How Michael Hyatt blogs with Evernote

QUOTES: Michael Hyatt’s six steps in using Evernote to write a blog post:

  1. Set up a blogging template in Evernote. There are certain components that I want to create or collect for every blog post.
  2. Create a new note for every blog post idea.
  3. Assemble the various post components.
  4. Write your blog post in Evernote. I write the first draft of my post in in Evernote.
  5. Copy your post to your blogging software.
  6. Schedule the post and review your work. [1]

(This is a part of step 2, above.) Whenever I have a blog post idea, I go to my Template notebook, select my Blog Post Idea template (an Evernote), right click on it, and select Copy to Notebook. This puts a fresh copy of the template in my Blog notebook, complete with a “post ideas” tag. I then give the note title a unique name (the working title for the post) and then fill out as much of the note as I have the time and inclination to do. [2]

NOTES: At his blog post, Michael Hyatt goes through these steps in detail.

He uses the SCORRE™ method from the Dynamic Communicators Workshop (DCW) to organize the information in his post: Subject, Central Theme, Objective Statement, Rationale, and Evaluation. These form the building blocks of his full template and checklist, which can be seen at the post.

By “scheduling the post” – WordPress allows you to name the time of the publication of the post. This can be now, a future date,  or you can use a date in the past to arrange this post in a certain order of posts. WordPress publishes the more recent posts at the top, so the order of posts can be changed by changing their publication date. [3]

QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
What does this say?
What does this say that I need to obey?
Who needs to hear this?

[1] How to Use Evernote as a Blogger by Michael Hyatt, at

[2] Ibid.

[3] For more information, see Manipulating Post Order with Dates by David Kueker, at

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