Closing loops

The other evening I wrote down a list of all my ongoing projects. It was very long.

I’m not hugely worried as in the last twelve months I’ve been more productive than I have in a very long time. However, some stuff is slipping. Sometimes minor, sometimes more important.

I’ve tried various solutions for keeping ‘todo’ lists, project information, etc. My main problem is that while I put stuff into the system, I’m quite bad at looking at it and being prompted by it. My only real win here has been calendaring, I now get emails 24 hours before things I’ve put in, and I’m pretty good at putting stuff in. I’m missing a lot fewer things I’d like to go to because of that.

As an example of something that’s not working, I often tag things on pinboard (delicious like bookmarking service) as ‘toread’. Unfortunately that usual means ‘wontread’; I’m pretty bad at going back and looking at the things. Often I tag such things when it’s too late or I’m too tired to reasonably absorb them – so the actual process of tagging them is useful.

What carrots do people use to keep on top of things? Any suggestions?

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s