Weekend Resource – Using a ThoughtPad to Store Blog Topics

I use Notepad a lot. I am a lazy guy when it comes to taking down ideas using a paper and pen. Most of my inspirations come in when I am at my Office. I have a wide window right in front of my desk that gives me access to the outside world, and therefore, ideas.

Recently, I had to reformat my Hard Drive due to slow performance of my machine. No amount of tuning and junk deletion helped. So, with a heavy heart, I set to format the HDD and re-install the OS. It took about an hour to finish the task and another hour to organize the contents, install the necessary components, restore backed up files, etc.

In the midst of all this, there was one element I couldn’t find after repeated search. My IDEA Notepad. It was gone. Poof! I had deleted it during the HD formatting. I had not backed it up. My brain was on fire. There were ideas in it to cover blogging for the next 2 months at least. It was all gone.

There was of course no point crying over spilt milk. After a day of consoling myself over the loss, I decided to take action. I Googled for an organizer software and came across some. Then a thought struck in me. I changed my Search parameters to WordPress Plugin. Guess what, I found my favorite Notepad in the form of a Plugin.

Its called Khan’s Instant Notepad. It is a neat Plugin that, once installed sits in the main menu of your WordPress admin panel under the name “Notepad”. When you click on it, a new page pops up with Notepad features. Take a look:

The tool even has the Author option for Multiple Authored WordPress Blogs. Every author who jots down ideas can save it under his/her name and retrieve it later. All in all, it definitely is a great tool for lazy bugs like me.

Give it a try. Download Khan’s Instant Notepad Plugin and let me know how it worked for you.

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  1. That’s pretty slick. I’ll give it a whirl.

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