[Photo Credit LeSmou Imperator via Flickr]
At the end of the webinar, I asked a question about organizing my ideas. Often times, I have a lot of interesting concepts and ideas that I try to capture in a notepad on my phone, or actually physically writing them. But, my system(s) has yet to actually produce results and translate into posts on this blog.
So I needed something that would capture my ideas, allow me to work on them simultaneously, and schedule them for release when they were ready.
I got it, plugged it into my site, and have been using it as of late. It’s been really great to continually put those ideas I have in front of my face regularly. So I can work on them over time and develop my often creative but scatterbrained thoughts.
I like the editorial calendar a lot.
The only downside that I’ve found (other than the calendar not actually writing my blogs for me) is that if I get a bunch of ideas logged and then don’t work on them consistently and publish the ideas within a month. The calendar moves to the next month and leaves all of my ideas in the past (thus I have to manually drag each draft blog idea to the current week). Maybe I’m doing it wrong…that’d be great if I am…would save me a lot of time.
Here’s a screencast video of how the editorial calendar works:
What do you use to keep your ideas flowing and organized so you can work on them simultaneously over time?