Blogging directly from OneNote
Alternative title: One easy trick bloggers don’t want you to know!
Writing blogs does not have to be an arduous process. The number one nuisance for me is saving and uploading images. With OneNote (desktop), that problem is eliminated, as images are uploaded to your blog automatically when you post directly.
It only takes a few clicks to set up (assuming you have already set up a blog or website). Write up your article, insert your photos, and click send to blog!
You will be presented with a screen asking what provider you are using. Blogger, wordpress, and sharepoint are the top three supported platforms.
After that, simply type in your website in place of the carots and enter your credentials. (Don’t worry if you get an error, just check your spelling and try again… it took me 4 tries to realize I typed my own website address wrong.)
Once you are connected, you will be presented with a Word document containing your post, allowing one final look before you release it to “the cloud”. Find the publish button at the top left.
I like to upload my articles as a draft first, as there can be a few spacing and formatting issues that are not obvious from within OneNote / Word.
From there, simply log in to your blog, review for formatting and do a final check of links and spelling, and publish!