Mind mapping tip for bloggers

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Via The Mind Mapping Software Weblog I found an excellent article on using mind maps to take a blog posting and expand upon it.

You could follow the author's suggestions quite easily with Curio. First, create a new mind map and enter the topic of a recent blog entry you've posted as the central topic of your new mind map.

Then, in surrounding branches, brainstorm on ways that topic could be extended. You might try contrasting posts, follow-up posts, expand upon a comment from a user, etc.

In the article, the author even suggests expanding upon those generated ideas to see how "deep" a topic could be. However, you could also take advantage of some Curio features and drag in some external resources such as web clippings, images, Mail messages, interesting URLs, etc, that you will need as references for those potential postings, and make those the children of your idea topics.

And, with Curio, a single idea space can contain multiple mind maps. So, follow the author's advice and create several mind maps: one for each of the last five entries you've posted on your site.

As you flesh them out, you can zoom out and see at a glance how different topics are shaping up. Use Curio's flags or ratings to make certain items stand out so you know which topics to tackle first. Cool stuff!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. There's still a bit of time left on our MacSanta promotion, so if you haven't purchased or upgraded then time's running out!

Curio 4.2 is right around the corner and we're hard at work getting it ready for release. So stay tuned to this blog for more info!

MacSanta! Save up to 20% on Curio!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

MacSantaHappy Holidays!

Zengobi is excited to announce its participation in the annual MacSanta promotion.

Beginning December 9th, Curio will be available for a special discounted price. This includes new and upgrade licenses, and even discounts off our already low academic prices available through our Zengobi Academic Store.

On December 9th, if you use the coupon code below, all Curio licenses sold through the Zengobi store will be 20% off. Then, from December 10th through December 31st, Curio will be available at a 10% discount.

So, if you're running an older Curio, or if you've been contemplating a new purchase, now's the time to buy Curio!

To learn more about Curio 4, with its integrated mind mapping, Snippets, Community Center, and Leopard features click here.

And Curio 4.2's release - a free upgrade for Curio 4 customers - is right around the corner with more exciting features.... stay tuned!

On December 9th, save 20% by using the coupon code MACSANTA07 when you make your purchase. Of course, Santa's awfully busy this time of year so he might be a wee bit late in deactivating this code.

Then, from December 10th through Dececmber 31st, save 10% by using the coupon code MACSANTA07TEN when you make your purchase.

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Happy holidays from everyone at Zengobi!
The Zengobi Team