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  •  Note-taking. Several ways (11+ / 0-)

    I have one place where I keep written "to do list" and I scribble notes on 3 x 5 and 4 x 6 note cards (especially if making outlines for long topics). I have transparent notecard envelopes for various topics such as contacts.

    Too many scribbled notes on my desk...... but ever since I started using the note app that came with my iPod Touch I am very pleased at how easy it is to retrieve information.

    It's handy for making notes when I am out and about. Much better than coming home with scraps of paper, dented notecards all out of order that need to be filed.

    I haven't put all my notes in one place, though. Haven't needed to, I guess.

    On my desktop computer I have always kept several (sacred) reference files:
    Book Lists
    and.....wait for it....REFERENCES.

    Household key information is on a couple of notecards inside kitchen cabinet for easy reference.

    The biggest problem are the notes I jot down wherever I am when I hear something that needs to be written down....listening to the radio or watching TV.

    Note taking while reading? I bought some heavy stock bookmarks pre-printed with places to write title, author, page # and "remember this" and a place for notes.  

    I also write notes on my calendar.

    REALLY IMPORTANT notes get taped to the walls, the door, or the bathroom mirror.

    I also keep notes in Levenger Circa notebooks--easy to rearrange the pages and superior quality paper.  I like this type of paper:

    Heh heh. I'm revealing my secrets. People say to me: "Gee, you know EVERYTHING" but I have to confess that I just know WHERE TO LOOK THINGS UP.

    BTW, I ALWAYS keep my key contact information and address book in written and printed form.

    Now ask me about how I back up my files. . . . .
    Acronis and portable drives in a safe deposit box. . . .

    •  Hey, you stole MY Sekrit! (8+ / 0-)

      I, too, know Where To Look Things Up - and I have (usually) Strong Google-Foo.

      And most of my notes, drafts, outlines, etc. are paper, too. As I've been cleaning and sorting my house in preparation for selling it, I have discovered just how addicted I am to spiral bound notebooks - I have over 500 filled spiral bound notebook "journals" - nearly one a month for the last 50 years.

      I think...I really think, I have a writing addiction.

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      by Noddy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 05:45:53 AM PDT

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