For those of you really know me should not that I’m a serious advocate of Evernote. It’s my one-stop shop for doing just about everything. Now I’m not going to sit here and outline of list of the many different uses for Evernote (I’d be here all day and I ain’t got time for that).
One of the uses I take advantage of DAILY in Evernote is draft blog posts other articles. I include formatting, images, links, and all the other intricacies related to your typical blog post, then break down the formatting then copy/paste to WordPress and do all the typical tweaks (excerpts, SEO, image formatting, tags & categories) you have to do to a blog post before you hit publish.
That’s ‘Kool and The Gang’ for my brand/business blog. I’ve always wanted a personal space where I blog about what’s going with me as a person outside of the brand, but I REALLY don’t have time to be setting up a new blog or adding another microblogging/social media site to my list of things to view/manage/update.
So when I found out about a new service called Postach.io I can take my Evernote entries and automagically publish them as a living breathing blog, I was in. Without getting too much into the details, Postach.io is really no different than other major/micro blogging platforms – You sign up, create a profile, add a theme, connect your social media accounts and share away.
What makes Postach.io dope for me is that it takes literally 3 minutes to do all that (no domain hosting, or customizing themes) AND creating blog posts/pages is no harder than creating an Evernote entry. All I do is tag my entries as “published” sync my account, and the entries are converted into blog posts. Peep my first blog post done entirely in Evernote.
Since I’m in Evernote all day anyway, that roadblock from finally creating my own space has been removed. So I can blog from any device that I can access Evernote, which is all of them, including email. If I want to share something, I don’t have to think too hard about it in Evernote as I normally would trying to create a typical blog post entry with WordPress for example.
Sure, there are not as many bells and whistles as a WordPress, Blogger, Medium, Squarespace platform, but for my own little space where I share things about my family, hobbies, or rants that may not be kosher on my professional site, I just need to get the word out, sans all the joy (and pain) of a traditional platform…AND I just learned that I can create IFTTT recipes to send Twitter, Facebook, Instagram posts…and everything else under the sun to Postach.io?!
*It’s a wrap*
Postach.io is currently free and in beta. Now I can’t promise it will always be free once it picks up steam, but I can promise creating content to share with the world might actually be enjoyable if all you have to do is create an Evernote entry.
Shout-out to my homegirl and fellow Evernote junkie Chatterbox Christie for hipping me to Postach.ioRead More...