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A Swipe File May be The Answer

Finding it hard to write new content? Can't come up with new ideas? Do you think of an idea but then forget it when you need it?

If you find it difficult to think of ideas for content and have problems writing the copy then a "swipe file" may be the answer.

What's a Swipe File?

A swipe file can be used in copywriting as a repository for copy, images and ideas, and can prove extremely helpful when looking for inspiration when it comes time to writing your next blog article.


There are a number of applications and tools available to help you to put together your swipe file including Windows "OneNote", Pocket and "Zoho Notebook".

An alternative is Evernote. As a swipe file tool we would highly recommend it.

Ideas for New Content

Writing new content for your website is important for SEO. It should form part of your on-going SEO process.

Many people find it hard to put together new content for their site each and very month. If this is you, Evernote won't write the content for you, but it does allow you to capture and save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see in one place. You can even search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images.

You can upload photos, text, spreadsheets, lists, and even "clip" things you come across online. Case studies, articles, landing pages, graphics.they all can be stored in Evernote and organized into folders. It's like writing down idea bursts (or the things you know you'll forget) without the scrap paper.

Free and Paid For Versions

Evernote comes as a free version which can be used downloaded here.

Evernote also comes as a paid for version. Evernote Premium gives you bigger upload capacity, offers greater sharing options, gives you access to note history, and more. Plus, you get PDF searching, faster image recognition, and no ads. The cost is $5.00 per month or $45.00 per year.