My Day-To-Day: Pocket

Pocket

As much as I enjoy RSS (and the constant improvements to Feedly), it’s evident that the way in which we are sharing their content is changing.

After all, RSS is primarily meant for syndication, right?

But I think that more we are using social networks to share their content, and then discuss their content more than we once did. Honestly, I’m not really a fan of fragmenting discussions across a variety of networks, but that’s content for another post.

Anyway, as much as I still enjoy using RSS, following links from Twitter, or things shared on other sites and networks, I’ve been a little bit frustrated with the whole experience of trying to keep up with the content I want to read, and then having a solution for going back to reference it.

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My Day-To-Day: Updating Old Blog Posts

Updating Old Posts

For anyone that’s maintained blog for any length of time, you’ve likely hit a point where you’ve changed the format of your blog, changed the content of your blog, changed the way you write, or simply gotten better at actually publishing content.

And if any of the above are you true, it’s likely that you’ve had to determine whether or not you want to go back and work through the process of updating old blog posts or leave them as they are.

Depending on how long you’ve been blogging, this could be a huge task; for others, it may not take more than a couple of hours.

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My Day-To-Day: Taking Notes

Apple Notes Icon

When it comes to taking notes, I’m a bit obsessive about it. In fact, I used to carry a notebook with me everywhere – literally – in case any kind of idea, thought, or something I forgot to do (or needed to do) struck me wherever I was.

For me, it wasn’t enough to jot down a note in whatever piece of paper I had available – I needed I make sure I had a “catch all” notebook of sorts. This is a habit that I developed in college (in fact, I actually still have some of those notebooks in a drawer!) and has persisted ever since.

Despite the fact that I don’t think I’ll ever really stop using notebooks, I have been trying to go as digital as possible. Case in point: Not long ago, I shared how I take notes using Bamboo Paper.

But for quick little notes, personal reminders, and ideas, that’s a bit overkill right?

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My Day-To-Day: Path

Earlier this year, I talked a little bit about how I deal with social media during the day-to-day. In that article, I shared that I’m a big fan of Path. In fact, I said this:

Yep – I actually use Path. I know, I know, few do, right? But the thing about Path is that my immediate family and my closest friends all use it so I’m actually able to get the benefit of using that particular application more so than any other.

Months later, I’ve continued to scale back my social media involvement to the point where I’ve killed my Facebook account, I don’t use Instagram or any other social service, but have continued to use Path as they’ve continued to grow their service, and I’ve enjoyed every feature – and the frequency thereof – that they’ve rolled out throughout the year.

At this point, the only two social networks that I’m currently using are Twitter and Path.

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My Day-To-Day: Taking Notes with Bamboo Paper

Bamboo Paper

For the most part, I try to keep the majority of the work that I do stored digitally. This usually includes using tools like:

When it comes to taking notes, I’m no different. Now, I’m not 100% digital – there’s still nothing tops sketching in a moleskine or on paper – however, there’s something to be said for being able to carry nothing but an iPad and a stylus for taking notes.

And when it comes to that, I’ve found no better application than Bamboo Paper

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