Busy blogger? Free, simple tip to keep your correspondence organized.

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Do you feel that you often write more on other people’s blogs than your own? Do you remember what you wrote and why? Is the blogosphere coming at you at an alarming rate? Reading and commenting at top speeds; faster than the speed of light? Those comments, if they are substantive, can lead to guest posts down the line if you remember what and where you posted the darn things. I have a simple tool to help you.

I’ve been touting Evernote since it’s inception. I always got a blank stare and had to explain-until lately. Now everyone is talking about it and hopefully using it. Here is a simple tool to keep track of your comments you write at lightening speed. Once you have posted the comments, copy them and save them with your Evernote dashboard applet. This is key as the applet will save the url of the site you have posted on with the specific article that you commented on.

Save it under a simple and easy to remember tag line, like “blog comments”. You can then pull up your comments when you have time and query those bloggers pointing to the specific post that you commented on. This will build on an already established relationship that the blogger you are querying can see posted at the bottom of your e-mail to them. Bloggers are always interested in those who comment and comment with purpose and insight. If you have done both you will be able to build upon their trust in you (as it is founded) and further your request.

If you haven’t gotten Evernote yet, go to http://evernote.com to get a free version. If you would like a premium version, it is just $5 a month. So little for what you get from them. Remember to check out David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done’. Best book ever written for getting that dreaded To Do list whittled down to nothing.

Happy Blogging. And write like there is no tomorrow.

10 thoughts on “Busy blogger? Free, simple tip to keep your correspondence organized.

  1. Celeste Smucker

    Hi Lee… I love Evernote and talked about it to everyone I know when it first came out. I use it mostly to keep resources organized for writing projects. I had not thought to use it for keeping blog comments…in fact had not thought about saving comments but like the idea of following up w/other bloggers this way. So thanks for your great ideas.

    1. leejtyler Post author

      Hi Celeste…I hadn’t thought of it either, but when reading and commenting on so many pages one day, there was a few comments that I had left that,when put together, created a whole new path for me to walk down. If anyone who travels around on the internet knows, your history file can get jam-packed. After two days of following up on interests of mine (say 20th c. literary theory), I realized that if I could find the comments, I would have the bones of an entirely different article. Being involved with someone who is doing a commenting project made me think of this particular application for Evernote. And it helps me, in a different slant, keep track of comments left that, when tagged correctly, I can merely pull up through ALL NOTES in Evernote and do a simple search. Et voila, the bones of my article are already written. If I were a tattoo person, it would have a green elephant on me. Thankfully, I’m not one for ‘ink’ 😉 Best to you.

  2. Carrie Rubin

    I’ve got an Evernote app on my iPhone and yet I never really use it. Thanks for reminding me I should take advantage of this more. I tend to download apps I think will be handy, and then I forget about them.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it. 🙂

    1. leejtyler Post author

      Actually, thank you and no problem, it is my pleasure. You have the spunk and moxy I like. I am following you and meant to write something in the ‘one word’ section but was called away by another tab. 😉 You tab is still open so I will swing back by. Love, love, love your site!!!

  3. Amit Amin

    I have been using evernote for a few months. I love it. It has simplified many things in my life.

    Storing my blog comments… it seems like a good idea, but also something that adds a bit of overhead. Have you learned anything in particular (or had an insight, idea, etc…) from storing your blog comments?

  4. Art Epicurean

    Thanks – I have never heard of Evernote. Will definitely check it out. P.S. I certainly do feel that the internet activity is coming at me faster than the speed of light so great tip.

  5. Coach Comeback

    I have had evernote for months now never really knowing exactly how to use it! This is genius! I just dusted it off and reinstalled the webclipper. What a fantastic tip!

    Maybe I will also dust off “Getting Things Done” and read it again. Thanks for the ever-so-gentle nudge =-)

    1. Lee Jenna Tyler

      Both are a life-saver in this fast moving life of ours. You can get on Evernotes blog and get videos of all of the things (images, voice, email, etc.) that you can do with this amazing tool. And David Allen is a genius.(love the ‘nudge’ comment; very observant, Coach).

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