Sunday, August 29, 2010

Online Organization...

 Not only is it hard to keep our homes organized, you also have to keep your computer/desktop organized. Here are a few things I do to keep my online stuff organized...

Recipes- I am constantly coming across a recipe I want to try. I started out just bookmarking but that didn't work out for me so well as sometimes I bookmark 50 to 100 things a day. So here is a couple of ways that work for me.



1. **This is my favorite** I setup a folder in my email titled Recipes and when I come across a new one, I highlight the recipe, copy and paste it into an email ( Always put where you found the recipe in case you ever want to reference it on your blog or anywhere else ) with the subject line the title of the recipe and email it to myself and then it gets moved to my recipe folder. **This works great for favorite blog posts, ideas, crafty projects, etc. as well.You can always print it right when you find it but my printer ink is pretty precious to me, so I do this method and later I will print and make a binder of the ones I have tried and liked :)

Blog Posts- When I think of an idea for a blog post if I don't put it somewhere I will never remember it. I used to write my ideas down but I go from notebook, to pad of paper, to writing on random pieces of paper I find and always end up losing it so now I go in and start a blog post like I normally would, in the title I write the post idea, then in the subject a few ideas I have if any for that post and save. Then I can go back anytime and find my ideas as well as finish the posts and schedule it.

Inspiration- I am always coming across photos that are inspiring or that I want to save to reference later on, I used to keep a folder on my desktop titled inspiration but it grew and grew very quickly and I wasn't able to write where it came from so then I seen how the Nester does it and it's perfect! She uses Tumblr to keep track of pretties she doesn't want to lose. You can check hers out here. Here is mine but it's still pretty empty as I just started doing this.


 Shamelessly plugging my own etsy shop :)






Favorite Shopping Sites- I come across new sites, shops, and pretty items all the time that I don't want to lose. These you can use tumblr as well for but I have created a folder on my desktop and when I find something I right click the page with the item or just the shops page and click 'save page as' into the folder you have created for them. It's easy and helps me keep it more organized.




Email- This one is a big one for me, as you can see I haven't kept up very well ( uh over 2400 emails? ) with getting rid of junk email and sorting the good stuff to it's designated folder but this really is a good way you just have to keep up with it. For one, you can setup folders in your email like I did for recipes above but you can set it up so that your email goes directly to your folder. Now I don't do this because I would forget to check all 99 folders everyday, so if it's something I want saved or need I simply move it to it's appropriate folder myself after I have opened it. I have lots of folders setup in my email, for my blogs, twittermoms, blog spark, pictures, shopping deals, etc. This helps and makes it a lot easier to find an email I need.


So that's a few ways I stay organized online, what about you? Any great tips that help you stay organized online?



22 comments:

Merrie said...

Those are some great ideas! Now of course we shouldn't have to be told this but I just learned the hard way: make sure you back it all up on an external hard drive, flash drives or discs so that you dont lose all of it if your computer crashes or your motherboard dies like mine did this summer. You just never know...

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Definitely! Gotta back it all up, I would cry if I lost all my pictures! I use a flash drive and with pictures I eventually move them onto cds to keep them a little more organized :)

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Jessica said...

This is a great and functional way to organize a computer online. I have made friends with a flash drive. On the drive I have folders, so when ever I need to book mark or save something, I plug in my drive and I am ready to go.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I was sooo excited to see you on Tatortots & Jello today, where have you been? {Well, I see from your shop, what you've been up to! FABULOUS!}

Lyndee said...

Love your stuff. I was referred over by Tatertots and jello.

Lyndee said...

I left a comment on her blog.
lyndeehenrichsen@yahoo.com

Lyndee said...

I just liked on facebook.

Chelsea said...

tt and j sent me. love your etsy shop.

Liz said...

I love your "DIY" tagline. Clever!

Holly Park said...

TT&J recommended me--your stuff is adorable!!

jenna♥devon said...

I love your creations, and found out about you through Tatertots and Jello! I hope I win one of your lovelies!

♥jenna

The Mustard Seed said...

hi.. found your blog and etsy thru tater tots and jello and now I'm your newest follower!! I love your etsy shop and can't wait to see all your diy on your blog.

angel

Ashlie said...

tatortots & jello follower....love all the fun signs. I really love the monogram!!! VERY CUTE!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I saw your signs over at Jenn's --these are fabulous.

You need to come over and enter these on my party too.

We also have another site www.theDIYClub.com

Cheri

Jenni said...

I just found you through Tatertots and Jello, and am glad I did! I visited your Etsy site, and love your art. You are very talented!

I love reading tips on organization...I love the Tumblr idea~ I need to give it a try. My biggest problem is remembering which blog I saw something on! If I don't remember to bookmark it, it is often a lost cause! Thank you for sharing these ideas...

I hope you are having a good week so far!

Blessings,
Jenni
{Beautiful Nest}

3LittleByrds said...

found you from tatertots and jello. I love this post because I'm constantly bookmarking things to or forgetting where I saw something. This will come in handy for me to get more organized and remember where all those wonderful ideas are.

Kim said...

I've been introduced to your great blog by TT&J - YAY!

Jason-Cassie-George-Pennie said...

TT&J lead me here, and I may never leave your etsy shop!

Emily Strawn Photography said...

where did your etsy shop go?
I was going to order 2 signs....but i can't seem to find it :/
HELP PLEASE! :)
THANKS
strawnphotography@gmail.com

anne @ floralshowers said...

I just started using pinterest and I am already in love. It has made online organization awesomely easy! If you would like an invite I have 4 more:-) you should definitely check it out!

http://pinterest.com/floralshowers/pins/

Anne

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