I don’t know about you but I have always had ideas floating around my head, most of the time. Some of which I remember and write down at the first opportunity; some get lost forever or maybe they revisit me at a later date, and I get a second bite of the cherry. Over the years I have tried different methods of remembering them. I always carry a small notebook/diary with me and scribble them down; at one time I bought a small pocket dictaphone but when that broke I didn’t replace it. It’s always something I intended to do but haven’t so far, so I’m now in a quandary. Should I go ahead and purchase a new recorder or should I stick with my note pad and pen.
The dictaphone was easy to use but I was not always able to use it. If I was attending a conference or in a meeting it wasn’t always feasible to start talking aloud into a contraption when I was supposed to be listening to the speaker or the conversation; so I would take notes on a slip of paper which often was lost when I needed it.
With the note pad I seem to put down an idea and then add to it, which is fine but if I have had a succession of ideas, so consequently, lots of notebook entries; I then find it difficult to link the ideas and subsequent development hints together, if you follow my drift? If I have something interesting pass my brain, but I’m at work I sometimes jot it in an email and send it to myself; which works for me. But maybe there is a much better or simpler system out there that I haven’t even considered.
Anyone out there got any ideas?
I use pen and a mini moleskin when I need to jot something down and a voice recording app when I get ideas while driving. I think a mix of both is easiest. I will periodically synthesize my notes into separate files and organize the disparate thoughts.
Thanks for sharing. Didn’t think of using my mobile phone for recording. You have saved me the cost of a new recorder; so thanks again. It’s good to share