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CreaDev Labs Weekly Lab Report: August 8, 2022

As I continue to work on the content for CreaDev Labs, I’ve been making changes and iterating on my content creation workflow. I’m attempting to find the most streamlined way of getting my content from initial idea to publication.

I originally built my entire content creation workflow inside of Obsidian. Because I do basically all of my writing in Obsidian these days, it made sense to me to have everything managed within the one app. After a couple weeks, though, I found my process wasn’t very smooth. Obsidian is not designed to be a project manager, and I found myself spending way too much time manually managing the meta data on each piece of content. It was easy to forget to update something as I took things through the flow, and the status of a piece would end up not being correct. This was causing me a lot of stress because I was always worried about missing something. As much as I wanted to have everything for my content creation contained in one location, I realized it just wasn’t going to work the way I wanted it to.

So this past week I migrated my content management workflow from Obsidian to Notion. Already I feel a lot less stressed and I can tell it’s going to be a lot smoother getting my content published. I plan to publish two articles this coming week, one on the setup I had in Obsidian, and the other about my current setup in Notion (there are parts of the workflow that still take place in Obsidian as well). In the meantime, you can check out my note taking app journey (which included both Notion and Obsidian) and the things I like about Notion in the articles listed below.

Tip of the Week:

One of the keys to building a great productivity system is Iteration. Your system is not going to be perfect right from the get go. It takes time to find what works best for you, and this can only be found by proving the individual pieces of your system. Pick one experiment to conduct at a time. This will help you determine whether the thing you’re trying out is helping or hindering, and you’ll be able to much more quickly shift gears. Small, incremental changes over time will help you build the perfect productivity system for you.

What’s new this week:

Keys to Productivity: Simplification

Keys to Productivity: Trust

My Note Taking Journey: From Evernote to Obsidian

What I Like About Notion

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