This week’s post isn’t so much a paperless tip as a brief preview of things to come in 2014. It is also a request for topics you’d like to see covered next year.
A preview of what’s coming in 2014
January will likely turn out to be a special month, in which I provide a series of posts and tips on getting started going paperless. I’ve done these a few times, but I try to add something new each time, as my own processes evolve. Part of the reason for the “getting started” review in January is that Evernote is planning to host another Paperless Challenge–the third one I’ve been involved with since stepping into the role of Paperless Lifestyle Ambassador. I don’t have all of the details yet, so stay-tuned.
I plan on continuing alternating full posts and “quick tip” posts every other week. In part this is because the quick tips are short and easy for people to use and implement. In part it’s because they don’t take as much time for me to put together, and that allows me to continue to post every week. (It gets hard thinking of new things to write about sometimes.)
For the full posts, I am thinking about trying something new. Every other full post will be on a more advanced topic. This way, people who have moved beyond the basics and are looking for something more will have something to whet their appetites. The monthly schedule would therefore look something like this (assuming an average of 4 posts per month):
- Full post on some use case that I have used in my efforts to go paperless.
- Quick tip post #1
- Full post on some more advanced topic for folks who are ready to do more.
- Quick tip post #2
Of course, some topic hold more interest for people than others, and that is where you come in. So…
What topics would you like to see in 2014?
I am always interested in getting feedback on the series of posts. If there is a topic you would like to see covered in 2014, leave a suggestion in the comments below, or send me a message at feedback [at] jamietoddrubin [dot] com.
Also, if you have other feedback about the series you’d like to leave, suggestions about things other than topics, complaints, criticisms, or examples of how the series has helped you out, let me hear those as well. I get the feeling that this series of posts is generally popular, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. So feel free to leave your comments, criticisms, complaints, examples in the comments as well. Or you can email them to the same address as above if you don’t want your comments to be public.
Coming up through the end of this year…
I head on vacation with my family for 3 weeks beginning this Saturday. There are 3 Tuesdays left in the year, and that means 3 more posts. Two of these posts (December 17 and 24) will be “reposts” of the two most popular Going Paperless posts of 2013, for those who might have missed them. This allows me to schedule them ahead of time, and actually enjoy my vacation without having to stress over writing new posts.
The last post of 2013 will appear, appropriately enough, on the last day of 2013 and is a review of all of the posts of 2013, including a listing of the most popular posts of the year.
Finally, I want to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to read these posts, and especially to everyone who takes the time to add their comments, or send me email with suggestions, or telling me how the posts have helped. I know that many writers says this, but I have the best readers in the world. Thank you for continuing to read.
If you have a suggestion for a future Going Paperless post, let know me. Send it to me at feedback [at] jamietoddrubin.com. As always, this post and all of my Going Paperless posts is also available on Pinterest.
Last week’s post: Quick Tip: Using Evernote to Create a Quick, Ad Hoc Thank You List for Holiday Gifts.
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