Thanks to Caroline Pointer’s posts "Using OneNote to keep up with those ancestors" and "More OneNote Features to Rock Your Researching World", I have become a OneNote fan!
I'm not saying I'm an expert by any means. But I have found OneNote to be very useful for my genealogy blog.
And I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel and show you how to use OneNote. Caroline Pointer, as well as others on YouTube, have already done that.
What I do want to share with you today is how I put together my weekly Fab Finds posts.
Yes, you guessed it. I use OneNote to help me with these posts. It’s a great organizational tool! I've created several Notebooks for my blog and one of them is called Fab Finds Posts 2012.
The Fab Finds Post Notebook is then organized by month. And within each month I've created a page for each weekly post.
So, here’s the process for my Fab Finds posts:
As I read posts during the week, I copy and paste the link of the posts I especially like to the current week's Fab Finds Post page in OneNote.
Then when I’m ready to publish my Fab Finds post, I go through the list of potential Fab Finds candidates. I click on each link, which then takes me to the author's blog. I could just copy the link from OneNote, but I like to actually revisit the blog first. I then copy the link to Windows Live Writer.
As I go down the list of blog posts in OneNote, I insert a check mark next to the blog posts I’ve transferred to my draft in Windows Live Writer.
Once I’m done, I post the draft to my blog, preview it and then publish the post. Voila! Finished product!
Another perk to my method? In the process, I am building a list that I can refer to at any time. "Oh, where was that post about such-and-such? Oh ya, I have it listed in my Fab Finds Notebook in OneNote."
Thanks for reading!
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