I’m a bit of a neat freak, I admit it. Call it OCD, call it germaphobe, whatever makes you happy. lol.
But In this case, I’m referring being organized in your online, or digital world. It is too easy to quickly get overwhelmed with different websites that you bookmark, or logins and passwords, or simply gathering your notes and thought to be revisited at a later time.
It took me long enough to realize “holy crap, I have a massive mess of saved web pages, and have no clue what the reasons were for”. I decided to finally take 5 minutes, and learn how to take advantage of the bookmarking capabilities of your web browser. For me, I do everything in the Google ecosphere. They make it seamless for all your information to instantly get synced on all your devices. This is phenomenal! All your saved web info instantly appears on your phone, tablet, laptop, etc… It just allows you to move on with your online life without a hiccup.
I created different folders for different activities. I created subfolders within for specific tasks, projects, etc… For instance within my investments tab, I have subfolders for: my banking and investment accounts, some stock newsletters I enjoy reading (and ultimately losing more money on. jk), and another folder for certain credit card websites.
In another folder titled “Trainings” are different courses that I’ve invested in through the years. I also have a subfolder for certain thought leaders that I enjoy keeping tabs on from time to time.
The great thing about Google is the ability to securely (allegedly) have your login and passwords ‘remembered’ so you don’t need to scramble to remember these for each of the 185 websites that you require this information. I highly recommend opting out of this capability on financially sensitive websites!!!
Check out Chrome Tips and Tricks for more helpful info
I am sure many of the other web browsers off the same, or similar functions, I just don’t use them so I can’t speak of them.
I am sure many of you already know this, (as well as the countless other great organizational functions), but sometimes we need a small reminder to help make our online lives run a little smoother.