CLEAR THE CLUTTER AND PURGE THE POSTS

I AM not a hoarder in the classic sense. I do turn over my op-shopped wardrobe regularly. In fact, I had a good rummage through and mad...

I AM not a hoarder in the classic sense. I do turn over my op-shopped wardrobe regularly. In fact, I had a good rummage through and made a little space in there today.

What I hoard is information. Ideas. Pre-internet I filled folders and archive boxes with maps, cards, posters I liked, stories about neat things, good design, reports and natty projects. I pinned things to an actual board. I bookmarked things with, well, bookmarks.

Now, post-internet, I have things like Google Reader and Pinterest. Hallelujah.

However, even technology can fail me some days. This morning I was looking for a recipe I’d seen for Ranchers’ Eggs. The recipe had a twist. I couldn’t remember what it was or where I’d seen it. I checked my Pinterest Board headed Things to Cook and Eat. Nope. Not there. It might have been in my reader but it’s long since disappeared and I might have bookmarked, but clearly on another laptop or mobile device and I couldn’t be bothered checking.

Long story short, I gotta do something with this stuff I’m hoarding. Pinterest is great but, whoa, you could go over-“board”, if you catch my drift. I have four boards and am very strict. If I can’t pin it to one of those four, it’s not pin-worthy. Tough digital love. It’s the only way.

So, what to do? Truth is, most of the time I hoard things to show someone else. So, say, how ‘bout you gather ‘round and I’ll show you.

The flannelette shirt is the best part. What do you think? Could I wear it to work?
Seen on: Alix Rose

Two new books about blogging. Do you read about blogging? Does one need to?
Seen on: OH JOY and HOW ABOUT ORANGE
Handmade digital print tops. Simple but edgy. I'm not into pretty and there's a lot of pretty.
Seen on: Miss Moss

Badges. And you don't have to be a Girl Guide. Is it OK to wear a badge you didn't earn?
Seen on: Design Sponge

Ooh, ta for the purge. My Google Reader thanks you.
How much do you store in your reader? 

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3 comments

  1. Who has time to read about blogging? I barely have time to read my reader, for heavens' sake - though obviously I've trawled through it to find this (so worth it!)

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  2. Yea...go the flanny for work, sometimes I pick the most atroshious thing in my wrdrobe to wear to work and then set about making it uber cool, it's a challenge! But fun!

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  3. I can relate. I hoard. I clean out the hoard. I just hoard more. love that digital print shirt!

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