OneNote and Blogging

I had to change how I function and keep organized. I work a full time job and blogging strictly through WordPress is not conducive to my productivity. Frankly, I was slacking and didn’t do a quarter of what I wanted to blog in 2017.

Let’s tag in Microsoft OneNote. OneNote is one of those products you either love or hate. I’m very familiar with Office 365 and I use OneNote daily. It’s a thing. It’s a lifestyle.

How does OneNote work with your blog? Let me break it down like this. These instructions are exclusively for the desktop version of OneNote 2016.

  1. You create a notebook. 
  2. In that notebook, you write out and format your blog posts. You can include all the images and documents that you would like.
  3. Once you done all the proofreading and perfection, you send it to your blog.
  4. This will open in Microsoft Word and have you register your blog.
  5. Once the registration is complete, you need to send it to WordPress as a draft for final touches and scheduling.

VIOLA! Your post has now gone to WordPress and is in your blog post section.

One great thing is you can also take notes. I mean actually write them on the screen if you have a touchscreen. I have Surface Pro 3 with Pen. Writing all the stuff I can ever think of digitally.

You might think “oh girl dis tew much”. But it’s not and it can organize your life and blog. Your posts will never be lost. And OneNote is free!

I’m thinking about doing Skype Meeting on how to use OneNote for blogging or even better all products of Office 365 especially if blogging is your business. I don’t know where I am with that or if people would be interested. If so, drop me a note in the comments, email me, DM me on Twitter or IG. I want to know if it is worth offering. And don’t hit me with a nice post either.

Are you ready to get on board with OneNote and blogging?

Ingenuity with Followers

It has happened to all of us when we first begin blogging. It is happening to someone right now. It is happening to me.

I am a victim of ingenuity with followers. That’s when you post your item for exposure on Twitter or Instagram. You plenty of likes and follows due to hashtags. You follow those people back. And soon as you follow back, they unfollow you. It was all a scheme to get their followers up.

Guess what? They are dicks. Yes that is really how I feel. Okay sure they saw my content, but they are never coming back again to see the new things I post. It may be something they like. It has really become my pet peeve as I start this blogging life. Why do people do it? I really have no idea, but I keep in mind who has done that. I will not engage with their material at all. Now I understand following people who are apart of your niche I guess but…..

If you are a culprit, I hope you see this. If you are only engaging for follows and likes and then hitting unfollow……

Just a quick thought.

-daxolife

Eff Them Blogging Rules

 

Before I started blogging, I wanted to know everything there is a blogging and being a blogger. From Google, Facebook to other blogs, I was soaking up what it is that I thought I needed to know.

Find Your Niche, Or Not

The one common thing I saw was “find your niche” and only blog about that. They said nobody wants to read a blog that is all over the place full of random topics. The lie detector determine that was a lie. I do not mind random thoughts. That makes a person far more interesting.

I want to be interesting enough to read and not so boring with the same revolving topics every month. My mindset is to have a theme each month and switch it up. One month is fashion and the next month is beauty then incorporate those two for third in lifestyle. Mix it up somehow and make it lit.

I said all that to say I am not following the standard blogging rules. I am going to do what is for me and what is works for me. Fellow bloggers should do the same if that is their thing.

Post A Lot

It was also said that you need to post a lot, preferably 3 or 4 times a week. I can disagree here. I read blogs where they only post once a week and they still have my attention. Some people have full time blogs. I know how to bear with them and be patient.

To combat, that have awesome topics for that once a week to engage your readers. One of my favorite blogs post twice a week and when I tell you her topics are super popping. I always screaming at the screen … Bishhhhhhh what? My attention is grabbed, and I know I relate.

Must Have 1,000 words

I am not in college and I am not writing you a long-term paper. I will lose interest and I just do not want to read all of that. I am a get to point type of person. What is the meat of this post. What are you talking about?

A post can be good with minimal amount of words. Sometimes someone is stopping by to see what you are about, and you want to capture them immediately.

Now I am not saying that this works for everyone. But I scroll posts often all the time, 30 seconds and I am out. Also, says the woman who probably just wrote a 1,000-word posts. And no, I did not check.

-daxolife