<a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/natekontny.jpeg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-2662" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/natekontny-150x150.jpeg" alt="natekontny" width="150" height="150" /></a>OK - so with a switch here - and a switch there, I think I have managed to introduce a new part of my workflow - "just like that" - as Tommy Cooper used to say.

Here’s the deal – I have discovered this amazing online resource called ‘Draftin’.

Why am I excited ? Well – for a long time now I have been VERY disappointed with myself with regard to my use of Facebook. I drop a lot of stuff in there – mainly because it is soooooo easy. Then even just a week later – try finding anything – close to impossible. Facebook is ‘for the moment’. Sure – fun – but totally impractical.

I have the wordpress app on my pad and phone, i use Mars Edit, I have Blogsy – all great for ‘proper’ posts – but for quick ‘comments into the stream’ – over kill. No longer. Sign up to Draftin – post my comment – submit – and it drops right into my blog stream, complete with tags and categories.

Just some of ‘the bennies’

  • It uses HTML and Markdown
  • You can collaborate with it
  • You can publish to blogs – hidden and public
  • It hooks into dropbox, box, evernote …

In fact – what I have done is set up a new tag in the blog called ‘Journal’ – so that everything coming through this channel will be flagged – and though it is part of the timeline, it wont appear on the main blog – where more (ideally) thought provoking pieces will appear.

Anyway – now you know why I am excited – and now signing off as I move on with my ‘Great Experiment’.

            <a href="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/the-future-of-work.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-1843" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/the-future-of-work-150x150.jpg" alt="the-future-of-work" width="150" height="150" /></a>OK ...

Remember this post

Or this one

Or even this one ?

… that last one is from the Guardian that posted to one day here.

… seems like I am not the only one thinking this way, This is a brilliant piece from last Summer’s TedX Boston – and I can’t wait to hear what he had to say at this years ‘Main Event’, that I hope will be posted to Ted soon.

Oh wait – here it is !

First – my thanks to friend and colleague Anneke Seley for putting me onto this handy-dandy app.

You come away from that convention, pockets full of cards. You photograph them all and submit. After some OCR processing – you are asked to approve (dont need to wait – just come back to the app the next day) … and wow – all ready to be saved to your local contacts / address book – and a single click to connect with them on LinkedIN. How good is that ?

CardMunch is free and comes from LinkedIN – where else – and probably should have been done by Plaxo years ago. Plaxo ? Really ? Are they still around ?

They are – no need to check – it is essentially the same app it was when it launched – just that it’s owned by Comcast these days.

            <blockquote>The key is to focus not on direct benefits such as profits or sales volume, but on the indirect benefits — better market knowledge and increased customer engagement.</blockquote>

True – but it still needs to be measured – and then tied back to fiscal returns – no ?

via In Sales, Social Media’s Indirect Benefits Matter Most – Raj Agnihotri – Harvard Business Review.