Do you have a "snag" file?
Ummm, what's a snag file, right?!
My snag file is a folder on my computer's "desktop" that I put all kinds of fun things in as I run across them on Facebook. Crafter's funnies, out-of-the-box ideas, really WOW cards, corporate shares from SU, great quotes--into the folder they go.
Whenever I make a color combo in TAMS, or make up a cute quote graphic in MDS, I make several and stash the extras in the snag file.
Then, on mornings that I'm pressed for time or just not feeling creative, I go into the snag file and there's plenty of meaningful content to choose from for my various social media accounts.
Those couple of seconds it took to right click and save the item to the snag file have paid off in many minutes saved on a morning I'm just not feelin' it. They've allowed me to remain consistent in my postings. And the photos and memes help spice things up so it's not just text-only posts getting shared around the clock.
In the old days, a file like this (an actual paper file!) was often called a "fodder" file--"fodder" for upcoming hard-copy publications such as a newsletter or newspaper column. Every time they ran across something (also in print) that they thought they could use to springboard an article, they cut or tore it out, and into the file it went.
In the digital age, we "snip" or "swipe" the cream of the crop quickly and easily with a couple of clicks. I use the term "snag" because I use it a lot in real life--but whatever you call it, it's a great concept. I guess Dora the Explorer's "No Swiping!" is still ringing in my head too loudly for me to call it a swipe file! : )
Here's a random sample of what I "snagged" just this week:
- an additional Special Offers share from the SU corporate page
- a photography tip
- a great quote from Gandalf about small acts of kindness
- a bombshell of an idea for a Christmas banner to post in November
- a Pinterest-worthy, super-easy fall decor idea
- a scrapbooker's joke
- an article on home party business to share with my team
- a gorgeous hand-lettered Scripture verse to share on a Sunday
- a motivational quote
Help yourself be your own social media manager by making use of a snag file. You will love the time it saves, plus how professional it makes you feel when you quickly and efficiently dispatch your social media duties for the day in short order and can move on to more pressing matters... and more stamping fun!