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@mrkrndvs I've really been interested in the collection/curation I see from you & @chrisaldrich - I'm in the process of figuring out how to build up a WordPress site to serve as the "commonplace book" on the WordPress site, keep it simple, and have it pump into my weekly newsletter. Any links/guidance/plugins on how to make this happen is definitely appreciated. I want to keep this as simple/lightweight as possible. :)

@wiobyrne@scholar.social @mrkrndvs@mastodon.cloud

I’ve written in a little bit of depth before about Organizing my research related reading.

My favorite piece of the puzzle is using the Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress which has some useful browser bookmarklets for quickly saving what I read, bookmark, and interact with online. Having the ability to add categories, tags, and other behind-the-scenes metadata also helps a lot.

You can then turn around and add all this to a newsletter at your leisure.

Happy to share more, but this should be a good start.

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  1. @chrisaldrich thanks for sharing such granular feedback. My current system is quite sloppy. I find pieces I’d like to share or just save. These all end up in Pinboard. I’m thinking that I’d like to carve out time to quickly post & briefly comment on posts on my WordPress site for my newsletter. Some of these posts would make it to the newsletter…others for my possible later use.

    But, I want a place for quotes, podcast clips, news, tricks, etc.

    Thanks again.

    1. @wiobyrne Another simple option is to use something like IFTTT.com to port your data from Pinboard to WordPress automatically. I often do some of that as “drafts” for myself and only publish pieces I want to make explicitly public (or in your case, posts you specifically want to include into a newsletter perhaps).

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