Taming a writing gremlin: Disorganization!
Hi strangers! It feels like a long time since we posted here. Someone ::cough, cough, Imma:: tends to be a little disorganized. So, we have been working on that. I have to confess that I contribute to the problem with my perfectionism, but if you tell Imma I said that, I’ll deny it!
So, what did we do to cut down on the clutter in our lives?
1> Spreadsheet. First, I must confess that I have several documents already for this purpose. The operative word here is “several”. Instead of several documents, we now have one spreadsheet with a page for each category. This includes a list of those I follow, and those who follow me (on both blogs). Alphabetical order makes it much easier when I need to look someone up for some reason.
2> Google Reader. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Even though I can’t always like from Google Reader, it gives me a way to organize my feeds in one place without clogging up my poor inbox! I’m loving it! I can click on a person’s blog name and see all their posts. This is much easier than having to go back one page at a time if I have missed something. It’s also a lot easier to read, especially from my iPad. AND it’s a whole lot easier to keep up with. I seldom fall in love with such things because the learning curve is usually steep. However, Google Reader caused only minor headaches. It’s easy and functional – what could be better?
3> If you get a message saying I unfollowed you. WORRY! No, I’m just kidding. You have been moved to Google Reader, so I am unfollowing on WordPress so I can actually find my mail again without digging through thousands of blog related posts. This should make it a lot easier for me to respond to comments in my own blogs as well.
Thanks to all who have hung in there with me. I hope this will make life a bit easier for me. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Gram
- Tip of the Day: Google Reader Organization (igoyougoblog.com)
- Getting Started With Spreadsheets on Google Docs Just Got Easier (prweb.com)