Sharing information on the Internet for most is a casual affair. They log on and post with a few taps of the keyboard and leave it at that. They could care less about organizing the files along the way or even using spell check at times. One of the aspects of my blog material is the endless file management. I have to process and filter a lot of pictures, research info and keep all of this manageable to some degree.
It all starts with a download from my digital camera after a trip. A folder is created with the date (yyyymmdd so they sort nicely) and all the pictures from that trip are placed there. It also helps if I do the picture editing in this folder as well but it doesn’t always happen that way and I end up doing the cleanup later. Then at the end of the year I can migrate all of that to an external hard drive for safekeeping.
My blog posts are also managed but this organization is streamlined into categories rather than specific folders. This is done so that I can review the posts, articles and whatnot in a glance for a specific subject or titled post. This comes in handy when I think that a subject might have already been covered or I may wish to re-submit on another venue for some reason. When first starting out I was in complete chaos with my fishing file management. Even my current fishing forum submittals would be lost in the shuffle. Now that a little forethought and discipline has been employed it makes the whole situation easier to work with. This is probably something most are already doing in some fashion. Hopefully there are one or two bloggers out there that are possibly drowning in the file chaos and looking for the answer. With an added external file storage system and a little self-discipline you can at the very least find stuff easier.
Good luck and good fishing