WordCamp Detroit 2012 Smart Blogging Tools for Smart Business                Download this presentation at                ...
A Technical Study in CollaborativeProject Management Tools for ContentManagement Systems                 10/06/2012   http...
10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   3
Smart Blogging Tools forSmart Business             10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   4
Although…None of these tools have ANYTHINGto do withYet have EVERYTHING to do with your                    10/06/2012   ht...
The Talk The Bloggers Challenge Demonstrate a few useful solutions Provide free resources to get stuff  done Hand out ...
Quick Poll How many of you run more that one  blog? How many of you write content for  other blogs? How many collaborat...
My Background IT Manager by profession Freelance writer    ◦ Publish 3-4 columns each month for      industry blogs in t...
My Background    Write for clients’ corporate blogs    In my “free time”, I maintain two of my own     blogswww.tactical...
If you run one blog or many             10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   10
The Bloggers Challenge                                    Blog Planning   Idea Generation  Content Creation               ...
Business Side of Blogging Client Prospecting                     Client Management Work product approvals                 ...
Team Collaboration Editors and Staff writers Graphic Artists Virtual Assistants Wordpress Developers                  ...
Managing without tools…   Where is   that Sticky   Note?         Where is that                 Scrap Paper?               ...
There has to be a better way! What if… Ideas were easily captured and  retrieved Content creation was easier Blog plan...
Meet the ToolsPurpose                           ToolIdea Capture and Retrieval                          EvernoteIdea Gener...
www.evernote.comIDEA CAPTURE &RETRIEVAL           10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   17
You have a spontaneous idea fora blog postWaiting in the line for lunch                        Navigating Traffic         ...
Usually…   Sticky Note, Loose Paper, Bookmark    Where is    that Sticky    Note?                   10/06/2012   http://w...
A Better way with EvernoteRemember everything with Evernote• Screen Clipping• Notes• Photo Snapshots• Audio Recording     ...
Evernote           10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   21
Evernote is everywhere            10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   22
Evernote Tagging   Easy Retrieval using Tags                   10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   23
Evernote Basic Workflow   Create a notebook for blog ideas    ◦ Read a relevant article – clip entire article      to Eve...
www.mindjet.comIDEA GENERATION &MUCH MORE       10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   25
You’ve got ideas…NowWhat?           10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   26
Mindjet is… Brainstorm, organize, and manage  projects from anywhere using a visual  framework Historically, Mindjet was...
How I use Mindjet             10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   28
Blog Planning            10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   29
Article Outlines              10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   30
Notes from Wordcamp 2011                                        I also                                        Evernote    ...
Collaboration - Assign Peopleand Dates to Tasks              10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   32
Mindjet Tasks                10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   33
Task Detail              10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   34
Mindjet Task Features Task  Management  meets Twitter Instant Email  integration with  specific tasks Instant task  not...
TrelloBLOG WORKFLOW         10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   36
Trello   http://www.trello.com                    10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   37
Trello Uses Blog Planning and Scheduling Blog Workflow Blog Promotion Back Office Management Client Management System...
Blog Posts and Lists                                       Every Blog Post is                                            a...
Every Blog Post is a Card                                             Assign Due                                          ...
Blog Workflow Process   6 key stages    1.   Ideas and Research    2.   Writing    3.   Submitted    4.   Published    5....
Blog Workflow            10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   42
Every blog article follows the same card                template   template                           Social Media and   ...
Client Management System   asdf           10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   44
Client Management System                                      Follow Up Dates                                      and Cli...
Task List Management Made EasyASANA                10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   46
Your Daily Task List Not necessarily stored in a project  schedule Sticky notes Notepad Random Scraps of Paper   No m...
Asana       Simple        2-Level Outline             10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   48
Lighting Fast Task Entry Prioritize Tasks  as Today,  Upcoming and  Later Add followers  to tasks Tag Tasks Activity F...
Email Reminders     asdf• Email integration and email reminders for tasks                          10/06/2012   http://ww...
Evernote – Mindjet – Trello - AsanaWHAT TOOL TO USE                   10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   51
My PreferencePurpose                           ToolIdea Capture and Retrieval                          EvernoteBrainstorm ...
Mobility Support   iPhone, iPad & Android    ◦   Evernote    ◦   Mindjet    ◦   Asana    ◦   Trello                   10/...
Costs        Tool                           Costs                                   Free Plan                             ...
Free Mind MappingAlternative   Xmind.net                                                I still prefer                   ...
Go ahead and get started   Never forget an idea with Evernote   Use Mindjet to brainstorm article ideas and    content ...
Questions            10/06/2012   http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012   57
For More InformationAndy Makarandy@amakar.comDownload the presentation athttp://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012               ...
