Organize projects with Trello. #organize

Twitter and I were love at first tweet. WordPress and I were slow to warm to each other, but warm we did. Now I want us all to be friends.

Today I’m exploring Trello as way to organize and implement plans to improve my social media interactions. Mainly, I want to share a variety of ever-improving content that reaches friends at their favorite social media platforms. Currently I want to expertly juggle WordPress, Twitter, and MyFitnessPal. Then I want to add a few more balls to toss like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. I’m feeling it.

So far, I’m pleased with Trello. I find it intuitive, clean, and bright. It provides some of my favorite features like color-coding, “cards” that slide from list to list, easy access edit options, and an integrated calendar.

I already have visions of using it to organize a family reunion, summer vacation, and home improvement projects.

Our family is off to watch Million Dollar Arm at our favorite community park. Picture a bunch of Little Leaguers and their families on blankets, eating hot dogs under a starry Arizona sky.ย Takes the sting out of the University of Arizona’s loss to Wisconsin in the elite eight. Next year.

Do you use Trello? Do you use other online or app organizers? What projects are you managing? Are you watching March Madness or spring baseball?

I hope your weekend is wonder-full ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc

25 thoughts on “Organize projects with Trello. #organize

  1. I am trying to get into Trello as well. It has been a hard year since Springpad went under – I tell you, there was no better organizing app on the planet and its loss hit lots of us hard. Some of us still whine in the forum! LOL I haven’t found Trello to be as intuitive as you have though, and parts of it still seem a little “huh?” to me.

    I love InoReader – an RSS feed reader, for it’s EASY sharing features. I put all the blogs and things I want to follow into InoReader, and they have some sharing buttons that will forward those things I like to FB, Twitter, email, Evernote, OneNote, ScoopIt, Diigo .. so many! For content curation – it’s a great resource.

    Hootsuite and Yoono are great for organizing your social media outlets into a central location.

    You might also really like Cozi for keeping your family organized and on track. Imagine a big calender on your fridge with everyone’s appts, all your meals (and meal planning!), and even family journal entries like, “we won the game!” posted in one place. It’s pretty sweet. You can even color code your family members and import things like Google Calender. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Google Keep also has some nice features, in terms of jotting down a quick note and being able to share it with others, like a grocery list or checklist with reminders.

    Wunderlist is also a nice quick and dirty list maker – not many bells and whistles but fast.

    If I put links in to all these, I’ll end up in your spam folder! For all of them, you can copy and paste the name, and then just add the .com at the end and it will take you right to it.

    Whew! Sorry – didn’t mean to go off on a tangent there! I guess I get a little carried away when it’s apps+organizing all in the same place. I am a dork!

    *hugs*!

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    • You know I was hoping you would chime in, Ness! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and experience here.

      I missed the Springpad ride. I guess dragging my feet sometimes pays off ๐Ÿ˜€

      I will definitely check out https://www.inoreader.com/ for sure! It’ all about organizing my sharing at this point.

      I used to be on Scoopit but they changed their interface (awhile back) and I found myself frustrated with it. I used to curate content there and forward it to Twitter (which was nice) but I think I want to go back to what I originally did which was simply use Google Alerts to find current content and I’ll tweet it out directly. That way, my Twitter feed won’t just be a rehashing of my blog – and I won’t have the extra step of Scoopit. The community there was generous but it was definitely more about content than building relationships.

      I really don’t like Hootsuite! And (I posted elsewhere in these comments) I don’t get why folks love it. I’m sure it’s because I’m easily overwhelmed by details…all that tiny print and SHEESH it isn’t intuitive to me ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll check out Yoono http://www.yoono.com/index.html and can already see that it is more aesthetically pleasing to me!

      I tried Cozy some time back and I’m not sure why I chose not to invest in it. I think Evernote won out. Wunderlist, I think is what my daughter uses.

      How do I not know about https://keep.google.com/ ?

      As you know, I do love my Evernote and it is a key component to my time management BUT it is rather linear and I think that Trello can be complimentary for projects that I would prefer more visual options (such as color coding and sliding from one list to another.)

      Thank you thank you thank you, Ness! You are the apps+organizing Queen, which is nothing like a dork ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • I think you will like InoReader, Angie. You can subscribe to all the blogs you enjoy reading in a central place, and then just click to share from within the posts as you scroll through them. It doesn’t have a direct link to WP, but it does to Hootsuite which DOES have a direct link to WP. I know you don’t care for HS, but it might be worth another look, at least in this context, if it’s a tool that will help you accomplish your goal. Also, the “press this” bookmarklet that WP offers that you can put into your browser is a big help too, when you want to re-blog a non-WP post – but you knew that one already. ๐Ÿ™‚

        I find Hootsuite to be a bit overwhelming myself, but I love its ability to re-broadcast things from within other applications and the browser. So, I don’t often use their stand-alone software, but their little applet is awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I’ve just been reading through some of the other comments on the post and have now heard about Buffer too! So much to learn. I haven’t been very digitally active lately (apart from Instagram), so haven’t investigated Trello yet. But it sounds like it could be what I need. I will let you know how I go Angie! Thank you.

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      • Glad to hear, Alex! I’m really enjoying Trello and wish there were more hours in the day to get to all of the great options I’m anticipating using. So much tech; so little time ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. I’ve never heard of Trello. I’ll have to check it out. I just recently started using Buffer and I have no idea what I’m doing. That’s pretty much how I feel in all social media ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still figuring out how to hash tag! It’s going to be a long road for me! ha ha

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      • I’m with you! About 2 years ago I read, to paraphrase, that once your realize you need social media, it’s too late. I knew my youngest would be older soon and that I would be stretching beyond the young child rearing years. So I jumped into Twitter and then WordPress. No one is looking at me that closely which is a relief, yet, my youngest will be 10 in May and things are moving forward nicely ๐Ÿ˜€ Who knows what life and social media will bring next!

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      • ha good quote about social media. I agree that is key.. to just get started and learn as you go. Digital marketing is definitely the future of business so we better get on board now (or get kicked off the train later!) What’s your twitter handle…i’d love to follow! (I used the word “handle”…i feel so hip ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • so, by the way, I just signed up for trello. It is really cool!! I have always used paper to organize projects and this is a great way to have them all there at once with task lists! I was thinking trello was like buffer (to schedule social media) but this is really what i needed to organize my task lists for different projects. Thank you for sharing!!!

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      • Yes! Trello is a platform for all sorts of organization and management. I’m just starting off with using it to manage my social media integration. And looky what I just found: https://zapier.com/zapbook/buffer/trello/ Trello to Buffer to automated posting?! Let’s check it out ๐Ÿ˜€ I definitely need more automation because I really, really, really don’t like Hootsuite (and can’t understand why so many do!)

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    • Forgot to add -> Jill, your blog is gorgeous and you shine so brightly and genuinely there. I think that’s the hardest part of social media! To have a home base, an anchor, that has original content and personality. Hashtags? Easy peasy compared to what you already do โค

      Let's stay in touch about integrating different social media. It really is a long road so at least we can have some fun along the way ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • I love Twitter because it is very present focused, fast-paced, and forgiving. You are right, it is a great place to share content. And like all social media, it’s at it’s best when people are engaging with each other. That’s why I’m on hold there for now. Building social connections on WordPress is my current priority. As for Facebook, I’ve never been a fan. I found it to be very focused on the past which isn’t for me. But I will look at it again soon because it is so popular.

      Good luck with Twitter, Lakshmi. If you have any questions, I’m glad to help!

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