Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hello, again. I do apologize for missing the last three posts. I went on a mini-vacation to a martial arts event in Des Moines, Iowa. I will cover this in a later blog post.
But I am back. Today is Writer’s Wednesday. Topics for today are my note cards and my quarter sheets of paper. I covered these topics a little in the September 15 Writer’s Wednesday. In this post, I will expand on my uses of these items.
The reasons I use note cards and quarter sheets of paper because they fit in my shirt pocket and easy to use. When I need to take notes, I pull out a note card or piece of paper and start writing my thoughts down. The cards are easier because I do not need a hard surface to steady the writing surface like I do the paper.
The one thing I do is to put the date at the top of each card or sheet of paper I use along with the page number. I restart the numbering of the pages for each date. This is because I try to enter the information into my computer as soon as possible. At the least, I will place them near my computer or in a folder for later entry.
The date and number scheme comes in handy when I drop my cards and they get jumbled up. I first arrange them by the date and then by page number. I have found cards from the past that somehow got misplaced that I could enter into the computer in the proper locations because I used this scheme.
Lately, I have been using a glue strip device that uses a temporary adhesive to place these cards or papers in my steno book. When I get to enter the information, I just remove the note and dispose of it.
I know you have read this before but I hate losing ideas because I did not write it down or record it on my digital voice recorder. So, I suggest that one keep multiple resources available to record those fantastic thoughts that pop into one’s mind.