As I mentioned yesterday, I got thrown a curve in my quest to conquer my digital hoarding addiction. I thought the Pocket app would solve my problems by putting everything I wanted to save from Tweets and other online sources in one searchable list – until I noticed that I wasn’t always given the option to “Send to Pocket.” It took me awhile to see my error. If a Tweet didn’t have a link, I couldn’t send it to Pocket.
Now, I know there are other ways to save things. I could, for example, take a screen shot. But that would mean I wouldn’t have everything in one place – which is critical for me.
So, I did a bit more research and discovered a possible “workaround.” What if I could take a screen shot, and automatically give it a link? Then Pocket would accept it. But that would still require me having to find the link and send it to Pocket 🙁
Ah ha! I found a workaround for the workaround! Perfect!
Now, you’re going to have to have a little faith here. For Step #3, I’m going to tell you to create a Bit.ly account. Don’t worry. Like Pocket, Bit.ly is also free. Perhaps you already have a Bit.ly account, and you are wondering how in the world this is going to help streamline your digital curation.
That will be revealed tomorrow in Step #4 – learning to live a new life with a new code of behavior or, for short, learning a new code 😉