Notes from Alt: Online Organization

Not long after I starting spending significant time online exploring email, social media, and other websites, I discovered a problem: I was quickly growing overwhelmed.


So much great content! So little time! 


It appeared I was wading my way through countless levels of communication and the like while missing some of my most beloved blogs, my most enjoyable emails. And while I have since learned how to navigate my online experience, I’m always open to new methods of productivity.


That’s largely why Erin Loechner’s Alt Summit presentation last month on organizing one’s online life piqued my interested. Erin, of the popular blog Design for Mankind and an impassioned advocate of the slow blogging movement, provided suggestions on staying organized and maximizing efficiency while working, living, and playing online.


One of Erin’s key points, which is outlined in my Haiku Deck below, is this wonderful idea of Golden Hours. Erin suggests tackling your biggest, most creative, most ambitious projects during your Golden Hours: the time of the day you work best.


Anyone who follows me on social knows that my Golden Hours are between 5 and 10 a.m. My creativity is at its sharpest while rising with the sun each morning. In college, I was a night owl. But today? I’m an early bird through and through.


During your Golden Hours, click through my notes recapping Erin’s presentation and ask yourself: How can you make time to dive into your projects that matter most?


Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app for iPad


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>> A more detailed recap of Erin’s January 25 Alt Summit presentation is available at Design for Mankind.

4 Comments on “Notes from Alt: Online Organization”

  1. 1 erin loechner said at 11:32 am on February 13th, 2013:

    Ah, what a lovely re-cap! Thank you, Wendy!!! I’m an early morning gal, as well – the opposite of my college days. ;)


    Wendy Townley Reply:

    Erin, thank you! You certainly gave us some great tips at Alt Summit. Yay for organization!


  2. 2 Beth said at 12:39 pm on February 16th, 2013:

    Thank you for sharing Wendy! I love the idea of only blogging when you feel inspired. I aspire to have a zero inbox too but that one might be too hard for me. :)


    Wendy Townley Reply:

    Beth, you are quite welcome! Inbox Zero is ambitious, but it’s certainly worth working toward, right? Thanks again for your comment!


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