The challenge one often faces with a new toy is how to take best advantage of it, how to shape and structure it for optimum reward, both intrinsic and pragmatic.
This is no different with my new Moleskine notebook.
I did think of breaking it into sections:
- Blog ideas
- Personal ideas
as the photo at the top of this post shows.
However, upon reflection I realise that I am very much a ‘stream of consciousness’ writer, so partitioning my paper hard drive, as it were, is not how my brain works (much to Mrs BetterComms’ annoyance).
Rather than focussing on what I can’t do and attempting to re-wire my brain, I’m going to follow Kathy Sierra‘s excellent (as always) advice and concentrate on my strengths.
So the Post-It tabs have been removed and my Moleskine will be filled with ink in a strictly chronological fashion.
Now that I have the current litidigerati’s toy of choice and a nice fountain pen, I expect witticisms that rival Wilde and commentaries that eclipse Chatwin to pour like liquid gold from between the acid-free sheets.