I’ve Scooped, Flipped, Bookmarked, Pinned, and Evernoted. My favorite hobby is collecting information. In fact, I can pretty much brag that I am GREAT at searching for information and saving it. The problem is that I am not good at remembering where I saved it.
“Did I save that article in Flipboard or on one of my Google Sheets? No, I think I Pinned it,” I mumble. Often.
After I spent 20 minutes looking for an article that I knew I had saved on whether or not I am more like Sherlock Holmes or John Watson (Sherlock Holmes, surprisingly), and realizing I could have found it in 3 seconds by using Google, I had to admit I had a problem.
I am a digital hoarder.
I decided to spend this summer looking for a way to streamline the digital content I collect. Here is my criteria:
- One place to store everything
- Accessible on any device and in any web browser, Twitter, Flipboard and other places from which I gather info
- No more than 2 steps to save
- Maintains the source information (especially if obtained on Twitter)
- Unlimited Storage
It may seem a bit counterintuitive, but I actually found a way to hoard more information – yet become more organized.
I’ll explain more in Step #2 tomorrow.
In the meantime, go ahead and feel free to join the Digital Hoarders Anonymous Program. The first step – admit you have a problem 😉