OK let me explain; the Team at Dash Kitten often finds information we want to keep and read later – like our Business Plan from Blog Paws, or social media tips we value. So we want to ask, are we alone in cutting and pasting the information into a document to print off and read when we are not ‘working’ on our blog, or on social media?
*** You can review at your leisure, on the train or bus, waiting for an appointment. You keep all your sheets together in a cute folder and you don’t need a phone signal or batteries. Stationery freaks will love choosing their folder and paper for this!
*** You can scribble thoughts in the margin when you feel like it, not if the computer progam lets you. It’s a tactile, physical thing, using a different part of your brain.
*** You can doodle in the margin! Doodling is good for the soul – go doodle. If it’s good enough for Google it’s good enough for YOU.
*** Reading offline gives you a different perspective – you are not sat at your computer, you are part of the real world and different thoughts can inspire you. Remember J.K. Rowling writing Harry Potter in an Edinburgh cafe?
*** You are in control, you are not tied a desk, you can get up, move around, even screw up the paper in frustration and begin again. Imagine doing THAT to your tablet, or smartphone!
So, don’t stress if you want to keep some information – print it off. No printer at home? No problem! Grab an online storage account with Copy or Dropbox and visit an internet cafe (both links go to free storage) to print stuff off.
OK, let’s get some work done on the Blog Business Plan * grabs pencil *
‘Low’ Tech Editor