As a busy Virtual Assistant I’m always on the lookout for things that will make me more efficient not only for my clients but myself too. One of the things I’ve also struggled with over the years is being a consistent blogger. Other things always seem to get in the way and I push blogging down and down and down on the to do list until…well until it doesn’t get done.
So when I came across Pro Blogger’s post about productivity hacks for bloggers I immediately devoured the information to see if any of the 15 hacks were something I could put into practice – either for clients or myself. A few of them I’m already using, a few of them I’ve heard of but haven’t looked into them and others I wasn’t familiar with at all.
The one that I’m most interested in is #7 IFTTT (If this then that). I recently heard about it in one of my VA Groups I’m a part of and I started looking into it but didn’t get much farther than that. It looks like it takes some initial time to set the IFTTT’s up but once they’re set up they can help automate some things.
From the article:
IFTTT lets you “put the internet at work for you”. Basically, it’s an app to automate your online life.
You can set trigger events that are based on cause and effect relationship (if this, then that). The events + triggered actions together form IFTTT “recipes”.
As a recipe example, once you add a new article to read in Feedly, you also have it saved in your Dropbox folder.
IFTTT supports many “channels” such as Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox, Evernote, Bit.ly etc. that you can use in your recipes.
If you’re interested in reading the other 14 hacks be sure to take a few minutes to read 15 Quick and Easy Productivity Super-Hacks for Busy Bloggers.