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Trello is an awesome online project management and organisation tool. Many people apart from me obviously find it amazing because they just passed 25 million signups! It's different from traditional note-taking apps like Evernote due to its board and card structure.
Let me show you what I mean, and how you can use this great tool to effectively organise your blogging.
Trello is free to sign up to and use with unlimited boards, but Trello Gold gives you even more features and flexibility to organise EVERYTHING. Your choice! 😉
After you sign up, you get taken to the homepage with all your board and you can create boards immediately. The Welcome Board contains a quick tutorial for how to use Trello.
Creating a board
Click on the button "Create A Board" and name your board. I named mine "Blog Posts" as you can see, but you can create boards per topic, per workflow, etc.
Populating your board
The default columns are "To do", "Doing", and "Done". You can add cards (individual tasks) to each column and move them around to whatever status they're in.
Here, you can see that I'm in the process of writing one of my blog posts, and when I'm done with that, I'll move it over to the "Done" column. If you don't like these statuses, you can create more steps and rename them.
You can also hide the menu if the sidebar is annoying you.
Different types of cards
Create a card under "Add a card" in any of the columns. This pop-up springs up when you click on a card. Let's go over all the different options for cards:
- Members: you can add members you've invited to this project (board) to a card.
- Labels: you can colour-code your tasks so you know what category they belong to.
- Checklist: add a titled checklist of items to complete for this particular card. It automatically completes the percentage done when you tick off an item:
This way, you can track your progress on any task!
- Due date: add a due date to remind yourself when you need to complete this task by.
- Attachment: you can add an image to the task.
After you've customised your card with all these options, you can click out of the details and it'll show you this perfect little summary view with the important details:
Now you know how to add and customise Trello cards!
And you can add as many as you want. Tick off items within the cards when you complete them, move the cards over to different statuses as you go through them, and watch your "Done" list grow as if by magic!
That's all there is to it! Convinced yet? If so, sign up here:)