Using Evernote as a Blog Image Archive

Using Evernote as a Blog Image Archive

Evernote as a Blog Image Archive

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In today’s digital age, it’s really convenient to find creative materials for your blog. While there are lots of paid resources, there are many places where you can find images that  you can use for free as long as you provide proper attribution. You also need to protect yourself should your content be called into question. For this reason, I use Evernote as my blog image archive.

As I’ve stated many times before, I am a big fan of Evernote. So it seems only natural that I would use Evernote as my digital image archive. Read on for how I have set up my blog image archive in Evernote.

Blog Image Archive

Jarrod's Blog Image Archive Note

Jarrod’s Blog Image Archive Note

When I create a blog post and download an image, I add it to a note called “Stock Images Used in Blog Posts.” I already have a template created that I merely copy and paste when I add a new entry to the note. If you prefer, you could also create a text expansion shortcut to do the work as well.

In my example you’ll see the following:

  • Blog – This is where I list what blog I used the image on. If you have multiple blogs, you could always create a separate note for each blog. For my purposes, I keep the listings in one note.
  • Blog Post Title – This is the published title of the blog post where the image appears.
  • Date Obtained – This is the date I downloaded the image and reviewed the Creative Commons license information.
  • Date Run – This is the date the post went live on the blog.
  • Image Link – This is the direct link to the image.
  • Creative Commons – This is the link to the Creative Commons license that was applied to the image.
  • The Full Image – This is the image that I downloaded.

The most recently used image appears at the top of the note and the others follow in reverse chronological order. So that’s my Evernote blog image archive or as I affectionately call it, the “C.Y.A.” file.

So what say you? Do you have any great Evernote uses? Please share in the comments below!

 

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