I have not written anything here for some time, this is mostly because I’ve been very busy- perhaps a little too busy and not organized.
With the start of the new year I resolved to finally tackle the issue of getting all my thoughts and ideas from the last two years organized and write a plan of action for my Illustration portfolio development.
I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy going, and the last few weeks have been like walking through thick mud up a very steep hill with people throwing rocks at my head, but I’ve eventually come up with some planning and organization solutions that are working for me which I thought I would share here:
Portable Kanban is a portable Kanban booard for personal task management. I’ve found it great being able to see all of my ideas visually. It also has a pomodoro timer built in.
Keynote nf is a note taking application. I’ve tried many of this type of things over the years, but I really like this one.
Scrivener and Scapple
Scrivener is great for writing complicated things that need lots of cross referencing with other documents in one place. Scapple is a nice little brainstorming and planning application. I need these things for my project idea development and writing articles and long documents.
LibreOffice comes with a suite of word processing applications (all free).
And last of all there is good old elbow grease, willpower and determination… working on those.