How utilizing bookmarks can help you find your muse again
Ever find the perfect piece to your creative puzzle only to lose it? Keep those stories, articles, videos, pictures, and other items that inspire from getting lost by utilizing your browsers bookmark app. You can also go old school and use an actual folder to save inspirational magazine and newspaper clippings as well as an actual bookmark to mark an inspirational package in a book.
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So here I am cruising along on the digital expressway in my suped up HP with a quad core processor and 8 gigs of dedicated RAM. After the perquisite popping in at favorite local spots, to catch some news and see what everyone is up to, I head off out of town, into the vast land of digitized reality where I hope to find my muse. I travel first down the information expressway, then down a search engine’s brightly lit highway, stopping at one scenic spot and another hoping to find it here, there, anywhere. I plunge further and further into the web, getting lost, looking in vain for my inspiration but not finding it anywhere.
Time passes, other things come up, the map to the place that inspired me so becomes ancient within my browsers history. Soon it becomes lost to time, all traces disappearing after an errant disk cleanup operation. When I decide to once again look for it, I can no longer find it, unable to conjure up even the first few letters after” http://”. I am, once again, forced to wander aimlessly through the wilderness once again.
Having lost informational inspiration like this too many times, I found that the best thing that I could do is figure out a way to get back to that one place. By creating a special folder in my bookmark app, I can now save the muse moments for posterity by bookmarking them, allowing me to go back to them when I need to. By utilizing bookmarking tools, you can also keep tabs on the things that inspire you. Aside from creating a special folder in your browser, there are also tools out there that will allow you to grab whatever piece of digital information that inspires you and keep it somewhere where you can find it later on.
Bookmarking can also be done the old fashioned way, using actual books and other paper based media. If you come across a particular passage in a book that you are reading that really motivates you, mark it, and, if it is not a book you borrowed from the library, mark the passage in yellow. You can also keep a folder where you can put inspiring things that you clipped out of magazines or newspapers.