[ENG] Postach.io hacks. How to prepare post draft with Evernote

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Table of contents

  1. Idea
  2. Plan posts
  3. Prepare posts
  4. Publish post


There's no post without an idea. When idea comes to me I immediately write it in Evernote. This is very convenient, because Evernote client is always at hand. On the phone I have installed widget with quick access to the most useful Evernote features. When I'm at the computer I just need to press CTRL + ALT + N and new note opens immediately. In both cases, notes with ideas fall into the notebook Inbox.

[Plan posts]( "Plan posts")

I use Zendone as my GTD system. All notes from notebook Inbox fall into this GTD service and I can plan date for my posts. As a result, all of the ideas fall into the "Site idea" project where I can clearly see when post is planned.

When it comes publishing date, Zendone gives me a signal and I publish the relevant post.

[Prepare posts]( "Prepare posts")

Obviously, before you post something that you need to write something. There are three types of drafts that I use:

Types of drafts:
  1. Draft - the post is still in the writing stage.
  2. Yellow - a post that is ready for publication, but it has links to other still unpublished posts. It is called Yellow because I mark such references with yellow color.
  3. Ready - post is ready for publication.

These labels I prescribe in the title of notes, so it's always in-front of my eyes and I can't accidentally post an unprepared draft. I keep these notes in a separate notebook.

[Publish post]( "Publish post")

When the publication date comes, I look at the title and if it says "Ready", I immediately add Published tag, move the note in a blog's notebook and post goes straight to the website. If the title has some notes, I am submitting changes first, and then publish. The most important thing before publishing the post - change the creation date of a note in Evernote. Because it is this date post will be published in Postach.io.