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365 Days (Almost) of Filo Photos

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It has been a year now since I started doing the Filo (or Planner) Photo of the Day challenge.I never thought I’d make it through a year.I figured I’d give up somewhere along the way.
I have to say that I have loved doing this.Following a daily photo challenge not only gives me an opportunity to be creative throughout the day, it has also forced me to look at the world differently: each day, each time I go outside, or even if I’m inside, I am given the chance to look at the world through the camera lens (or at least the camera lens of an iPhone).Everywhere I look, I am now looking for that golden photo opportunity.
I have seen so many in a year.And it has started a new hobby.
I am by no means a professional photographer, or even a good photographer.I am mediocre at best.I am lucky to get the shot at all, really.But the point (for me) isn’t so much the shot of a lifetime, as it is looking at the world in a new way and being creative while doing it.I try my best to capture what I’m going f…

Additional Organizing Apps and Services

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This is more of an addendum to last week’s post on organizing my online reading.A reader asked the question of where/how I save articles that I want to hold on to.I should have addressed this in that post, but really, I wanted to do a separate post on the online services and apps I use to organize many things, so this post will answer the original question as well as discuss other online organizing solutions.
To answer the question of where/how I store articles that I want to hold on to for future reference, I use Evernote for this purpose.In short, Evernote is a place to create notebooks and keep track of different types of information.Some people use it to create lists and organize their tasks.I actually don’t use it this way, though it is effective for such lists.I use it only for capturing articles I want to be able to access again in the future, though I have made lists within notebooks while planning a trip or two.(You can read more about how I use Evernote to plan a trip here.)
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