Hi all, I'm interested in finding a better way to organize thoughts than just jotting things down in org-journal (which I'm not very competent at using) or bookmarking interesting website URLs in firefox and never seeing them again. I'd like to hear how you organize your blog or thoughts on a computer. Additionally, Do you have a separate file for every potential post? A schedule for completing blog posts? How many drafts do you have going at the same time? Thanks, Christopher Bero
For my part, I have a plaintext file called "notes", which contains a list of blog posts I want to write, and occasionally useful links or details for them that I don't want to forget about later. I don't usually keep unpublished drafts around, I generally will write an article in one sitting, review and edit the rough draft, then share it with some friends for feedback and publish it the next day after a quick review.
My blog posts are a continuation of my note-taking and revolves around org-mode. I have a general inbox.org file where I capture whatever I feel is interesting. Then I have several org files where I refile my notes to, like lore for general knowledge stuff, ideas for future projects and among them there is a blog file where I file blog-post drafts. I use a very nice org to hugo exporter that is called ox-hugo. While a heading is marked as TODO the post is treated as a draft but when it's mark as DONE, it's published. This setting, together with a CI setup makes posting really easy. Usually I will post about something that I researched and didn't find good enough info about or to present some OC. So I keep notes during the research and when it's finished, I'll format them in more publishable manner and then release it to the wild. Thanks, Dimos.