Thoughts After Two Weeks with Notion and our Content Calendar The Sweet Setup BEST APPS COURSES BLOGThe reason we are switching is because we need project management software that can handle both product creation and content creation. Basecamp is fantastic for the former, but (as I outlined in my previous article) it’s terrible for the latter. After a few weeks of Notion use, here’s an unordered list of thoughts and impressions around how we are using Notion, what we like about it, and what makes us want to throw our iPads out the window Impressions of NotionPersonally, I hadn’t ever given much coque huawei p10 rockabilly time or attention to Notion until coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 nike adidas wallpaper 240 plus edge d34760 michigan wolverines 6 samsung galaxy s7 case cover just recently. 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I can say from my own experience that while Notion can feel a bit intimidating on the front end, it doesn’t take much time at all to quickly understand how it works. From there, you can pretty much build and do whatever you want. Here are two videos that both gave me a lot of ideas, inspiration, and clarity for how we could use Notion to set up and manage coque custodia cover fundas hoesjes j3 j5 j6 s20 s10 s9 s8 s7 s6 s5 plus edge d33427 marimekko heritage 1 samsung galaxy s10 plus case the content calendar here at TSS. thomas sabo collier homme It was Ali’s video especially that blew my mind and helped me realize just how bad we had it by trying to use Basecamp for managing our content calendar. cc 925 bagues en argent pour femmes zircon cubique coeur pierre propose temperament romantique mariage fiancailles bijoux de mariee cc1605 As you’ll see in the videos above, both Ali and Thomas have some custom page templates and custom database views set up. The advantage of using custom page templates for editorial is that, when you are starting up a new article, video, review, or whatever you don’t have to start from scratch. With Notion templates, you can include ready made blocks that anyone can fill in. Thus, making sure that you’ve got all the information needed to outline, create, and publish an article. Then, what’s truly awesome about Notion, is that it lets us have multiple ways to view and sort all of that information. We have one view that shows a Kanban Board layout of all articles and their current status. We have another list view that only shows us article ideas. Another view is a calendar that shows coque iphone 7 plus et 8 plus 703antenpascher3142 us when each article is scheduled to be published. bague or blanc et diamant mauboussin The above screenshots of our Notion give you a look into at our Content Calendar for September and coque uni huawei p20 lite into October. The top view shows the kanban board, with each article listed in a column based on that articles status. Below is the same list of articles, but shown in a calendar view based on when they’ll be published. Using Notion’s Templates, Kanban Board, and Calendar View to Simplify our Work Cycle Goals and Editorial FocusHere at Blanc Media, we work in 8 week cycles. bagues femmes or Each work cycle has one or two primary editorial goals for protection ecran iphone xr coque what we are trying to create and ship. For example, this current cycle has two editorial goals: (1) our coverage for iOS 14 and (2) the launch of our next course, Calm Inbox. collier fin argent femme 3collierfrance904 The combination of Notion’s kanban style board as well as a calendar view, means we can see the status of each article as well as when it’s due for editing and when it’s scheduled for publication. 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