Happy New Year everyone! I looked at my goals list from last year, and I don't think I accomplished any of them, so I'm not doing any resolutions this year, aside from my One Little Word (see a few posts down).
But this morning, as I sit here in my jammies, I accomplished something already. Sort of. Okay, here's the story. I've been reading a lot of messages in my Yahoo group about people signing up for Stacy Julian's Library of Memories that starts up here in a few weeks. Some of them wanted information, some of them wanted to be talked into or out of the class. I took it in 2007 and 2008 I think, when I was strictly a paper scrapper (aside from typing up some journaling occasionally). It was an awesome class, and really changed the way I thought about the meaning of scrapbooking to me. The photo/ layout organization, yeah, but I couldn't figure out how that would apply to digi- other than I have my 4 albums (us, people we love, places we go, and things we do), along with one for each family member. That stuck, but not the photo part.
So anyway, I do put my printed layouts in those categories, but my digital versions are quite another story. To track them, I always put them in albums by quarter- 2009 Q1, 2009 Q2, and so on.
Last week I was typing a reply to aforementioned Yahoo group about LOM. I was writing about the one lesson where Stacy explains how we think about memories. How we reminisce. When we're talking to our mom, dad, husband, brother, etc.... We think, "Oh, remember that time at the beach when..." and then "but remember this other time at the beach...?
"Remember that Christmas at Grandma's house...?" and then "but do you remember this other time at Christmas...?"
We don't think "Oh, remember back in June of 2007 when this happened..." then "and then the next thing in June 2007 when THAT happened....?" No, that's not how we think. Well, not ME anyway!
So why should we put our layouts in date order??
It just doesn't make sense.
So, I was telling the group about my printed albums. BUT, I just made my first photobook a few weeks ago. I was trying it out to see if they were as great as I keep hearing about. My digi organization is still in sequential order, so when I decided to do an album about my youngest son, I had to go through all these folders- 2007 (I didn't have many digi layouts in that folder), "2008 first half," "2008 second half," "2009 Q1," "2009 Q2," etc to find all my layouts about my son.
All that to lead to what I just spent a half an hour doing. It goes along with many New Year's Resolutions, although that's not what prompted me to do it.
Are you bored yet?
Here goes: I changed my folders for my web sized layouts. Instead of dates and quarters, I started one for each son, for me, for DH, for Things We Do, for People We Love, and for Places We Go. Oh, and for Special projects (like A Week in the Life and our Wedding Album).
Here's a screenshot:
Yes, I separated 2010 from previous years, and then at the end of 2010 I'll put all those layouts into the "pre" folder. This is just so I can find the more recent layouts easier for posting.
Make sense? Feel free to ask questions in the comments section.
Have a great new DECADE!!