- Name: Erin Souder
- Location: Columbus, Ohio USA
- Profession: Fashion Retail, Shelter Blogger
- Website: houseofearnest.com
- Twitter: @houseofearnest
Erin Souder loves to create and is the voice behind the daily DIY and home style blog, House of Earnest. Erin uses Evernote for all aspects of her blog; everything from capturing furniture inspiration to sharing unique DIY ideas. We’re excited to welcome her as our newest Evernote Design Ambassador. She’s written before about all the ways Evernote helps her manage her workflow and ideas for House of Earnest here, and today she’s sharing a few more.
Evernote for Organizing Creativity
My blog, House of Earnest, is where I share all things home-related that inspire me. I’ve been using Evernote for almost four years; I started using it to catalog pictures that I took and wanted to add some notes to. As my blog following grew, I got really busy and it’s helped manage all of my creative inspiration.
Above is a screenshot of my ‘homepage’ which shows my last several saved notes. It’s laid out kind of like an email inbox, but each note shows a snippet of a photo, which is so helpful for finding something visual. If I’m looking for “gold” things in a product round up, I can scan the thumbnails and easily pick out gold-hued items from all of the notes I’ve saved.
Remembering My Best Ideas
In addition to visually scanning notes, however, you can add information such as tags to make your notes (in my case they’re mostly photos) even easier to sort through. One photo might get ten different tags, but it helps me to recover the idea later on. I use Evernote and the Web Clipper to capture inspiration wherever it strikes me, then later I can search by keyword to find exactly what I’m looking for.
Another amazing detail? The Web Clipper saves all of the URLs of clipped images and webpages for me. I love to give recommendations about unique pieces and fun products on the blog, and one of the hardest things for me (in life and in blogging) is remembering where I saw something. Now it’s easy for me to recall some of the more obscure finds that I may feature.
Connect with Erin and learn more about all our Evernote Ambassadors by checking out our Community page!