Jul 232010

Over the last two weeks, I realized that my system of bookmarking web pages wasn’t working all that well. Honestly, it’s my own fault. I never took the time to organize all of the ones I saved over the years and now it’s a mess. Herein lies my new obsession with Delicious.com.

It’s an organizational freaks savior. In order to gain access, like all web sites, you must sign up. In this case, you’ll need a yahoo.com e-mail address. No need to fret if you don’t have one, simply register. If you’re anything like me, you don’t need another e-mail address, but trust me, the advantages are well worth it.

Once inside, I felt like I opened to the door to some awesome secret underground web site only meant for the privileged few who were in the know. But when I started to navigate around, I realized that I didn’t have a clue as to how this site worked. It took me a few minutes after playing around with the site to understand.

All you need to do is add the Delicious menu bar to your browser. That way you can save your web pages with a single click. Just install and press “tag” whenever you want to bookmark your favorite web page and ta-da it’s saved. It really is that easy.

If you’re interested in organizing your bookmarks, you must use the tag system otherwise it’s completely pointless and a waste of your time. What the tag system does is help you organize your bookmarks under words or phrases that you associate with the page. For instance, I associate dictionary.com with Writer’s-Resources and that’s what I tagged it under. You can click your tags on the right side of the page and there lies your list of wonderful Writer’s Resources.

Now you can delete all of your bookmarked pages and join us in the modern age.

To view my Delicious, please visit: http://delicious.com/ninawilliams