I used to use OneNote, desultorily, to keep some notes and, like, format them and stuff. Nothing aggressive in terms of data capture; just kind of a place that I’d sometimes into which I’d put data and sometimes out of I’d pull data.
About a month ago, I dropped OneNote for Evernote and started aggressively dumping anything and everything I thought I might want to return to into it. This is entirely a side-effect of it being so much easier to put information, meaningfully, into Evernote. Because it’s so easy, I’ve been that much more aggressive.
I’ve felt pretty dang good about this.
“Interesting? Bam– saved! Save it all, Search knows its own.”
Why is this relevant to the blog and interesting to you?
Today, I saw this post by Old School Terminator.
Old School Terminator is going into the pyre alongside our community page, about 150 of our old posts, a few smaller features and (for the time being) our other authors.
Although I totally grok burnout, I don’t really understand the decision to go back and delete content that you’ve previously released. It’s out there, it’d done: I fail to see how the decision to stop writing correlates to the decision to remove what one’s already written.
It’s not my content, though, so I don’t really get an opinion, I suppose. It’s a shame, because OST and DFG has really been a solid blog full of neat stuff over the years.
Where I’m going with this is: when you see something you think might be useful, save it. Don’t bookmark it. Don’t assume you’ll be able to Google it up later. Just capture that info in a tool (OneNote, Evernote, PDFs, whatever).
Links aren’t for forever.