I’m lucky; I’ve always been forgetful, so when something slips my mind, I don’t blame it on old age or anything like that. No, I know that it’s just the way I am.
Earlier today, like 5 minutes before I started this blog, I remembered a really awesome blog idea that I had weeks ago and then forgot about. I grabbed a pen to jot it down, and by the time I’d gotten a pen and paper, I’d forgotten it again. I have no idea what the idea was, and I’ve tried reconstructing my thought process just prior to remembering it. But no luck.
Welcome to my life.
I have 10 million notebooks laying around everywhere with little or no organizational strategy. I jot things about blogs everywhere, and I have word documents dedicated to ideas. After I write it down, I forget about it. I love Pinterest, even if it does frequently point out my organizational shortcomings. Pinterest is like the neighbor who seems to be able to do it all effortlessly.
I’m trying a new thing. I have a journal, so I’m going to start writing story and blog ideas in there, and then tagging them with special Post-it notes so that I can find the ideas. That way, it’s a very centralized location, and I’ll always know where everything is.
Sounds great, right?
Yeah, let’s hope it works out for me. 😉