E N Brown
said 1 year, 2 months ago:
You know, this reminds me of databases I have as requirements for certain types of businesses. I’ve hooked up one client with another where they do business with each other for different areas of the same type of biz. Lots of people notes so I can keep track of the folks and not just the business at hand.
My son has masses of religion and theology links organized in a spreadsheet (or database?) just as your friend does. Maybe we should get them together.
As to “your needs” – I liken this to being the same as “the next big thing” in social media. There is at least two new “big things” each year (or one, whatever). The biggest thing that’s new now is Pinterest. It will work for some people but not for others and the only way to know if it works for you and your needs is to give it a spin. There we are again – will it turn out to be good or a big fat time waster in the long run? How to measure ROI on the time spent to pin hundreds of images (still some copyright issues to be settled there, ahem) and what business we gain through doing that.
We each have to figure out what works for us (and might work for clients) and what will not work for the type of business realm in which we find ourselves. Going with the flow is not always best and when it’s not the best for us, sometimes it’s better to not say so, you know? I’m not a follower of trends as much as many web developers. I want to know something works and works well, before I invest time or money.
Trendy is uh, sometimes, just a flash in the pan. (Another .02, worth about that much!)