Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sorting Saturday: One Note, Two Tweets and Three is Maybe Too Many

Back to earth with a bump this week; after two glorious weeks off school, it was back to the daily grind.  The holiday was all too swiftly forgotten as it quickly became apparent at school that our special children hadn't improved from two weeks away from their normal routine.  I was already climbing the walls by lunchtime on Tuesday, wishing myself back in the Bloggerverse.

This morning I have been trawling through my notes on One Note.  I love this program - I have lots of little sections set up and take screenshots and links from the web into the relevent section.  Which is great, but it is starting to bulge at the seams.  I started with each branch of the family having a section and each person having a page, but some people's pages are now getting extremely long.  In addition, my new War Memorial Project here is taking up mounds of space.  In my excitement to get going I didn't think it through properly and just pasted one set of information below another - it's now the equivalent of a bulging, scrappy notebook.  So, with 89 names to research I am setting aside an hour tomorrow to refile things - just goes to show, it doesn't matter how techy something is, it needs some old fashioned planning to use it properly.

Last week I also joined Twitter.  I have found a large number of people to follow, covering several of my interests.  Once again though, I need to find a system to sort them all out.  My mind is reeling from so much information, a lot of which I want to follow up, but I keep losing it in a long line of tweets.  No problem following my tweets though - I was only brave enough to try a couple this week!  If you want to tweet me, here I am!

Finally, now I am back at work I am finding that I have imposed too much on myself.  In addition to work and family I am trying to run regularly and of course research my family history.  I had decided that as well as that I would be able to research three of the men from the memorial each week.  That worked fine during the Easter break, but now I find that three is probably too many - I won't be doing them justice and I won't be doing myself any favours.  However, that doesn't mean I am giving up - just slowing down (bit like my running really!)

Have a great week all.


Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Both HootSuite and TweetDeck can help you sort out Twitter and follow the good stuff.

The Treehouse said...

Thanks for the suggestion Amy - TweetDeck app now installed on my phone. Have also discovered - Tweets in a newspaper style. All this installing and discovering (also looking at Get Things Done stuff) has of course taken up most of my afternoon ....

Judy Webster said...

I know what you mean about 'I want to follow up, but I keep losing it in a long line of tweets'. When I see a tweet that I want to keep, I hover the mouse/pointer over it, click Favorite, and it is saved. When I've done whatever I want to do with it - such as visit a Web site - I can delete it from my Favorites list if I want to.

The Treehouse said...

Thanks Judy - my life just became easier!

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