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  1. 1. WordCamp Detroit 2012 Smart Blogging Tools for Smart Business Download this presentation at http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012Andy Makarandy@amakar.com @andymakar 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 1
  2. 2. A Technical Study in CollaborativeProject Management Tools for ContentManagement Systems 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 2
  3. 3. 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 3
  4. 4. Smart Blogging Tools forSmart Business 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 4
  5. 5. Although…None of these tools have ANYTHINGto do withYet have EVERYTHING to do with your 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 5
  6. 6. The Talk The Bloggers Challenge Demonstrate a few useful solutions Provide free resources to get stuff done Hand out some free SWAG 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 6
  7. 7. Quick Poll How many of you run more that one blog? How many of you write content for other blogs? How many collaborate with others to produce content? 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 7
  8. 8. My Background IT Manager by profession Freelance writer ◦ Publish 3-4 columns each month for industry blogs in the project management niche 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 8
  9. 9. My Background  Write for clients’ corporate blogs  In my “free time”, I maintain two of my own blogswww.tacticalprojectmanagement.com www.amakar.com 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 9
  10. 10. If you run one blog or many 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 10
  11. 11. The Bloggers Challenge Blog Planning Idea Generation Content Creation Blog Promotion 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 11
  12. 12. Business Side of Blogging Client Prospecting Client Management Work product approvals Invoicing and Billing 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 12
  13. 13. Team Collaboration Editors and Staff writers Graphic Artists Virtual Assistants Wordpress Developers 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 13
  14. 14. Managing without tools… Where is that Sticky Note? Where is that Scrap Paper? That Great Idea…isn’t SmartBusiness 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 14
  15. 15. There has to be a better way! What if… Ideas were easily captured and retrieved Content creation was easier Blog planning and promotion was easy to manage Easy Task management Simple Back office workflow 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 15
  16. 16. Meet the ToolsPurpose ToolIdea Capture and Retrieval EvernoteIdea GenerationBrainstorm ContentBlog PlanningTask Management & CollaborationBlog PlanningBlog WorkflowBlog PromotionBack Office ManagementTask Management & Collaboration 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 16
  17. 17. www.evernote.comIDEA CAPTURE &RETRIEVAL 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 17
  18. 18. You have a spontaneous idea fora blog postWaiting in the line for lunch Navigating Traffic Surfing the web sparks an idea 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 18
  19. 19. Usually… Sticky Note, Loose Paper, Bookmark Where is that Sticky Note? 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 19
  20. 20. A Better way with EvernoteRemember everything with Evernote• Screen Clipping• Notes• Photo Snapshots• Audio Recording 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 20
  21. 21. Evernote 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 21
  22. 22. Evernote is everywhere 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 22
  23. 23. Evernote Tagging Easy Retrieval using Tags 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 23
  24. 24. Evernote Basic Workflow Create a notebook for blog ideas ◦ Read a relevant article – clip entire article to Evernote ◦ Screenshot to Evernote ◦ Take a photo and send to Evernote ◦ Record an audio thought in Evernote ◦ Email a email message to my Evernote ◦ Tag Everything 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 24
  25. 25. www.mindjet.comIDEA GENERATION &MUCH MORE 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 25
  26. 26. You’ve got ideas…NowWhat? 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 26
  27. 27. Mindjet is… Brainstorm, organize, and manage projects from anywhere using a visual framework Historically, Mindjet was a mind mapping tool Grown into a collaboration tool 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 27
  28. 28. How I use Mindjet 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 28
  29. 29. Blog Planning 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 29
  30. 30. Article Outlines 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 30
  31. 31. Notes from Wordcamp 2011 I also Evernote the map 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 31
  32. 32. Collaboration - Assign Peopleand Dates to Tasks 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 32
  33. 33. Mindjet Tasks 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 33
  34. 34. Task Detail 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 34
  35. 35. Mindjet Task Features Task Management meets Twitter Instant Email integration with specific tasks Instant task notification 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 35
  36. 36. TrelloBLOG WORKFLOW 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 36
  37. 37. Trello http://www.trello.com 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 37
  38. 38. Trello Uses Blog Planning and Scheduling Blog Workflow Blog Promotion Back Office Management Client Management System 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 38
  39. 39. Blog Posts and Lists Every Blog Post is a Card Lists represent blog post progress 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 39
  40. 40. Every Blog Post is a Card Assign Due Dates per Blog Calendar 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 40
  41. 41. Blog Workflow Process 6 key stages 1. Ideas and Research 2. Writing 3. Submitted 4. Published 5. Invoice 6. Paid Stages are Lists in Trello 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 41
  42. 42. Blog Workflow 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 42
  43. 43. Every blog article follows the same card template template Social Media and Blog Promotion Checklist 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 43
  44. 44. Client Management System asdf 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 44
  45. 45. Client Management System Follow Up Dates and Client Notes 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 45
  46. 46. Task List Management Made EasyASANA 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 46
  47. 47. Your Daily Task List Not necessarily stored in a project schedule Sticky notes Notepad Random Scraps of Paper No more! Put it in Asana 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 47
  48. 48. Asana Simple 2-Level Outline 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 48
  49. 49. Lighting Fast Task Entry Prioritize Tasks as Today, Upcoming and Later Add followers to tasks Tag Tasks Activity Feeds 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 49
  50. 50. Email Reminders  asdf• Email integration and email reminders for tasks 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 50
  51. 51. Evernote – Mindjet – Trello - AsanaWHAT TOOL TO USE 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 51
  52. 52. My PreferencePurpose ToolIdea Capture and Retrieval EvernoteBrainstorm Article ContentBlog PlanningBlog WorkflowClient ManagementBlog Goal Setting and TaskPlanningTeam Collaboration 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 52
  53. 53. Mobility Support iPhone, iPad & Android ◦ Evernote ◦ Mindjet ◦ Asana ◦ Trello 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 53
  54. 54. Costs Tool Costs Free Plan Premium Plan $45/year Free Trial for all services $30 per month $15 per month for Mindjet Web Free Free Plan Premium Plan for 30 team members 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 54
  55. 55. Free Mind MappingAlternative Xmind.net I still prefer Mindjet due to features 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 55
  56. 56. Go ahead and get started Never forget an idea with Evernote Use Mindjet to brainstorm article ideas and content Use Trello for blog workflow Use Asana for blog goal planning and task list management Consultants and freelancers can easily engage their customers with these tools 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 56
  57. 57. Questions 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 57
  58. 58. For More InformationAndy Makarandy@amakar.comDownload the presentation athttp://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 10/06/2012 http://www.amakar.com/wordcamp2012 58

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