How To Use Trello For Blogging

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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.

How to use Trello for blogging - A short tutorial

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

trello create 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

populating a board trello

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

trello 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:

trello card checklist

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:

trello card

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:)

 

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Helene is a lifestyle blogger whose goal is to inspire others to live their life to the fullest. She loves dancing, and she would love to see as much of the world as possible!

20 Comments

  1. lexieanimetravel
    October 11, 2017

    Nice! I never use Trello, reading about its features, its very useful and create shortcuts for a workload. I would love to try this one. thanks for that guide! do I need a subscription to use this?

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Hi! The basic version of Trello is free, you just sign up and you’re good to go!

      Reply
  2. Travelquartz
    October 11, 2017

    Trello is interesting. This weekend I’m trying this. Great info.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      Thanks, glad the info is useful:)

      Reply
  3. Michael
    October 11, 2017

    This is the first time I have heard of Trello. I might have a look and trial it out.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      I’m surprised it’s not better-known among bloggers. I think it’s a very efficient tool:)

      Reply
  4. Aditi
    October 11, 2017

    Hey I have used trello quite a lot. I find it so functional and easy to use. It really helps in tracking progress. I’m glad you reminded me of its benefits. Cheers!!

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 11, 2017

      awesome! Glad to know other bloggers are using Trello too:D I love it!

      Reply
  5. Tyra
    October 12, 2017

    I’ve used tremolo before during college, but it was much easier for me at the time to stick to a paper planner. I didn’t know images can be added. The reason I stuck with a paper planner for my blog is because I can add stickers and things like that, however, these images on Trello sound enticing for me to use. I think I’ll try it out again.mseriously need it for the rest of this month haha. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 12, 2017

      You’re welcome! I get that sometimes paper is more flexible and it also feels more personal??

      Reply
  6. Heraa
    October 12, 2017

    I haven’t heard about Trello before. Looks like a great app to organise workload. I’ll definitely give it a try.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 12, 2017

      Sure thing!

      Reply
  7. Katie
    October 12, 2017

    I had never heard of Trello before but it looks really interesting! Will have to check it out!

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 12, 2017

      It’s a great tool! Hope it’s useful:)

      Reply
  8. Alex
    October 12, 2017

    I’ve not used Trello before but it looks interesting! Will have to take a look 🙂

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 12, 2017

      Go for it! Hope it’s useful??

      Reply
  9. Rahat Arora
    October 14, 2017

    Thanks for sharing information on Trello never used it and also it seems easier then WordPress.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 14, 2017

      It is! It’s not a blogging platform though, just a project management tool:)

      Reply
  10. Digital Travel Guru
    October 16, 2017

    I tried Trello in the pst and did not like it much, I will go back to it and give it a go and see. I was new to blogging then so maybe it was all to much for me at the time. Thanks for this great guide.

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    1. Helene Choo
      October 16, 2017

      Could be! I think once you get the hang of it it’s really useful??

      Reply

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