If you are a guy or gal like me, who’s passion it is, to gather interesting information, synthesize it and talk/write about it later on, you know how valuable it is, to have your most important information accessible and right at hand at any moment.
Talking about and referencing information from multiple places such as books, blogs and studies can be difficult to organize and manage efficiently, so I have tried to come up with a solution for that.
In an earlier post, I talked about how to make a system for all the good quotes you read from different books, and today I will show you how to build a library of good studies for later referencing.
The system is basically the same as the one with quotes – completely automatic and searchable for later.
Here is how it works:
- I run into an interesting study
- I think about what basic conclusions I draw from it, but also how I would search for it, if I wanted to find it again.
- Then I tweet the link to the study, and let people know about my conclusion. I make sure that the tweet is easy to search for later on. It could look something like this:
- I also make sure to put in the hashtag: #Studies
- In IFTTT, I have an automation set up, that goes off, every time I tweet something that contains the hashtag #studies
- This automation makes it so, the tweet gets saved in an Evernote folder, I call Studies, without me having to do anything.
- The study has now been saved and archived for later referencing. Easy to search for and easy to manage.
Use this system for anything, you want to both tweet about and reference later, and you will never lose good information again.
Thank you for reading.