If you are a creative like me, you likely have a lot of ideas for projects and other things you’d like to get going. But how do you keep track of all of that, let alone remember where you last were in your creative process if you have to juggle multiple projects with different lengths and schedules on top of regular work and life?
I have struggled a lot with this!
So when my day job starting using Miro.com to organize, manage, develop, and communicate about all our work, I quickly saw the potential for how I could use this platform for my personal creative projects. Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with Miro and they haven’t asked me to review their platform. I just genuinely find it to be helpful and I suspect a lot more writers and creatives out there might find it helpful too. Especially in this age of social distancing and Zoom meetings where we seldom get to be in the same room with our collaborators, having a place where you can work together seamlessly and visually manage projects, design concepts, wireframe websites, and so much more, it’s time to get serious about checking out things like Miro.
So what is Miro?
Okay, but what exactly do you do with it?
Alright, so Miro is designed with collaboration in mind. And that is how I use it all day, every day, for work. However, even just for managing my own projects and keeping track of helpful resources like online courses on writing and marketing I’ve purchased, white papers I’ve downloaded, YouTube tutorials and books that I should check out to develop my skills, and so forth, Miro has become an indispensable tool for my writing. I can organize all these things in one place and access them from my computer, iPad, phone, etc.
If you are working alone, you I still think you should consider Miro. You can start a free account and create up to four boards where you can manage projects and just use it as a digital white board where you group all kinds of random thoughts as you develop new concepts or run across information that might be worth exploring later as you dive into a new creative endeavor. And since you can use it for free, if it’s not for you, you’re not out anything. You can even collaborate with others on the free account. If you find you need to upgrade to get the pro features, you can always do that later once you figure out if the Miro is a good fit for you.
Writing Project Management
Recently, Miro launched Miroverse, which is a platform where Miro uses can submit the templates and tools they have designed in Miro for accomplishing various tasks. I submitted my Writing Project Management template, and I got in! What is my template? Well, here’s a look…
You can learn more about my Writing Project Management template and use it in your own Miro board by visiting: https://miro.com/miroverse/category/newly-added/writing-project-management
If you check out Miro, I’d love to hear how you’re using it. I have more templates that I’m using and hoping to submit to Miroverse. I’ll be sure to post updates here.