I don't know about you, but as I scoot around bloggyville I find so many ideas that make me say, "Oooh, I want to do that!" At first I would save the web page in a folder or maybe just the picture, but it was getting way to time consuming and complicated. I would have this great idea, but have no idea where it came from to reference and had no way to search through all the cool stuff I was saving.
Enter Delicious or Del.icio.us.
I found this lovely little tool in March on Tip Junkie. Many of you may already use this, but if you don't you should!!
Delicious is a bookmarking site where you can catalogue any page on the Internet. And once you've saved them, you can access those pages on any one's computer! So, if you're at your friend's house and want to show her the amazing invites you want to do for her baby shower, you can pull it right up on Delicious.
Here's how it works:
1. Create an account and follow the prompts to upload the Delicious toolbar on your Internet browser. It will look like this once it is done:
2. When you're out blog-jogging click on the TAG button to bookmark that page (be sure you are tagging the direct link to that page, not the home page. Click on the header of the post to get the direct link). Give it a category (use only one word or it will put it in multiple categories). Fill out the description about exactly what you like on the page if you want.
3. You can find your bookmarks by clicking the del.icio.us button (the checkerboard) on your toolbar. All of your categories are listed in the right hand column.
4. If you click the blue square with the white bookmark on the toolbar it will list your categories and most recent bookmarks on the left side of your screen.
This has been a great way to organize all the great ideas I find out there. It makes them so much easier to find and document! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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