Works For Me Wednesday
WFMW Idea List

by Janice

works for me wednesday

Last week I warned you that I was running dry. My Wednesdays looked like they might become “What Doesn’t Work for Me.”

But last week I went on a WFMW reading rampage. I must have read over 40 posts off Shannon’s Mr Linky list. And while reading all those brilliant tips, I started to remember some of the things I do that actually do work for me.

So, my tip for today is to write down ideas while you are reading the other WFMW tips. Just reading the other ideas gets my creative juices going and all of a sudden I am thinking of things that I do that work. Wow – a goldmine! So, I opened a word document and started typing.

Now I have a list of ideas that I will add to weekly that I can go to when I am in the “it is time to post and I can’t think of anything panic.”

And look – it works for me already!

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1 Nettie June 28, 2006 at 1:00 am

That is a great idea. I have a page in my blogging notebook for joting down ideas for WFMW. Thanks for sharing!

(You may want to edit your link at Shannon’s, it takes you directly to your June 20th WFMW post. )


2 Nettie June 28, 2006 at 1:38 am

Yay, its working now!


3 Lindsey June 28, 2006 at 3:06 am

Ha! It does work, doesn’t it??? :)


4 Rebecca June 28, 2006 at 3:10 am

That’s very smart – I keep all my Works For Me ideas in an EverNote list – free list-making software suggested by Kim from Hiraeth, I believe!


5 Jennifer June 28, 2006 at 3:11 am

Me, too! I have at least 5 piled up and am tempted to share more than one, but I then I think of all you veterans who are running out of ideas. I’ll let the list keep working.


6 lisa June 28, 2006 at 3:20 am

I too, have gotten great insiration from reading other peoples posts….


7 Lisa June 28, 2006 at 3:22 am

Excellent idea, thanks for sharing!


8 Katrina June 28, 2006 at 3:41 am

Great idea! I just started doing WFMW, but I already live in fear that my idea well will run dry very soon! :)


9 Amy June 28, 2006 at 4:18 am

Great idea because I am always thinking of things, but then I forget them…hmm…must be mommy brain!


10 Mom2fur June 28, 2006 at 4:48 am

I think that’s a great idea. I also think that, after a few months, some of us should post what we’ve tried and liked for ourselves from all these WFMW tips! (So far…I’m keeping menus and other every day household papers in a binder…and sorting my cutlery by type. Can’t remember who posted those ideas…but thanks!)
Maybe we should do a “Best of WFMW”!


11 eph2810 June 28, 2006 at 4:54 am

You are too funny. But the typing tip is a great idea while visiting other blogs :wink:.


12 Shalee June 28, 2006 at 5:25 am

I actually did this about 6 weeks ago. That’s what I’ve been running off of for several WFMW times!


13 Sandra June 28, 2006 at 6:35 am

Great idea, I actually started a folder in my bookmarks, and add all the tips there, every week I delete the old ones and add new ones that I want to try :)


14 abc momma June 28, 2006 at 6:48 am

Great idea. I like Nettie’s idea of a blog notebook too. I’ll be starting that today.


15 Kristen June 28, 2006 at 6:49 am

Great idea. I can never think of any WFMW ideas. I’m just not that creative. I’ll try the list idea this week and see what I c ome up with for next week. :-)


16 melnel June 28, 2006 at 7:29 am

I like this idea! :) Most of my ideas I have to be reminded of by those around me or by WFMW posts that jog my memory. And I’m such a big fan of list making… :)


17 Bethany June 28, 2006 at 8:04 am

There really are gobs of great ideas out there. I’ve been surprised how many of them really will work for me. Last week I called my sister with two ideas because I thought they’d really work for her.

Keeping a list on your computer is a great idea! Thanks.


18 Gabriela June 28, 2006 at 10:18 am

great tip, I always end up forgetting about half of them. Thanks! :)


19 Katherine June 28, 2006 at 4:47 pm

That is a great idea. It takes me through most of Thursday just to get through them all, and by then I’ve forgotten everything. I keep hoping one of these organizer-type ladies will create categories for everything so we can have all the tips at our fingertips!


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