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How to Use Evernote as a Blogger. A few weeks ago, I started using Evernote as my primary “blogging workbench.”

How to Use Evernote as a Blogger

It is where I store blog post ideas, collect various post components, and then write the post itself. This has proven to be a robust solution that enables me to be working on several posts simultaneously. I thought I would share my workflow with you. Yours will be different, I’m sure. But, hopefully, this will provide you with a few ideas. If you are just getting started with Evernote, I suggest that you buy Brett Kelly’s remarkably practical e-book, Evernote Essentials, 4.0. My go through the following six steps in creating a new blog post. Set up a blogging template in Evernote.

Schedule the post and review your work. Evernote has enabled me to be more productive in my blogging. Or upgrade to a self-hosted WordPress blog? PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: How to create your own watermark for FREE! Last week I promised I’d post a tutorial on how to make a custom watermark for your photos without the need of using expensive photo-editing software like Photoshop or Lightroom, and here it is!

PHOTOGRAPHY TIP: How to create your own watermark for FREE!

Before I had access to Photoshop, I used PicMonkey as my go-to source for all my basic photo-editing needs and to design my old FeetfromShore button and header. I didn’t want to pay someone to make that for me, so I used this online photo editor to make my blog more personal. It’s very intuitive and easy to use – you’ll be a pro in no time! Ok then, let’s get started. Go to PicMonkey and select “Create a collage” from the main screen. The Collage editing screen opens up. Save the transparent image as a .png file in a location that you can remember easily. Now we are going back to PicMonkey’s main screen, click on the tab “Edit a photo” and upload the transparent image we just saved as a .png file. Now it’s time to test your creativity and design your watermark signature. That’s it! Enjoy!! Related. Curating Content: Tips and Best Practices. January 28, 2015 by Tricia Goss In a recent post, Copyblogger shared an infographic with a recipe of sorts, explaining all the parts you need to craft an outstanding blog post.

Curating Content: Tips and Best Practices

Following this list of 11 points is definitely beneficial. In fact, you could use them as a guideline for curating content, as well. For instance, adding your own captivating headline to a curated piece, opening with a tantalizing hook and writing well will all boost the appeal of your curation efforts. In addition, the following are great ways to take your curated content from okay to outstanding. Utilize bullet points (see what I did there?) How do you get the most out of curating content? Like this infographic? Related Tips For Customizing Your Curation Strategy By Social Network Consistent curation can help you engage your current social media followers and attract new ones as well. December 29, 2014 In "Social Media" 11 Creative Ideas to Fill Your Editorial Calendar December 7, 2014 In "Content Marketing"

12 Fantastic Free Tools for Creating Social Media Marketing Images. September 25, 2014 by Tricia Goss The human brain processes visual data 60,000 times faster than text.

12 Fantastic Free Tools for Creating Social Media Marketing Images

Your audience’s eyes are drawn to visual content. They are more likely to engage, share and recall it. Incorporating graphics into your social media marketing strategy is a good call, and – good news! – there are tons of online tools to help you create eye-catching, professional-looking visual content to share on Facebook, Twitter and all of your other social channels. The following list includes one dozen of our favorite tools you can use to create a wide variety of visual content types. 1. Canva is enjoying loads of attention lately, and rightfully so. 10 Great Content Discovery Tools for Curators & Social Media Managers. September 2, 2014 by Tricia Goss In order to share great content you have to find it first, and you don’t have all day to search and surf for posts, presentations and other material your audience will appreciate.

10 Great Content Discovery Tools for Curators & Social Media Managers

Awesome Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts. November 3, 2014 by Tricia Goss The image you choose can make or break your social media updates, blog posts and other content.

Awesome Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

But, finding the right picture to accompany your post can be challenging. Not only do you need to find one that complements your post and grabs readers’ attention, but you also have to make sure you are free to share the pic. You can purchase stock photos, but that could take a bite out of your budget and even then, the choices are not always ideal. When you know where to look, you can find professional, attractive photos that are free for you to use.

Why We Love It: Every 10 days, Unsplash releases 10 new, high-resolution photos that you can use in any way you want. Searches and Downloads: