Monday, March 16, 2009
Has anyone noticed it's been at least three weeks since I posted my last weekly bright idea? I haven't gotten any emails or emergency phone calls bringing this obvious omission to my attention. No telegram, FaceBook message, or text message has alerted me that my bright ideas are missed. Therefore, I have to come to the unmistakable conclusion that no one notices or cares. But, that's totally ok. I am going to continue anyway, because I have SO many bright ideas! In fact, if you Google the term (in quotation marks) "Weekly Bright Idea", only my blog shows up. (Ok, to be perfectly honest, two others Weekly Bright Ideas show up too, but one has a comma after 'Weekly', and the other has a colon). In my mind, that means I am the only person in the known universe that publishes online, a Weekly Bright Idea. So I take this whole thing very seriously.
So, here it is, (drumroll please) my WEEKLY BRIGHT IDEA: Save! Save! Save! I'm sure all of you have endured the frustration and disappointment of losing hours of work because you forgot to save your layout, photo, or other design. Computer crash, program freeze, power failure, spilled drink, FATAL ERROR message.... all of these things have happened, or will happen to you! (Unless you have a Mac like I do, which is a different story- even Macs aren't immune from the occasional program freeze).
Here are some ideas to help you remember to save often:
1. Attach a sticky note to your computer screen with the words SAVE NOW! on it.
2. Every time you get up to go to the bathroom or get something to eat, SAVE before you go.
3. BEFORE you use the type tool, save. I can't tell you how many times just loading my 50,000 fonts has caused a little 'blip' to my CS3.
4. Save now!
*Edited to add: Just as I was about to post this, my computer did a little mini-freeze- good thing I had saved this! See?
Posted by Stefanie Eskander at 12:46 PM