Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A little less complication....

Have you ever felt like your brain is a traffic jam, like Jessica does?
I have a few solutions that may work for you.

As I set out to really grow this tiny blog of mine, I knew that between the full time job, the full time hubby, and the double full time baby and pets... I would need a way to keep things organized and easily accessible.

Exhibit A: We house all our photos and music and such on our desktop (does anyone know what that is anymore?), the iMac. Once I started blogging all the time and commenting non stop on other blogs, joining stumbleupon, blogfrog, etc... I was in the back room alone a lot and my hubby missed me.

This led to...the new laptop, the MacBook, so that I can blog in the living room amongst the brood.

How - without a big time suck, do you get the photos and documents from A to B?

Thanks to Donald, I now have - Dropbox.

You install it in about 2.5 seconds on each computer. You put the photos in the dropbox, go to the other computer and whala - in the dropbox. ALSO - you can login online and get to the dropbox too, so you really can access what you need from anywhere. You can add documents too. It's awesome and F-R-E-E!

Exhibit B: Blogger, as happy as I am with them, makes me nuts because if you create a draft, come back the next day and post it - it posts it as YESTERDAY (or the day you started the draft). What? So when doing Friday Face, I would look a little short of cards in my deck to post it on Thursday, no?

My solution?


I have been using Evernote for some time to make my Target lists, reminders, etc from my phone (there's an APP!) Now, I keep a running blog idea note, and I also write my drafts on it. That way, again, no matter where I am, I am copy and paste into blogger, polish it up and post it. I can write from my phone while in the Dr's office, in the car with Lee, waiting on a meeting to start. Pretty nice. Also F-R-E-E.

I have tried and tried to think of a 3rd something, but I just can't. These 2 things have helped me so much in the last month. I hope you like them too!



Tiffanie said...

Thanks for sharing! I need these two things in my life.

Chloe said...

Oh thanks for sharing!
I may download it tomorrow!!

Cherie @ Lots of Jewels' Blog said...

Hey, found you over at FTLOB! Love Lola, Teddy, and Lilly! Of course, Baby Nash is awesome too!

Looking forward to reading your posts.


Kate Weber said...

Dropbox is incredible isn't it?! I have two computers and it just made my life SO incredibly easy. I don't know what I would have done without it!

I'm new to your blog! I found you on FTLOB and can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog as well!

Simply Kate