at the 2005 national youth workers’ convention i went through a seminar with rob bell. he used the phrase “idea bucket” (something i’m sure came from someone else) to describe writing down various ideas, events, objects, etc. that might connect with a ministry idea later on. he has a secretary to organize these ideas. i usually just write my ideas down within my journal. it’s a great way of saving the idea but a lousy way of finding it later on when i need it. i’ve been looking for something that would allow me to organize and search my ideas. i think i’ve finally found what i was looking for in google notebook. notebook gives me the ability to store lots of random thoughts and then search them later. it would be even better if i could tag the random thoughts (which may be possible – i’m too new to google notebook to know for sure).
[tags]google, notebook, idea bucket[/tags]