Tech Goddess Makes Lists Work For Her

As far as self-professed nerds go — Carley Knobloch is the coolest.  I would call her a tech goddess in fact.  I’ve talked about her site former Digitwirl.com because I really think it’s great.  It’s a site dedicated to technology, apps, websites and products to make your life easier. Carley is also a featured speaker at BlogHer12.

She produces high-quality video and tips that are informative, quirky and cute.  I’ve shared a few here for you to check out and will continue to do that. Digitwirl is how I learned about Smore.com, which I used to make my “Lists & Libations” Meetup flyer.

Carley isn’t only a tech nerd…er goddess..she’s also a list maker!  So she’s this month’s featured list producer:

Q:  Why do you call yourself a compulsive list producer?

A: List-making is cathartic— you get everything out of your brain, and once it’s all on paper, you can really start to focus!

Q: What do you make lists about?

A: Groceries, business tasks, editorial ideas, kids lunch items, remodeling ideas… pretty much everything.

Q: How often do you make lists?

A: Once a day for sure. Ideally before bed, but if I don’t do that, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my brain is in overdrive. In that case, making a quick list in the dark is the best way for me to get back to sleep.

Q: What type of list do you make the most?

A: Current to-dos.

Q: How do you make lists?

A: My lists are all over the place, but my goal is to have them centralized. I use Asana, a task management app, for business tasks which I can organize by project. I also have a “Personal” workspace where I keep personal tasks. But I like pen/paper too, and sometimes that’s what’s readily available. So I have lists in my notebooks, but I try my best to transfer them over to Asana so everything’s in one place.

Q: How have you found lists help you succeed?

A: If my brain doesn’t have to remember minutia, it can focus on what it’s good at: Solving problems and doing the work. So making list frees me up to be calmer and more productive.

Q: Specifically what was the last thing you wrote a list about?

A: LOL— Guest blog posts I needed to write!

Digitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems. In 3 minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step. Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Become a subscriber to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at www.digitwirl.com. Be social with us @digitwirl or https://www.facebook.com/digitwirl

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  1. Jill Robson
    Jill Robson says:

    We could be twins Carly,haha. I make lists all the time, like you said if i didn’t i would never get to sleep at night. I am just finding my way around Evernote, which isn’t as easy as it seems, so i still rely alot on pad and paper.Oh and i also have curly hair, the twin thing again.Thanks again for all your great advice on your vlogs, I am loving them.
    Jill

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  2. Dan
    Dan says:

    I would recommend checking out http://www.Gtdagenda.com for an online task manager.

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.

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