How to Make 'I'll Come Back to That Later' Work For You!
Get value out of the content you read and if you can't read it properly store it for when you can.
Do you return to content you didn’t have time to read first time round?
These days we’re all so busy. We rarely read anything we see online in full which is often a shame as there’s so much great content out there that has been tirelessly hand-crafted and considered. But there’s just not the time in our day to day lives.
So what do we do? Click away and lose potentially valuable insight that is at our fingertips in favour for another silly cat video on facebook or a few seconds glance at another blog post or news feed that catches our eye?
In fact the answer can be yes and no. But how many of us utilise bookmarking effectively and return to read our findings at a more suitable and focused time?
We don’t always have time to read the pearls of wisdom that cross our paths but savvy bookmarking is really helpful and will allow you to capture all those insights and help you retrieve them on a better day or when you are seeking it out.
So next time you come across something interesting that you just don’t have time for, do it justice and bookmark it rather than skim and scoot on. And I don’t just mean ‘star it’. Create relevant folders for each subject so when you do have time it’s easy to find.
Personally I have bookmarked folders for content ideas to help me curate blogs, for links to client sites, for work flow apps and platforms I like, and others relating to specific topics I’m interested in.
In short I feel less guilty when I don’t have the time to read something properly because I store it well and come back to it another time. And when I have read it in full, then I can delete it from my bookmarks and move on to the next gem out there waiting for me.
If you’re not doing this give it a go and see if you get more out of the content you’re reading in full than you would have if you had just skimmed it.
Of course the alternative is to train yourself to effectively speed read!?
Have a go and let us know how you get on – need any help – give us a shout firstname.lastname@example.org