Scrips and scraps scattered about
By danijane on August 21, 2014
Just to remind everyone that this month I am blogging about Memory and more importantly Mnemonics.
I am suffering from "my brain is a sieve" syndrome. I need memory triggers for everything lately. It is so frustrating!
Today I am going to discuss where I keep my blogging ideas for future blogs. I so wish I knew how to attach pictures to this blog. UGH!
In my phone, I jot down blog posting ideas in the Notes section. I previously discussed this technique and I may have mentioned that my first entry in the Notes, occurred on February 3, 2011 ay 11:55am.
Here is what I wrote that day:
What is up with Girl on Girl behavior in school? Personal space PLEASE.
Family Business and keeping it all in the family.
Control when you lose it, albeit temporary.
A simple take on a complicated life.
Means to an end
Becoming addicted to something you don't enjoy.
Parenthood philosophy...look into same eyes, recognize same behaviors...and yet your agenda and luggage clutters the view.
Have I written about any of these topics? I think I may have. I can look back and verify.
On my desk, I have a Jeopardy calendar and I answer questions every day. On the tear off pages I write notes. Another source for blogging ideas. I just transcribed about 6 scraps into my phone and threw the papers away.
I read an article on an airplane in July, on my flight home from Maui. I took pictures with my phone, of quotes from the article that I thought I would blog about. Haven't done that posting yet.
I was at a fundraiser and a conversation turned to after school pickup and the different ways it evolves as our kids get older. I mentioned a mom who dresses great every day to get her kids. We laughed about my next blog being called "Dressed up for Pickup". I put that in my Notes on my phone. The title sounds controversial. The subject matter not so much. That blog too remains unwritten.
I have many ideas for blog postings. I have days when I feel positively limited by writing only ONE blog. So far I haven't NOT written because I had nothing to write about. No time to write? Yes.
Ideas a-plenty I have!
I guess because writing is such a big part of who I am and what I do, keeping the ideas easily accessible is a must and I am managing that portion quite well. Unless I lose my phone.
Lordy may...why did I even mention THAT???? Curses.
I know you can email individual notes from the NOTES section but I have over 200 different notes.... you know damn well I just went in and counted...I have 209 individual entries!
Not all of them are blogging ideas of course. But I entered them so at some point between February 2011 and this morning, when I entered a short to do list, they were important and I don't delete notes...obviously.
I totally need to explore the downloading options. Get that shizz out in the cloud....one day it could show up on a slide show proving my creative genius/memory issues/unorganized life/weird shortcuts I take/mnemonics. <------Kidding, no mnemonics.
I feel good about my chances. Someone out there reading this will give me a solution. Or steal my phone. That seems unlikely though. Plus I have a screen lock on it and I know that is hella secure.
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