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I use Confluence for my own wiki style organization.

Funny you brought this up.  There was actually a good session at Summit this year about using Trello to track your personal life details.  

But, Rachel Wright uses Jira and Confluence to track and manage almost our whole lives.  We travel full time so Confluence comes in real handy when managing complicated travel details.  

And, she even used Confluence to write her whole Jira Strategy Admin Workbook in first before publishing.  But, yes, nearly every detail of our daily lives is in an Atlassian product somewhere.

Awesome discussion here! We've just started using Jira Service Desk and Confluence for a month now and gotta say it's working very good.

Now I've been meaning to use Confluence for personal stuff and I'm so glad I'm not the only one! Lots of great ideas and shares here, cheers!

DPK J Community Leader Aug 06, 2019

I use Bitbucket for personal code repository.

I think cost is really important for personal stuff, one can use tool like confluence to maintain nice blog, but if you are hosting it on your own server cost will be too high as compared to conventional solutions like Wordpress.

On Jira, I think it is a teams tool, task list is enough for personal stuff.

Whilst I haven't used Atlassian product in my personal life, one of my colleagues created a KanBan Board with different coloured post it notes for her house move and then for her house renovation.  It did make me think about using Jira Issuetypes and creating Kanban Board in my personal life and reading this thread makes me think .... Why Not?!

Delighted to read you're using Trello for NaNoWriMo! 

I have been using Trello to help plot my novels using the Save the Cat! beats method. Each list is a "beat" where certain things have to develop in the plot. I use cards for scenes within each beat and tag them with story arc, character, etc. using one of the power-ups to add metadata.

Being stubborn, and wanting to use the tools I like and already have, I decided to find a way to easily transfer the Trello plot scenes to Scrivener. I use a Chrome extension to export all the cards and metadata, then use Aeon Timeline as a conduit to get the scenes into Scrivener. I'm planning to write up my (somewhat complicated and one-way) process. 

I, for one, am interested in yr export pipe hack.

Best thing I saw on story "beats" was Tim Minear, Breaking the Story, in which he doesn't use the term at all. The whole exercise is finding and wrangling beats.

Best take I've seen on the "Building from Chunks" approach is Gerald M ("Jerry") Weinberg's Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method: about curating the chunks. While he's known for his category-defining technical n human-systems books -- I'm a shameless fan. -- his very first fiction novel I described as "Very like, and quality-comperable to, early late-Heinlein."

Myself, I use Confluence KMS as a rock pile, collection of notions and bits, and resource card file. I do well enough fleshing out a "notion" in KMS then jumping straight into text editor, pulling in from KMS to plug in stuff that's already there-ish. Navigating and wrangling the material and pieces in progress is a challenge for me, where the content-based entry points of a KMS help a lot.

People swear by Scrivener as a professional writing tool; it's on my list to go try.

Weinberg's book sounds interesting, I'll add that to my wish list. I like the idea of both Confluence and Trello as "rock piles." 

I haven't used my transfer process in a while, so I'll find and refresh the writeup and post again.

I like Scrivener a lot for writing, though it's such a powerful program there is quite a learning curve.

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