Brief follow-up to the commonplace-book discussion

January 29, 2014 @ 5:48 pm | Filed under:

It occurred to me that I could use the voice-record feature on my phone to dictate a quote directly into Evernote. Then, later, when I’m back at my laptop, I can clean up the typos (voice recording always generates some gems) and paste the quote into my Tumblr, which, as I mentioned the other day, I’ve decided to try out as my commonplace book.

I’m still using my tumblr to collect other articles as well, but I’m using a tag to collect all the book quotes I want to hold on to. So far, I’m enjoying the process: the format encourages me to add my own thoughts below a quote, if I wish, but there’s no pressure.

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  1. Meredith says:

    Brilliant!! Isn’t technology fascinating! I learn something new about it almost everyday 🙂 Looking forward to the tumbr book 😉

  2. Amanda says:

    You could use an ifttt recipe to save yourself the copy and pasting step- just search for an evernote to tumblr recipe.

  3. jen says:

    You’ve inspired me to stop using the beautiful moleskin notebooks that I -can never find when I need them- and start a new blog. I’m just getting started and I wanted to thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    An ifttt recipe—GREAT idea!