I have been trying to use Notion as my brain in 2020, but my brain and my Notion were scrambled messes.
As I am molding my Notion into place now in 2021, I’m realizing that this is not the place for me to be drafting blog posts.
Usually, once I get a post into WordPress, it goes though a lot of changes there, and then at that point, my Notion drafts and the WordPress article get so out of sync, that the draft isn’t really worth referencing in my day to day Notion.
So, what should i use? I know there are editorial workflow plugins for use within WordPress, but do I want to be doing MORE there?
For now, I’m just going to use a local markdown text editing app. And maybe make monthly folders to stash archives of drafts somewhere.
I always use “##” and “###”, for “Heading 2” and “Heading 3” in Notion and WordPress’ Gutenberg block editor, so I might as well memorize the rest of the markdown language syntax.
I’m still going to be bothered by the lack of sync. I don’t always want to go to my website to read the final article, but that’s just the nature of how WordPress is now. You kind of have to get into the block editor and play, and yes that usually has an effect on the content.
I’m happy to be writing locally and doing one less thing online / in the “cloud”.