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Managing Blog Workflow with Wridea

Wridea Logo TopMax Limpag shares part of his blogging workflow and how he uses Wridea to help him take blog posts from an idea stage to a ‘publish’ stage.

His style is to work on a post over time and so finds Wridea useful to keep track of where he’s up to.

“Wridea is a free web service that helps you organize your ideas. It’s a great system to use as a container for notes of pending blog posts you are working on. I’ve been using it since early this week and I find that it really helps me organize my thoughts on blog posts I’m working on.”

I work in a similar way to Max but keep a lot of my half baked ‘ideas’ as drafts in WordPress or just in text files on my desk top but Wridea certainly does seem like a useful service.

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Comments

  1. I have been wishing for something like this forever.

  2. Brad says:

    I’m very excited to try Wridea out! I often see ads for computer programs that do the same thing (or at least the same concept) and they usually cost hundreds of dollars. So, as a budget-minded writer, I’m happy to see something like Wridea come along.

  3. Jan says:

    Still, with good ideas, I have something against storing them on somebody else’s server…

    Simply does not feel right.

  4. Halfdeck says:

    I hate to say it, but Google Notebook baby! Similar to Wridea but with the added ability to note what another blogger said without having to cut and paste. Hard to keep notes organized, and there are other little technical problems (cutting and pasting notes from Notebook to WordPress is a nightmare), but in the end I won’t leave home without it.

  5. I juggle all my drafts with wordpress. I am still new enough at this blog to keep my thoughts clear and future posts available. But at the rate my mind is churning, I may find Wridea to be helpful.

  6. jhay says:

    Sounds helpful enough. Maybe I’ll give it try, my desktop is starting to get cluttered with draft posts still in text file formats.

  7. I’ll give this a try.

  8. jdanylko says:

    I primarily use Google Notebook for jotting down ideas and draft copies.

    I think I’ll look at the benefits of wridea and compare the two.

  9. jdanylko says:

    I primarily use Google Notebook for jotting down ideas and draft copies.

    I think I’ll look at the benefits of wridea and compare the two.

    Good post, Darren. Thanks.

  10. Rete says:

    Great idea! Thanks. This sounds like an excellent way to keep your thoughts in order, especially if you’re doing a series of articles or a themed month. I’ll definitely have to try this.

  11. Leon says:

    Seems like a useful tool, but for me, nothing beats good ol’ pen and paper.

  12. Whitney says:

    I still prefer my Moleskin journals over anything, but there are a couple of very inexpensive shareware tools that I’ve come to rely on to manage ideas, notes, and drafts.

    Action Outline by Green Parrots Software (www.actionoutline.com)
    TexNotes by GemX (www.gemx.com)

    They don’t consume a lot of space on your hard drive (or demand a lot of RAM), and can be used without reading the online help (though both programs provide documentation).

    Searching under “diary software” or “journal software” will shake loose a long list of choices ranging from bare-bones-functionality freeware diary programs to inexpensive and more feature-rich shareware journal programs.

    For a slightly more expensive option (but with many more features), check out Microsoft OneNote 2003.

  13. Whitney says:

    Another Web-based service, recently recommended to me as a place for storing all manner of “stuff” that you need to be able to access from anywhere (or maybe just want to back up somewhere off your computer), is Backpack at http://backpackit.com.

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