My Updated Blogger Workflow as of 2020-03

A synthesized view of my blogging workflow as of 2020-03.
A synthesized view of my blogging workflow as of 2020-03.

Initially published a month ago, my blogger workflow received a lot of traction and since then, I made a few but important changes. Today, I want to address the way I consume content and which tool I use to support my research.

My blogger workflow and tools as of 2020-03
My blogger workflow and tools as of 2020-03

A significant change was made to how I manage and consume RSS feeds. I recently switched from Reeder to News Explorer (read my review of News Explorer) because of the more powerful features available, as I wrote in my review. Because of this change, first, I no longer need to depend on Feedly for my synchronization service. Second, I can more easily keep track of VIP tweeps or YouTube channels.

A fundamental change is the integration of Notion.so to help me as a blogger. I no longer rely on Apple’s Reminders for the bookmarking of internet stuff that I want to blog about. And, Notion is so much more powerful than Raindrop.io. Expect a review of Notion in the near future.

Flipboard and Tumblr were also added as new publishing conduits for those who prefer these platforms. As of this writing, I’m still waiting for Apple to approve my submission. Rumours are circulating to the effect that Apple is no longer accepting user-created content for News. If true, I think it is a missed opportunity for Apple.

Two apps that I use a lot made their apparition on the workflow: Linky and Birdbrain. The former is used to generate visual quotes like the following one. The latter helps me manage my Twitter followers or tweeps that I follow.

An example of a quote created with Linky

Other improvements to come

What I would like to see is better support for Apple’s Shortcuts in Notion.so app and Micro.blog. Another thing that I would like to see is the support of Micro.blog in Linky which currently only supports Twitter. I asked the developer about it and he said we were being asked often about this. My fingers are crossed.

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