Upcoming Changes to the Going Paperless Column

First, don’t panic! Nothing is going away. I am simply making a change to the weekly Going Paperless posts that will make my life a little easier. For a year and a half now, I have been doing these posts weekly. I’ve missed a week here and there but if you look, you’ll see there are 77 weeks worth of posts. But it comes with a price–and that price is that I stress out a little each week wondering what to post about.

To remedy that stress I am going to be doing the following:

  1. A regular, in-depth Going Paperless post every other week. This should help reduce the stress of coming up with a good topic every week.
  2. A regular Going Paperless “Quick Tip” every other week. This will ensure you still see a post every week.

So, tomorrow’s Going Paperless post will be the first of my “quick tips” and October 15 will be a regular in-depth post. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Not to belabor the point, but under this schedule, October would look something like this:

  • October 1: In-depth post
  • October 8: Quick tip
  • October 15: In-depth post
  • October 22: Quick tip
  • October 29: In-depth post

What is a “quick tip” post? Well, tune in tomorrow for a specific example but it will typically be a short post that illustrates how to use Evernote (and various other tools) do do some quick, practical activity in a few short steps.

So you still get a post every week and I can relax a little a shave off a little stress. It’s a win-win.


  1. Jamie,

    As a loyal reader, I can do more to suggest areas of interest for you to consider. So below are my “Top Topics” I would love to have you address in an upcoming post. I also encourage all your regular readers to submit “Top Topics” of their own. Come on people! Let’s give Jamie some good ideas so he can keep helping us!

    Tom’s Top Going Paperless Column Ideas:

    1.) Ways to encourage/reward the other people in your life to participate in and support your choice of a paperless lifestyle.

    2.) Ideas on turning young kids (e.g. ages 5-13) into Paperless people.

    3.) Buying a physical scanning machine (Doxie, ScanSnap, etc) vs. using a smart phone scanning app, which are the best applications for each? Does someone really need both?

    4.) The three automation scripts any user of both Gmail & Evernote should have in place.

    Hope this helps!

    1. Tom, these are great suggestions. Thanks so much for taking the time to post them. I’ve added them to my list and I should get around to these in upcoming in-depth posts.

  2. Love the new schedule idea. Both long posts and quick tips will be helpful. I also like the idea of a post about encouraging younger kids to go paperless.

  3. Tom’s question 1 is a great idea.

    I know you share an inbox with your wife. I’d like to know more about the process and how it can work. I’ve shared a notebook with my wife but it has just been a weekly food menu (so if I’m home I know what is planned for the evening meal and can do it).

    But how about more on sharing notebook ideas would be great.


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