Organize your digital life
This year I'm going to sort out my digital clutter, along with tackling my physical clutter. Erin Loechner of Design For Mankind (as well as First Time Around on the Babble Voices blog) gave a class at Alt Summit recently on how to organize your online life and she's shared her notes online. This has prompted me to make an outline for myself as well.
A few years back I reluctantly hopped on the Inbox Zero train. And you know what? It works for me. The general rules are: don't check your email unless you have time to answer what is in there, and once you open it, answer or sort everything you can. It took me a while to get into it, but now I can work through my email without feeling like it's going to destroy me.
Earlier today I came across Keith Rarick's Inbox Zero For Life which, like Merlin Mann's The DMZ, suggests putting all the emails you need to answer into a separate action folder. The idea is that by clearing out your Inbox and seeing it empty, you canRead More »from E-Harmonize: 4 Tips for Organizing Your Digital Life