Deciding to declutter your digital stuff is overwhelming.

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 how e...

How likely is it that your digital treasures will survive into the future? The answer depends on lots of things, including how much stuff you have, how spread out it is, how many copies you have, and how valuable it is to you.

Do you know how much stuff you have?

a) I ha...

We are about halfway through the Personal Digital Archiving Series. That makes it a pretty good time for me to sit down and think back over what I've learned so far.

What's the point of all this?

My mission is to help creative people care for the long-term future of...

Last weekend, I had some really interesting conversations with some really lovely people, about their digital stuff! I really enjoyed thinking about things from other people's points of view, and finding out about what people care about and how they care for it.

Here ar...

Here are some thoughts I had after reading:

Cushing, Amber L. ‘Highlighting the Archives Perspective in the Personal Digital Archiving Discussion’. Library Hi Tech 28, no. 2 (15 June 2010): 301–12. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378831011047695.

Looking after your digital tre...

Step 0: Why?

Why do you want to download your data from Facebook?

If your main interest is in photos, you'll find the photos on Facebook are of a lower quality than the originals. So if you are hoping for higher quality images, then try to find the pictures you took. Or...

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...

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...

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...

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Deciding to declutter your digital stuff is overwhelming.

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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