How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

in steemit •  9 months ago

Would you like to know how you can easily categorize and share your Steemit posts using an app because this might be useful for you if you have a lot of posts and need to organize them?

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

From time to time I am asked questions that I already answered in one of my Steemit posts and instead of trying to explain again, just linking to one of my posts is what can be most useful.

The problem is that I know I wrote a post that answer a particular question, but I can't remember the title of the post or where the post is. I try to search for it using the Steemit search, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I end up spending ten minutes just to find one post in the total of 250 plus posts I have.

Unfortunately, a Steem blog is not like a WordPress blog where you can assign categories like "Steemit Tools" or "Travel" that you can then access from the sidebar.

I first wanted to make some kind of link directory on my WordPress blog, and then enter manually every Steemit post title, description, thumbnail and URL. Disappointingly, there is not a lot of choice for link plugins, I found one at $30 with one year free updates and too many options, and another one at $22. I didn't like them for what I wanted to do, which is just bookmark posts.

So, I searched for bookmarking apps and found one, which is awesome, and that I am very excited to share with you.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The app I am showing you today will work on your PC or Mac computer, but also your Android phone or iPhone. It is a FREE application called "Raindrop.io," which is an all-in-one bookmark manager that you can get here: https://raindrop.io/

They also have a Pro version at $3 per month if you want to take advantage of all the features they have, but for what I am showing you today, the free version is sufficient.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

They say that you can save anything from around the Web and this must be true, because you certainly can do more than bookmarking your own Steemit posts.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

After having already bookmarked 23 of my posts, I can confirm that you can organize with ease.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

There is also a very efficient search engine and if you have tagged your posts, you will find what you are looking for fast. You can work collaboratively on your collections and share them publicly, or keep them private.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

Are you ready to get started with me?

You first need to create a free account here: https://app.raindrop.io/?#/account/signup

You can sign-up with and email or use Facebook, Twitter, Google or VK.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

When you are logged in, you will see your bookmarks like this below, and if you are just starting, there will be none.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The next thing to do is to install the extension for Chrome or other browsers (Firefox, Opera & Safari).

You have to click the "arrow down" icon at the bottom of the left sidebar to access the extensions.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

You can also install a macOS app, which I didn't try yet and mobile apps.

This is the Chrome extension ready to install, click "Add extension."

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The extension will show as a small cloud icon and it is what we are going to use to bookmark all our Steemit posts.

When I click on it, you can see the existing bookmarks and collections just the same as in the web app.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

Let's try to bookmark this post together: A Walk in a Street of Tokyo, Japan!

This post has to go in the "Travel in Japan" collection that I created earlier, so I click on that first, and then I click on "Add Bookmark."

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The bookmark is added to the collection, and then I can click "Edit" to add the tags.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

You can see that the bookmark already has a title, a description and the thumbnail from the post, without me having to do anything.

I just want to add the same tags I used in Steemit in the bookmark. So, I type them one by one, and this will be useful later to search bookmarks.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

That's how you can add easily all your posts one by one. It will take some time if you already have a hundred posts, but if you bookmark each of your posts just after you have published them, then this will take 30 seconds.

Now, you can create new collections directly in the extension like you can see below.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

I created a "Fundition projects" collection where I can save all Fundition projects.

The process is the same, just click the collection you want to add the bookmark to, and then click on "Add Bookmark."

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

You can edit the bookmark here to add your tags if you want to...

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

... or you can go back to the web application and edit it from there. You will see your last bookmark at the top of the "All bookmarks" section.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

This will show the editor like this below.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

I prefer to use the extension to add the tags because you can see the tags to copy on the Steemit posts at the same time.

Now, you can also add a bookmark to the "Unsorted" section if you don't know yet where it should go.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The added bookmark can also show as a card as you can see below.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

When you know where to put your new bookmark, you can just drag it from the "Unsorted" sectionto the chosen collection in the web application.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

If you have used tags for your bookmarks, now is the time to enjoy very accurate searches.

At the top you can see some of the tags used and if you click "All filters," they all will show.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

These are all the tags used so far for "All bookmarks." Notice that there is also a "Favorite" filter that you can use when you favorite your bookmarks. It's just a little heart you have to click on the bookmark.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

If I want to see the posts about "Japan," then I just click the #japan tag.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

I can also sort by date, name, popularity or sites.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

These filters also work within collections.

There are different ways that you can see your bookmarks and the one you see below is for "List."

You can access the options from the top right icon.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

You can make the thumbnails bigger if you wish.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The second option is for "Headlines."

There is no thumbnails.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The third one is "Cards" and it is my favorite option because the bookmarks are easily identifiable.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

The fourth option is "Moodboard" and is similar to "Cards" except that the size of thumbnails will vary.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

There too, you can make your cards smaller or bigger like the image below, and when you have it to your liking, you can select "Apply to all."

The "Share" option will only work in "Collection."

If you are in the "Steemit Tools" collection, for example, you will see the "Share" icon at the top tight.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

By default, the collection is "Private" and you can select "Via link" to share a link like this: https://raindrop.io/collection/4857738

If you click that link, it will show all my posts about "Steemit Tools," the one that are already there, and the future posts that I will add to it.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

You can also invite people by email to see your collection.

Users that are not logged in "Raindrop" can see the collection like this and click on the bookmarks to access the posts. They can also use the different view options at the top right.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

Any user can set the view like this if they desire so.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

As the owner of the collection, and being logged in, I have the option to edit.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

If you click on "Edit," you can add a description, change the icon, make the collection "Private."

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

Click the "Save Changes" button when you are done.

You can also edit the collection from the web application.

Click "Edit" and a panel will show up. There, you can see that your collection is "Public" in the "Sharing" section. You can change it from there, if you wish.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

Another awesome feature is the "RSS."

You have one "Public RSS" feed and one "Private RSS" feed that you can use.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

This means that they can be added to your favorite RSS reader or used on your WordPress site to show the bookmarks. It's what I will try to do next, so I can show my Steemit posts on my WordPress blog easily.

You also have a "Maintenance" section in the app and if we look at the "Tags," we can see how many bookmarks use each tag, you can sort them or remove them.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

One last thing I want to show you is how "Raidrops" looks like on my Android phone.

How to Categorize and Share your Steemit Posts!

This is going to be very useful to find my posts from my phone too.

To end this tutorial, I'd like to share this collection: Steemit Strategies

I hope that you enjoyed reading this tutorial and that you will give "Raindrop" a try.

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Thanks for the introduction, I'm going to keep this app bookmarked in case I need it in the future. Right now I don't have many posts, still exploring what to write. Thanks again for your regular awesome posts!

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