I had a great idea for a newsletter this week. It came to me right while I was editing videos and I thought, 'that's so good, there's no way that I'll forget it.'
Don't worry, I'm not going to bury the lead here. I totally forgot it.
Now, if this was the first time that this happened to me, one might understand and have some compassion. Fact is, this happens more often than I can believe, and still happens with some regularity.
This isn't so much a blog post or piece of advice as it is a public service announcement, and here it is:
Have a strategy
Now more than ever we can capture our creative ideas for later exploration. The resources include but are hardly limited to:
dumb phones that can text
Pen and paper
Pen and forearm
Pencil and paper (my personal favorite)
the margins of books
the margins of library books - in pencil only and erase it when you copy it out of there.
and so on.
What is your strategy? Do you have a strategy? If you don't, might I suggest now is a good time to consider what would work best for you?
Don't be like me.