Who even takes notes anymore … #OpenBlog19

From the list of ideas/themes submitted to the #OpenBlog19 Google doc, I thought I’d pick up this idea that was posted – ‘Who even takes notes anymore …?’

In the past I’ve written about the way I’ve changed my habits when note taking in meetings and at events, from Sketchnotes to Threaded-Tweeting. What has ultimately brought about these changes is both personal and professional.

My handwriting is awful. It has always been more squiggle and mess than well-formed and readable. Over time, and reliance on email and digital communications, my writing has got worse and deteriorated to the point I wanted to try something different, something that might make/help me make meaningful notes. I found I would use lines and shapes in my notebook more often than actual words or lists or meaningful ‘notes’, which was when I found Mike Rohde and his Sketchnote Handbook.

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