A note on lists of notes.

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Lists are great to get your ideas down, whether it be for writing, life or an art project. They are like milestones and road maps that can keep you on a course or help you see the big picture. Imagination Insurance Representative, Laurel Schmolze from Schmolze Labs shared with us how she uses lists.

A penchant for lists

I love lists and I cannot lie, you other brothers can’t deny when a list shows up with an interesting theme….

I am a sucker for lists. When there’s an article or blog post that starts with

  • “10 things about…” Or
  • “The top 25 stupidest…” Or
  • “15 ways blueberries can kill…” I am hooked.

[I’m also the target demographic for those quizzes that show the top 100 {insert item/place/food/book/romantic comedy/video game} and then you check off what you’ve seen/traveled to/eaten/read/watched/played and post your results on your social media of choice to show off to your friends acquaintances how freaking awesome you are… But I digress.]

I feel like making lists helps me get things done, remember things and feel productive. It’s a trifecta of usefulness. My favorite way to make lists digitally is using numbers. I especially to use nontraditional numbers. If there’s something I forgot at the start of the list, I’ll add it as item 0). If there’s something in between I’ll usually add a .5). Overall I think it shows a bit about my thought process. (see Figure 1)

On paper, I don’t usually do anything except write my items down. No bullets or numbers.

I hate bullets. It’s ok if you like them. But I think they are horrible. Also, they kill people. See Chris Rock explaining it. (NSFW)

 

Figure 1

 

ON MY iPHONE 

 

They’re all in a folder marked 

“DO IT”

 

I use at least

3

different apps

on my phone to make lists.

1.) Notes 33%

1.5) Reminders 66%

2.) Clear 100%

 

ON MY REFRIGERATOR

I have two stick-on whiteboard calendars. I use one as an ongoing grocery list, and the other for whatever.

1. GROCERY LIST

2. WHATEVER

ON MY MAC

I use the Stickies on my Mac.

  • I have them all over the place.

  • I minimize them and try to theme them by color.

  • I have lists of places to check out in Seoul, recipes, etc.

 

Technically TumblrPinterest and my browser bookmarks are also lists.

Even Facebook and Twitter are lists, if you think about it.

I don’t know if there’s a right way or wrong way to write lists but I like being able to cross things off  or delete items.

Do you make lists? How do you make them? Do you have a favorite? Bullets, numbers, alphabet, little hearts?

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