Use This Simple Trick to Save Writing Time and Effort

(No, this has nothing to do with style)

Diona L. Reeves
Write A Catalyst

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“Where is that darn quote?”

I clenched my jaw as I scrolled through yet another stack of unhelpful files.

In my haste, I’d captured an insightful quote from X but failed to note the link. The author had way too many posts to scroll through, and even the X advanced search feature (which, I confess, I did not know was a thing until that moment) was less than helpful.

I leaned back in my chair, thinking.

The article was drafted some time ago, back when it was my common practice to grab screenshots of anything I found helpful or inspirational. I grabbed my phone and opened the photo gallery. Maybe what I needed was buried among the images of our cat doing pretty much anything photo-worthy.

If I could just find the original image, I’d be set. With it, I could confirm whether I liked or bookmarked the post on X. That knowledge still meant I’d have hundreds of posts to weed through, but it would at least pinpoint the date of capture. I then could use this info to narrow down the timeframe on both mine and the author’s timelines.

No such luck.

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Diona L. Reeves
Write A Catalyst

Thrives on being nicheless! Writes about life lessons, creativity, organization, and more.