Here is how I became addicted. Similar to many, my habit began slowly.
Everyone kept telling me how wonderful Evernote is. For me, it seemed like Scrivener and Evernote did the same thing; I went with Scrivener. I downloaded Scrivener for the 30 day trial. I used it about 5 times. I haven’t opened it since.
I decided to try Evernote. I downloaded it and opened it. Felt it was similar to Scrivener without the writing link. I set up a couple of note books, didn’t think it did any more than I already had going for me. I used it about 5 times. Closed it up.
In the meantime: I went “on the clock” and started work on some of the portfolio items.
Everyone continued to tell me how wonderful Evernote was and that it deserved a second chance. Yeah, right. I procrastinated but in an idle moment I loaded some additional documents into my notebooks. I tagged them but it just seemed like so much fussiness. I did, however, see some advantages. I liked the tagging but the notebooks seemed to get in the way. I attended a seminar where Lisa Louise Cooke was the speaker (Autumn Seminar in Sumner) She raved about Evernote for just about everything. I talked to my friend and fellow attendee, Dawn, who is also a rabid Evernote fan and she suggested that I abandon the notebooks and just use tags. She has over 6000 notes and just a few notebooks.
Revelation! Freedom! Freedom from notebooks!
In the meantime: I started the KDP and noticed I was having trouble keeping track of all the new information I was gathering.
Everyone continued to tell me how wonderful Evernote is and so I give it a third chance. (My old boyfriends didn’t get this many opportunities!)
I am now using Evernote for the collection of all the odd bits of information related to the KDP. It is terrific. I record all the items I need to collect when I go to SLC in January. I store emails I send to historical societies asking for information. I have a professional genealogist helping me in Germany and her findings are posted there. It is a godsend for the writing of any project where there are disparate bits of information. And a KDP certainly qualifies!
In the meantime: I have listened to Judy Russell’s BCG webinar on writing the KDP and am inspired to work on it but have not made much progress. But I know, deep in my heart, that I have not lost any little bit of information because Evernote is keeping it safe for me.
Thanks Dawn for encouraging me to keep trying. I get it! I get it now.
What I have done since the last posting: attended the Sumner WA Autumn conference with Lisa Louise Cooke as primary speaker (Way to go, Lisa)! Finished up a client report (They are a lot of fun.); attended an APG-Puget Sound meeting (lots of terrific speakers are coming to Washington in 2015–it will be a banner year.) I worked on my KDP and made some decisions based on Judy’s seminar. Thanks, Judy. (it is not yet posted on the BCG website.)
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