The noob is a messy guy. My office is a clutter of magazine/newspaper clippings. I have my own system of organizing, but sometimes i find it hard to find certain files quickly. So i asked my future wife to help me with organization. I want to be organized not only for my offline businesses, but my growing base of websites. When you’re a webmaster, you have to quickly find login codes and referral links. This saves a lot of time, and we all know that time is money.
Everybody has their own way of organizing and everybody wants to be more organized. The key is to not make it so difficult. I know people(my wife) who have organizers up the wazzzoo. She has an electronic organizer, three multicolored notebook oranizer, and her iphone. We all have tools to help us with organizing but we don’t use it. It’s probably cause it’s hard to learn how to even use these complicated tools. Take the personal computer. Desktops are powerful machines. But most people use the most basic of functions. Word processing and internet. If you don’t know how to use a computer, you really don’t need an expensive computer. If all you do is surf the net and word microsoft word, buy the cheapest computer out on the market.
Bloggers spend a lot of time on their computer. Get yourself aquainted with your PC or Mac. Try out different programs. Both Macs and PCs come with basic programs that can be helpful in being organized. I know a lot of internet geeks have issues with Microsoft and Vista. I personally think it’s a great operating system. The thing i find most helpful is the search function. I know that you can install third party desktop search programs, but they don’t work as fast or well as the preinstalled vista search.
I organize most of my internet files in notepad or word. I put them in different sub folders. And i put all those folders into a folder i labeled “web”. And when i need to find something, i search on my desktop, and bam, it’s found.
Guys, get in the habit of using your personal computer. It’s your best friends. It’s the only tool you need to become a successful webmaster. It will help you up your organization skills.