Alexandra Samuel’s article “Make Blogging Part of Your Workflow” not only highlights WordPress as your blog of choice, but outlines a great step-by-step process of how to incorporate blogging into your daily work routine.
For all my tagging evangelism, I’ve been enigmatic and elusive about how I myself use tagging to be a better blogger, a better worker, and a better human being. But the whole reason I’ve become such a tagging fanatic is because it’s allowed me to dramatically streamline my workflow so that I can track and share resources much more effectively. Thanks to my Vice President of Documentation, I now have a summary of my integrated workflow using Spurl, del.icio.us, WordPress and FeedWordPress.
I use these tools together to:
* Store links to web sites I want to remember, along with an archive of each web page I store in case the original disappears.
* Blog easily about some of the sites I store, at the same time as I bookmark them.
* Make these blog entries look like regular blog entries, not like a linkroll.
* Keep my blog posts about a web site in the same categories that I use to tag that site in del.icio.us and Spurl.
He suggests that you tag interesting posts and articles with Spurl, and mark them as “blog this”. Using FeedWordPress, a WordPress Plugin that brings feeds into your WordPress blog, with a few keystrokes your tagged Spurl post is blogged and appears on your WordPress blog.
If your main blogging content style is to find interesting content and pages on the web and post about them, this is an ideal fast and easy method of keeping your WordPress blog well stocked with content.