Do you use pen/pencil and paper or an electronic device to jot notes?

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  1. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Do you use pen/pencil and paper or an electronic device to jot notes?

    I still use writing tablets, little note pads, post-its, pens and pencils to jot things down. I sometimes use the sticky notes on my desk/lap tops for reminders. What do you use?

  2. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I do. There are several tablets in my desk drawers, pencils and pens, too. I use these for jotting down creative ideas. For household reminders -doctor apts that need to be made, supplies to be picked up at the store- I use sticky notes.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too, bethperry. Same for me. Thanks for answering.

  3. Sunny River profile image60
    Sunny Riverposted 4 years ago

    I always use notebooks. I find my creativity stiffled when I try and write on a computer. Always a notebook first. I might kill more trees that way, but it works better for me. smile

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you, Sunny River, something organic about writing on paper. Thanks for answering.

  4. jaydawg808 profile image89
    jaydawg808posted 4 years ago

    I use an electronic device--my laptop to take notes.  I find it faster to type as opposed to write.  Every single thing that I write is incomprehensible when I'm rushing with my notes.  So I exclusively type notes on my laptop.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha, that's interesting, jaydawg808. Can't read your writing. That makes sense then to use laptop. Thank you for your answer.

  5. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    I always use paper or some form of tablet or sticky. It's easier for me, since my typing skills really suck & it would take a lot longer to try to entering it in some type if electronic device. In this instance, I stay old school.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, I find it easier and faster to just jot it down by hand. Thanks for answering, Alphadogg16.

  6. Book-Reviews110 profile image59
    Book-Reviews110posted 4 years ago

    I find it easier to physically write something down and notice that I remember it better than using an electronic device. Typing on a computer seems to simply reduce my creativity.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, Book-Reviews110, I get that. Our individual creativity does begin in the hand and fingers, transferred to pen to paper, then to keyboard. Thank you for your answer.

  7. Philuc profile image46
    Philucposted 4 years ago

    Yes, constantly.  Sticky notes and note pads are my favorites.  And to jot things down a pencil, followed by a fountain pen.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Fountain pen? Interesting, Philuc. Very cool. Thank you for answering.

  8. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 4 years ago

    Before I put a Hub-page together a few sheets of notes are needed. To do this I take a notepad and the basic information I need and scribble my notes down while I have a coffee in a MacDonald's a couple of miles away. Having got used to ignoring the screeches and wails of younger kids and the yells of the older ones as well as the younger ones' parents, I just plant myself at a table and scribble away.
    I might get a half-dozen sheets done on pads before I set off back home on the bus with the shopping I did earlier. It's hard doing it at home because there are too many distractions, what with the phone going off, one of the cats coming and sitting on my lap or getting up to do a coffee for the wife.
    Once I've finished my notes - after a couple of visits to MacDonald's - then I sit down and knock off another page here, together with images, or add some more pages to the current book (at least five). I'll be lucky to get to bed before 1 am (GMT).

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Love your answer, alancaster149. Sounds like an adventure. Half-dozen written pages? Wow. Very unique routine. Thanks for answering.

  9. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    definitely pencils and an exercise book. I always jot down my notes for hubs, articles, things to do, etc. Electronic stuff are always not around me. Troublesome to reach for them too

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So true, peachpurple. Thanks for answering.

  10. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 4 years ago

    I always use pen  and notepad as I an write quicker than type and easy to cross out and edit until almost the finished product. I usually make a couple of final changes when entering it on the computer but not many.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I do the same, Jodah, actually a lot of changes in the hubtool. I actually don't write the text as much as I used to, paper is for forming and jotting down titles and ideas. Thanks for answering.

  11. profile image59
    Edwin Brownposted 4 years ago

    I like to use a pen and notepads.  I have quick access to what I need without having to start up my computer.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, Edwin Brown. Thanks for your answer.

 
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