Digital New Year’s Resolutions for 2012

by Heather on December 29, 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, many people are talking about resolutions and goals for 2012. For me, the new year means doing some digital house cleaning and starting fresh.

Email– For 2012, I want to utilize Inbox Zero. My mailbox was out of control for most of 2011, sometimes having upwards of 4,000 messages in my inbox. It’s currently sitting at 118, but zero would be nice. Archive old stuff, delete stuff you don’t need and put things you need to keep in a folder. Sounds simple enough. Let’s put Inbox Zero to the test.

Organize files– Not only does this include the random files and folders floating around on my laptop, it also includes the multitude of things piled up in Google Docs, Drop Box and Amazon Cloud Drive. Drop Box and Amazon are full of music that has been been sent to me, shared and downloaded. I need to get it all in the proper place.

Clean out RSS Reader– Are there blogs I don’t read, blogs that are dead? I need to focus on the blogs that I really read and pay attention to and get rid of the ones I don’t even skim.

Pinterest Boards– I love Pinterest. I am have a lot of boards but feel like I need to be more concise. I need to consolidate some boards, make new boards and just generally stay better organized which I think will help contribute to the Pinterest user experience. Having a board called Random isn’t going to help anyone (even me).

Bookmarks– I bookmark a lot of things. Bands, articles I want to go back and read etc. I need to go through my bookmarks and get rid of the things I don’t need.

Evernote– I use Evernote a lot. I put down ideas for shows for Rubyfruit Radio, ideas for blog entries for this website, ideas for my clients I have with Ariel Publicity/ Cyber PR, and just random things I want to remember for later. I need to setup new folders and basically overhaul the entire thing to make it better utilized.

What are your digital resolutions 2012?


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