This is a review of the book The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving, edited by Brianna H. Marshall, published December 2017.

This review is kinda backwards! The book made so many points that I found interesting, surprising or important. So I'm going to jump ri...

Know your why

As always, there is no point in lurching into something unless you have a clear reason for doing so!

So ask yourself these two questions:

1. Which digital content do you want to rename?

2. What is the outcome you want to achieve by renaming them?

My answers: I...

If you are a content creator - say a blogger, or a YouTuber - you may have come across the idea of "Evergreen" content.

The concept came up in my Q&A article with Chris, and I want to take a moment to think about what it actually means.

Timelessness

Evergreen content will...

There are so many options for free digital storage packages: Dropbox, Sync, Google Drive, Outlook...

But free for you ≠ no cost.

Who is paying those costs, and why? The likelihood in most cases is that free storage is a loss-making product. The companies that offer them...

Step 1: Know your Why

As always, start off by deciding what you want to achieve by doing this. What are you going to need your archive to do for you?

Do you want the peace of mind of knowing you have copies of working emails? If something goes wrong, or you switch email...

You'll have already heard of the expression "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" to help you cut down on waste.

But for the last couple of years I have been working towards reducing the amount of paper I use. And the system I have devised is not so much "3 Rs". It's more like "RDK...

Why is backing up not the same as digital archiving? It is a question of longevity.

If you have stuff that you want to last for a long time, then you need to do more than back them up. 

What is the difference? 

Backing up is a process of making copies, that you repeat on...

Take this quiz to see how safe your digital photos are in the long term.

Now What?

Are you happy with your score? If yes, wooo for you :D

If not, and you are wondering what to do next, then head over to my How to Start Your Digital Archive article for a breakdown of how t...

Just because you are busy, does not mean you are at your most productive. The More Product; Less Process principle is about targeting your work to have the greatest possible impact. By cutting out activities that eat up your time, you can increase the amount of work yo...

I am super excited to be collaborating with Chris V. for this article. Chris is a designer, illustrator and maker based over in the US. She creates a digital artwork, and also shares her other artwork in digital formats. She blogs over at Octopus Connection, and she te...

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This week I wanted to share this fabulous video by Muchelleb. This is by far my favourite "Digital Declutter" video on YouTube! I love how straightforward her tips are, how no-nonsense her attitude is, and h...

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