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Why and Where I Keep Stuff

I keep my quotes on Tumblr. I save my favorite articles in Instapaper. I post my favorite photos on Instagram and the VSCO Grid. The remaining photos I upload into Dropbox. I record special moments on my Day One app. I jot down mobile notes into my Drafts app but occassionaly into Apple’s Notes app when I’m using the laptop. I build playlists on SoundCloud and YouTube.

There are times when I wish all this stuff was just housed in one place, if only to make it searchable. I’ve lost touch with Evernote. But I don’t mind going into different places to gather what I’m looking for. I finally got to a place where I use my own images for my blog posts instead of digging through Creative Commons.

As a blogger, I look for inspiration everywhere (on the street, in my Twitter and RSS feeds) but my archives are my most used source. My blog is the canvass where I try to put it all together. Everything connects.

Call me a hoarder. But I think it’s important to record life’s moments, observations, and quotable literature, even if we don’t revisit them again.

Nothing gets wasted.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.