Image of the logos of the productivity platforms that the team uses. Trello, Todoist and Notion.

When researching productivity platforms online today, you’ll find that your options are simply unlimited. We all know how difficult it can be to keep track of your to-do lists and tasks each day, but Notion, Trello, and Todoist could be the key to improving your productivity this year. 

Within our team, Deanna, our CEO and Founder, uses Trello and Alex, our Digital Ads Manager, uses Todoist. Victoria, our Social Media and Account Manager, uses Notion, so as you can see, we are all fans of different productivity platforms for various reasons. Keep reading as we compare these three apps and who each of them would be most suitable for.

Note-Taking with Notion

One of the reasons that Victoria enjoys using Notion is that it helps her to organize her work in detail. This productivity app is more like a note-taking app, which also allows for collaboration. You can use a range of different content types within the app, such as links, photos, and PDFs. Once your work is complete, it can then be shared with your team so everyone is on the same page about upcoming projects. We love the variety of templates on offer as well! Notion is a great place for both those who would like a custom experience (like Victoria) or one that is pre-set for you. Victoria’s favourite feature is creating a database. This allows her to input everything in one place, but filter how she would like to see it.

Project Management with Trello

As the CEO of our company, Deanna is a huge fan of Trello when it comes to productivity apps. This project management tool is ideal for leaders! It can be used to help keep track of their team’s work and improve collaboration within a business. Trello has a very simple board layout. You can easily record what you need to do and tasks you’ve finished. It can be used for both personal and work use. It’s a very versatile option which is easy to update as you progress through your to-do list.

Stay Organized with Todoist

Finally, the third of the productivity apps used within our company is Todoist. This is probably the simplest of the three apps. It’s a great task manager for anyone who feels they have too much on their plate. It can be used by both teams and solo workers and will help you to organize any type of project or list. The reminder function is one of its best features, which can come in handy for your personal life as well as for your professional needs.


If you are looking for a way to cut down your to-do list over the upcoming months, our team is here to support you with this task. We know how hectic balancing your work and personal life can be, but finding work-life balance is something we should all strive to do. Alongside these productivity apps, we can offer you the services you need to regain control of your time once again. Contact us today for more information or to discuss any questions you have about how our team can help you.

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Last week we talked about content repurposing, and how you can turn one blog post into multiple pieces of content. This time, we wanted to talk about why your business should have a blog

There are two aspects to why you should be posting blogs: Technical and Business

Technical Reasons For Why You Should Have A Blog

There are two very important technical reasons why you should have a blog: Increase Your Organic SEO (i.e. Impress Google), and Backlinking.

  1. Increase Organic SEO, i.e. impress Google’s algorithms and backlinking. 
    Blogging is effectively the single best way to increase your website’s organic SEO. Your SEO, also known as “Search Engine Optimization”, determines your ranking in Search Engines for relevant search terms.

    When blogging, you can write in a way that boosts your SEO score, that allows both your blog and your website to appear closer, if not at the top of the results page while Googling. This is how you impress Google’s algorithms. Google wants to show the search results that are the most recent and most relevant to the search inquiry. Examples of ways to write to impress Google’s algorithms is to include focused key words. This blog is full of them! Can you guess what they are? 
  1. Backlinking
    Backlinking is essentially any time another reputable website publishes a link to your website. This could be as supplementary info to their blog (i.e. check out so-and-so’s blog for more information!).

    The more people that find your blogs useful and link it to their website, the better your website will perform overall. This is great motivation to not only write blogs that are good for your SEO, but also enjoyable and informational to the reader. 

Business Reasons For Why You Should Have A Blog

There are three business-related reasons why you should be blogging regularly: establish your business as the expert, resonate with readers via real-world applications/case studies and create content to be redistributed on other platforms.

  1. Establish Your Business as the Expert:
    Sharing your knowledge, industry news, tips and tricks, or even news about your business through effective blogging gives you the opportunity to have your clients, customers and industry peers recognize you as an expert in your industry. 
  1. Anecdotes, Case Studies and Projects
    By sharing anecdotes, case studies and projects, you’re allowing the reader an inside view into your operations. They may even touch on issues the reader is experiencing and outline a solution to their own problem. By blogging, you are resonating with your readers. 
  1. Repurpose Valuable Content Quickly & Efficiently
    Blogs allow for a wealth of content to be redistributed with a few extra clicks. You can quote your blog and turn snippets into Canva Graphics. Then post these on your Social Media and backlink to your blog (See what we did there?!) 

Overall, blogging is a great way to drive traffic to your website, which in return will help increase brand awareness and conversions (contact inquiries and/or e-commerce sales). We understand that blogging can be a daunting task, especially if you are learning on how to improve your SEO. Here at Rosewood, we offer blogging services for all business levels, whether it’s needing help improving your SEO or because you don’t have the time to blog, we have you covered. If you are interested in blogging, let’s get in touch!  

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Turning one blog post into multiple pieces of content is not only a great way to save time, but it is also a great way to engage your following and drive traffic to your website. Repurposing your blog posts is also a fantastic way to reach new audiences. When you reach new audiences you open yourself up to gaining new followers and potential clients! 

Use Blog Posts Snippets for Social Media 

If you use social media, then you probably know how time consuming it can be to come up with new content. Using your blog images as a post is a great way to use the content you already have, while still creating content for a different platform. 

One blog can go a long way when we repurpose it! Using excerpts of the blog as captions for your social media posts is a great way to not only use it as new content, but also have it reach a wider audience. 

Captioning a post before your blog is released is a fun way to build anticipation. While captioning a photo with a past blog post is a great way to revisit some great topics and ideas that you have already written about!

Turn Quotes into Graphics

If you use stats or quotes throughout your article, you can easily isolate those pieces and turn them into graphics. Using a tool like Canva, you can find templates for quotes or stats and personalize them specific to your branding.This is a quick way to generate tons of social media content!

Using Blog Posts as Discussion topics

A blog topic that you are passionate about is a great topic to turn into a workshop or a discussion. More and more business owners are going live on their social media to engage  with their community and following. Using a blog topic as a base for your discussion is an amazing way to have people prepared to engage with you. It is also a great tool to have to refer people to when they seek more information on that topic. 

Including Them in Your Newsletters

Using your blog posts in your newsletters can help shape or support the topics that you want to address. A great tip is to only include the first paragraph of your blog. This gets the reader interested and onto your website! When you drive traffic to your website, you also increase your organic SEO. Including a new blog post in each newsletter is also an easy way to get your readers and subscribers opening up your newsletters each month. 

Connecting Your Blog Posts to Your Content 

Now that you have repurposed your blog post, make sure that you have an easily accessible link! An easy and fast way is to have a Linktr.ee set up. This allows you to update links in a matter of moments, both from your phone or computer. Tag us @rosewoodmarketing the next time you repurpose your blog posts! We can’t wait to get reading!