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This page includes articles on a variety of topics: blogging and writing, organizing and notebooks, and using creativity tools, like mind-mapping. The list goes back several years, so feel free to browse back in time.

 

Painfully Waiting for Spring

Ennui in the Snow & an Anniversary There is an unusually painful and impatient expectation of Spring this year in the hills of northern New Jersey. Last week a nor’easter dropped about eighteen inches of [...]

Writing Hacks for Beginners (and Others)

A collection of writing hacks and tips for beginning (and most other) writers.

A Rambling Remembrance of Typewriters

A Blogger Goes into Full Nostalgia Mode Typewriters have a special niche in the history of technology. Many of us of certain age have a fond memory of using typewriters of various types before the [...]

OneNote and Evernote, Which is Better for You?

What Type of Digital Notebook User Are You? (Part 4 of a Series) In the final part of our series comparing OneNote and Evernote, we look at which program is best for you based on [...]

Comparing OneNote and Evernote Web Clippers

This post is third in a series (started last month) comparing OneNote and Evernote, the two most useful digital notebooks. Both programs support web clippers: pieces of software you can install in your web browser, [...]

OneNote and Evernote Compared, Part 2

In our previous post, we discussed how OneNote and Evernote share many of the same purposes. Today we’ll look at the main differences between the programs, their user interfaces, and the strengths of each program. [...]

OneNote and Evernote: Which is Best for You?

Part 1 – Basic Overview and Similarities Whether you run a business, are planning a trip, hosting a party, or writing an article, you need to collect and keep track of a lot of information. [...]

23 Ways Writers Can Deal with Chaos

Creativity Tools for the (Dis)organized Writer Ideas are messy things. For most people, they tend to pile up in corners and under the bed like dust bunnies. For writers, though, they feel more like stampeding [...]

7 Steps to Mastering List Articles

Improve Your Blog and Build Readership with Lists Part 6 of Blogging 101 Is there a writer anywhere who never made a list? A shopping list? A task list? A list of points to make [...]

How to Blog with Curation

Sharing the Web With Others, Link by Link Part 5 of Blogging 101 A couple of weeks ago I was confronted by the fact that I was completely wrong about content curation on the web! [...]

The Mysteries of Microblogging

Everything You Wanted to Know About Microblogs, But Didn’t Know to Ask Putting Microblogging Under the Microscope Explaining microblogging is difficult because so many people do it in different ways. A microblog post can be [...]

The Five Alternate Blog Types Every Blogger Should Know

More Bloggers, More Ways to Blog Blogging 101, Part 3 In our last post on Blogging 101, we discussed three media alternatives to the traditional written blog: video, audio (or podcasting), and image blogging. But [...]