I was about to backup my computer for my semi-annual reformat and software reinstall which helps to keep my computer running smoothly when and I stopped and took a picture of my desktop. One picture is worth a thousand words.
The Word.doc icons are all articles that I’m in the process of writing. Some of them are ideas that need fleshing out and others are articles that only need to undergo a spell check.
A Somewhat Disorganized Writer
I’m very guilty of being a bit disorganized. You see, at my age, when an idea hits me, I’ve got to write it down or dictate it before I forget it. I usually rush to my recording device, spew forth all that is in my brain and then allow the software to transcribe it onto my desktop. I used to create file folders to store them in the bowels of my computer but I could never remember where I stored it so I decided to place them on my desktop instead to make it easier for me to find them.
I guess this leads me to the question, how do you keep track of your writings? I once tried putting all of my ideas in a spreadsheet, but that didn’t work, and as I stated earlier, filing them on my computer was just about the same as deleting them because I could never find them again. Placing my documents on my desktop is sort of like pinning things on my corkboard. As long as it’s in my face, I could find it again. If I file it away, I’m in big trouble.
A Request for Ideas
As you can see, I’ll soon run out of space on my desktop, so if you don’t mind sharing your article organization tips I would very much appreciate it.
Oh, and the horse with the braids…I spend hours braiding my daughter’s hair (a task that I’m not very fond of). One day I came across this beautiful horse and couldn’t resist making it my desktop photo.