Man, the back to school time has been really crazy this year! I don't have any kid and I'm not at school anymore, but I still feel the combination of excitement and stress of this time of the year. I expecially had (and still have) a hard time with getting back to my routines and managing a big change at work. Add to that some personal issues, and you get a pretty good picture about why I didn't blog since... errrr, way too long! LOL
On my permanent quest for efficiency, I recently discovered two fabulous tools.
The first one is very inspirational (and hence help my scrapper's efficiency! LOL): it's vi.sualize.us. You can bookmark the images you like wherever on the internet and tag them, then they all get on your account there. How many times have I wished "Oh, I love this, wish I could mark this down for further notice!" I usually ended up bookmarking the page and then forgot about what took my attention on the image (if I ever think about looking at my bookmarks!). And with the tagging feature you can organize your inspirations, that's just great! Here's the link to my favorite images. You can even get a feed to people that share your interests' page!
And that leads me to my new favorite tool: feeds. Okay, I know I'm totally out of fashion here since feeds exist since a looooong time, but I just discovered this concept and I finally understood how to use the feeds. I'm using feedreader to keep track of all the blogs, sites, vi.sualize.us accounts that I like. I don't have to browse every single blog as I used to, I automatically get new posts in the feedreader. What a time saver! I can now get every update in about 15 minutes daily, when it used to take me twice as much time!
On another note, I also discovered Martha Stewart's site... Yeah, I know, it was about time! As for the feeds, I'm the trendiest girl ever, ain't I? LOL Anyway, I really like it. Of course, not everything is doable for "normal" people like me (= with only 24 hours a day and no super powers), but I found some great inspirations and tips.
That's it for now. Take care!