natekontnyOK – 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’.