all of them a different color code.
3. Note Down Yearly, Monthly and Weekly Blogging Goals.
It can also be used in other way, Setting Blogging Goals. Yeah! you may have some yearly goals then split into monthly & weekly goals and you want to keep a track of them.
4. Structure your post Idea and Write Draft
Apart from capturing post ideas, you can also take it to next level, like Structuring post and writing a draft. Most of the times, when I sit in front of my computer screen to write a post, my mind goes blank. So I made it a habit to structure my blogpost first and then writing a draft.Google keep really instrumental in this purpose with its list style note.
5. Share Your Blog work between multiple Admins
I work alone and even most of bloggers work alone. But sometimes you may have to share your work with a Guest blogger or a freelance blogger you hired. In other case if your blog has a group of writers, you should be able to share your Ideas with them. Why not here?
The other way to share is simply Open a Note > Goto more options > Send and now you can share using any apps like Whatsapp, facebook on your device.
6. Access it from anywhere with Android app, Chrome app and Web version
The most important thing, I consider being a blogger is being able to access from anywhere. And Google keep is available as an android app and Chrome app. There is no official app for IOS users, but there are some third party apps like Turbo note, Go keep to access it.
UPDATE: Google keep is now available on Apple IOS. You can download it from official App store
If you don’t want to install any app, you can simply sign in and use the web version instantly. Thanks to Google for making the web version Responsive and fully functional.
All the notes get synced with your Google account, So you can easily create, edit and delete a note from anywhere.
7. Find any note easily with Smart filters
We bloggers always get often overwhelmed and have trouble finding things. If that its hard to find a specific note from those post ideas, blogging tasks, Checklists or any personal stuff you have in it, you are absolutely wrong. It is extremely simple to find any note in Google keep, even if you don’t remember its title.
You can simply search using the filters like colour codes, or the type of note (whether it is a list note, voice note, or a note with an image), Reminders, Notes that are shared. Alternatively you can browse the notes through the labels. It just doesn’t consume your time finding your note.
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