Today’s Talk Back subject: Do you keep all of the pages intact in your notebooks/tablets or are you ok with removing them?
In a perfect world I’d like to keep everything intact in all my tablets, spiral notebooks and bound journals. Why? Because in my mind, there is something both powerful and rewarding about seeing a tablet or book filled with ideas representational of a specific period in time.
In reality, my only rule is to keep bound books intact and sometimes spiral notebooks fall into that category, sometimes not. Tablets on the other hand, are regularly cannibalized for whatever task at hand.
I am most effective when I am able to work visually – which means sometimes spreading 53 individual pages out on the floor (or taping them to a wall) so I can get a better sense of how things fit together. These sheets can often be found clipped together and somewhat embarrassingly stored in gallon sized zip-lock freezer bags. (Though they are not stored in the freezer.)
What works for you? In or out?