Happy February and welcome to another round of My Favorite Things, the linkup for all things wonderful. My partner-in-crime Eirene will be hosting this month so head on over to her blog and tell us what you love!
Following the reflection of how I approach social media, I’ve rearranged the way I consume content online into something more structured. I have also redirected my need to log everything I do into something a bit more useful.
Instapaper was sitting in my phone without much use, but I’ve decided to give it another try to save articles I wanted to read at a later time.
I follow a considerable number of blogs on Feedly spanning all sorts of topics. Admittedly, not every post catches my interest so I’d go through my feeds, save the articles that sound good on Instapaper, then mark everything as read. This usually takes me a few minutes whenever I take a short break from work. I can then read everything I found interesting when I have time for it. I also use Instapaper for articles I stumble upon on Twitter or anywhere else I happen to be online.
It’s been working out really well for me. Makes me feel less overwhelmed. I might miss out on the moment when everyone else is talking about an article, but I can absorb the information more readily since I only read things when I have the presence of mind now. Any article I’ve finished, I delete. The ones I enjoyed get bookmarked. Easy and simple.
Journey is a beautifully designed diary app for your phone. It supports photos, videos, and private geotags for travel, and it even contains inspirational quotes to get you writing. You can also put in a passcode so that only you can access your entries. Great for jotting down thoughts that you prefer to keep out of the public (not that I have anything salacious going on, my everyday life is pretty boring lol).
I’ve been using it primarily as a health log. Just typing down how I felt whenever I can, if I had any migraines or muscle pain from exercise, and how my general mood was throughout the day. It’s very therapeutic, and since I don’t feel the pressure to write for an audience, I’m much more uninhibited. Although uninhibited me apparently likes to write in a lot of choppy sentences. 😅
I found Little Memory recently, and it’s so cute! Little Memory allows you to log a little blurb on what you’d like to remember on each day. You can look back on these memories later on and even set up mobile notifications to remind you of them. It’s anonymous in the sense that you don’t have a profile you can share, and there are no users attached to the memories display publicly either. it’s just you and all these other human beings, releasing good vibes and memories to the figurative wind.
That’s it for my favorites this month. Now it’s your turn! Check out the rules (more like guidelines) below and tell us what you loved!
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