I know I’m not the only person who loves a list. Some people like to write their activities and their groceries down, Mrs Hinch herself has made millions from a book that is essentially full of creative ways to list your household chores, I too, have notebooks stashed in my work locker full of lengthy lists, never to be used again but I have recently reignited a love affair I had all but forgotten about and it’s imperative I share this slice of organised heaven.
Trello is a free platform that allows you to collaborate with a team or create your own project space by building well-organised lists.
The above picture is a screenshot from my personal Trello board, I’ve also got a work board that I find I tend to use more often and more intricately but due to the nature of my job and the GDPR implications, I thought it safer to use my personal board as an example.
Not only does Trello allow you collate multiple lists under whatever subjects you require but if you click into each list item you have the option to colour code with labels, write a description, add a checklist, update the activity, provide a ‘due date’, add attachments and share with a work group (see below).
I freely admit I don’t use Trello to it’s full capacity. I rely heavily on the application for work, with priority to do lists, long term to do lists and more detailed lists specific to my job but I’m keen to start utilising the app to it’s full capabilities when it comes to staying organised with my blog. There’s also an app to download on your phone which makes it easier to jot notes and ideas down when you’re on the go.
I love the fact that you’re able to go into greater detail and ensure you’re even more organised with these boards. You could, potentially, draft your blog posts in Trello, attach images you want to use and start organising your blogging calendar with the due date function.
I find Trello a great way to ‘brain dump’ my thoughts and things I need to do which tends to increase my capacity for creativity!