This article starts a series on usage of organizer software as blogging back-end; as case study, Golden Rules Organizer freeware is used.
- Blog authoring until final draft status. Golden Rules Organizer provides HTML editor matching blog drafting needs and lacking frustrating qualities of web HTML editors (slow editing, deficient support of HTML constructs, copy & paste and undo issues).
Upon draft completion, blog draft is copied & pasted into web blog application, ready to final proofing.
Here editor screen-shot with a draft of this article:
- Blog drafts archive. Organizer's logging facility allows easy maintenance of blog draft archive, as illustrated by this screenshot:
- Blog mind map. Organizer allows to manage mind map (hierarchical tree) of the blog topics and links.
Mind map can be exported as HTML report and uploaded to blog site, allowing visitors to easily scan blog contents and directly access articles and referenced links (see Mind Listings Report sample).
- Blog management, featuring many topics like the ones below. Management topics will be covered in next articles - stay tuned.
- Blog-related campaigns, recurring tasks, and to-do-list management
- Bloggers contact management
- Blogging activity logging, inclusive time tracking.
Advantages of Using Organizer as Back-End
- Faster blog editing and better editing experience
- Additional services to blog readers
- Blog directory (mind map) with direct access to all articles and links (see Mind Listings Report as example)
- Download-able blog directory and topical sub-directories for users of same organizer
- Blogging-platform independent archive
- Last, but not least - facilitation of blog management.
Next article in the series: Organizer as Blogging Back-End - Part 2: Build-Up Values.
Disclosure: I'm the author of the Golden Rules Organizer.