I’ve been using a great little product called Notion lately. They have a limited free version, so I highly recommend you check it out. I loved the flexibility and potential so much that I paid for a year subscription.
I’ll chronicle more of my usage on this blog later. But I wanted to start small with a fun little feature I found to add to my “dashboard” page … a current weather widget! These steps will add a graphic to the page that will refresh/update every time you update the page.
I used Weather Underground’s embedded widgets coupled with Notion’s embed block. Follow these steps to add your own:
- Visit Weather Underground
- Search for your location at the top of the page
- On the detailed weather page for your location, click on the weather station link near the top:
- On the detailed weather station page, select the PWS Widgets tab at the top:
- Select the graphic you like most and copy the embed code listed below it:
- In a text editor of your choice, paste that embed code and then copy ONLY the img src code:
- Back in Notion, on the page you want to embed the graphic, create an embed block by typing “/embed” (no quotes):
note: as soon as you type the / you will start to see block options
- Paste the text from the img src code into the field and click Embed Link
- Ta Da! You’ve got a weather widget available on your page …