Now that, it’s already 2017 , I know everyone’s geared up with the goals, projects, tasks, programs and schedules for the next 11 months. With the new calendar set up and I’ve planned my editorial calendar and renewed my Blogging strategies to a new scale, which means, it is always crucial to recreate your schemes and work on it, instead of sticking to a plan that’s not working for you.
For example, I changed my ‘Monthly favourites’ posts name to ‘Bloggers must-haves’. I chose ‘Bloggers must-haves’ to emphasise the tools, techniques, applications, websites and more stuff to dedicate the topic or subject to aspiring bloggers particularly. And, here, with these posts, my targeted audience will get appropriate material and guidance, on the tools that help their steps towards to create an effective blog.
In today’s post, I want to come up with an awesome organiser and planner tool that every blogger needs and put it in ‘Must-have’ basket.
Let me Reveal…
Recently, I’ve came across ‘Google Keep’ App which gave me a fantastic experience to sketch out my blogging goals and strategies visible for the 2017 year.
What is Google Keep:
A gifted app to every blogger that is absolute combination of
- Notes with Images
- List maker
- Label creator
This app has embedded right tools that help to create – a calendar event, set reminder, design notes, make a list of things and tag labels.
What it can do with your Blogging?
Create a striking Notes with Images and more:
‘Notes’ option is such a brilliant one that simply helped me to organise my goals or plans for the year – which just happened with a snap of pictures captured directly from my note book .
Although, I’ve sketched out the plan in my note book, the reason I tagged in my notes is that it frequently displays my goals when I open app and reminds me to track my journey relative to the plan.
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Images help you to record the things that are necessary for your projects. This is helpful when you want to file an important information or a data that is required to inspire your writing stuff. For example, you’ve bookmarked few articles or read an outstanding article in a magazine, using this feature you can take screenshot the articles or photograph those snippets or few paragraphs and place it in your notes.
Certainly, the very feature assists, when you want to design a post and need pre-requisites (images, infographics, articles and more) tag it your notes . Here, you’re gathering all kind of information to motivate your writings. Also, you can name the topic of the post as the notes ‘Title’ and simultaneously progress your growth.
Besides, tagging an image, you can write the notes matching those images or relevant text to your blogging objectives.
Also, there is a drawing tool that elegantly pens down your thoughts without a need to type and gives a flexibility to extract the copy of the script from the notes.
In addition, every notes accompanies with a bunch of options – a reminder, collaborator, colour palette, insert image, archive and more options.
This gives tremendous options to organise your notes and aids you to be a profound planner
The reminder option has multiple options to remind your nature of tasks or projects – Later Today, Tomorrow, Next week or Select date and time.
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In fact,everyone knows the potential of keeping reminders and enhance the workflow process.
Secret tip -Blogger’s Formula
You can set reminders to your notes linking your blog projects and complete the process of writing with an adequate information while tracking with the reminders (if it is for tomorrow, today or set a date and time)
Collaborate your work with ‘Collaborator’ :
The Collaborator option allows your work to get shared with others who you want to work with.
This intelligent feature advances project workflow while working as a team or sometimes it might guide a freelancer with the outlines of a project and discuss concurrently with you. This option can be leveraged to keep track of a project or a program performance with others in the team.
Collaborator helps one to strategise the things irrespective of occupation and assign roles and responsibilities easily with one click.
You can use ‘Collaborator’ for multiple activities in your daily routine – Travelling, Shopping, Education, Blogging, Family work, Self-employed business and Small businesses.
Colour Code your Stuff:
Differentiate your tasks or levels of work with the colours assigned to them. You might think what impact it produces on your work, it shows your priority to work on single job instead of identifying a bulk of programs heading your brain and puzzle your abilities to do.
In the screenshots, you might observed I used some peachy colour for my ‘Blogging Calendar’ program and differentiated my targets from Blogging to personal work.
Whenever, I open my account I can see these colours reminding my most important goals to be reached in the year and segment my other tasks leaving me to judge my daily work efficiently.
So don’t forget , colours always create great impressions!!!
Archive your accomplishments:
Archiving is not new, but it is so essential that you archive those programs successfully completed and keep a record of such tasks for future references.
This creates a professionalism in your work and emphasises your style of work to assess past, present and future projects.
Sshhh a secret tip….
Blogpreneurs , archive your every single achievement, you never know how your success can cheer you up.
Do more with ‘More’ :
‘More’ option simply levels up your template with advanced options like – Change Labels, Add drawing, Make a copy, Make a tic boxes and Copy to Google doc.
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An advice …
Do not say no to ‘more’ and always play with it and it gives you only ‘more’.
Label your Projects:
Group your common tasks naming with a label and assign as main ‘Goal’ for the sub-goals or sub-projects.
In the above screenshot I named a label ‘My Blog strategies’ which I assigned to few programs and mapped to a common label like this. This is another way to organise your plan for your achievements and which I like to do every time I set a group of programs related to my daily ‘Blogging’ and ‘Personal’ work.
My take :
It’s an impressive organiser and planner tool that I ‘Keep’ to track my small tasks to big projects and access the ‘Google Keep’ app from any device or anywhere or share with anyone.
Being a blogger, I always underline the importance to take action on each target set for a period and check them that you are working on it and achieve them. So, I highly recommend this app as a ‘Blogpreneur’s must-have’ tool and start work on it, in order to see massive results.
So, don’t wait – Click here to get your ‘Google Keep’ on your devices
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