The Best Girl-Boss Tool

This post is brought to you by Wacom and Her Campus Media. I received the product free of charge.

I’ve been alluding a lot to a top secret project lately and while I’m still not ready to fully come clean with what I’ve got up my sleeve, I promise that you’ll all be in the loop soon! In addition to my sneaky project, I’ve also been taking advantage of break to work on growing my social media, creating a blog course, and continuing to produce content for Mostly Morgan.

I tend to bite off more than I can chew, and thus far I’ve miraculously been able to pull it off. I credit that to dumb luck, hard work, and an intense organization system. I am constantly talking about my need to write my ideas and lists down on sticky notes and in planners rather than organizing them digitally but I’ve always had big trouble keeping everything straight.

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Recently I got to try the Wacom Bamboo Spark and it has revolutionized my organizational system. The Bamboo Spark is a smarfolio that allows you to write with pen and paper and then send those notes digitally to your phone or computer. This combines my need to physically write things and keep my lists organized all in one place.

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The smartfolio is really simple to use, all you need to do is download the Bamboo Spark App to your phone or device, sync your account using the button next to the pad, and then get writing (or doodling, or mind mapping, or plotting, whatever!) My biggest worry when I was reading about the product was that it would be too complicated to be worth using, but I’m blown away by how simple everything about it is: set up, use, syncing, you name it. From the time I got it out of the box it only took ten minutes until it was functional (and half of that time was waiting for the app to download!)

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I’m working on my blogging projects over break and this has allowed me to get a lot of work done while I’m on the go without my computer or wifi. My purse is small, but luckily my Bamboo Spark is smaller and fits perfectly so I can have it with me always. I constantly seem to be thinking about blog things, so it’s nice to be able to quickly jot down any ideas without worrying about having to remember.

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My smartfolio also sets up camp right on my nightstand each evening because I tend to do my best thinking in the dead of night when I am too tired to get my computer set up, but my brain is moving too quickly to just go to sleep and work in the morning. It’s great being able to turn on my lamp, write all of my ideas down, send my notes to my computer, and go to sleep again.

For now the Bamboo Spark has served as an excellent tool for my entrepreneurial side, and I’m eager to integrate it into my school routine when classes resume in January!

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Bloggers, business babes, and students: What are you go to tools for keeping on top of your ideas and staying organized? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Shannon McAuley

    I find it hard to keep to a schedule but I do write down ideas. Instead of me trying to schedule which posts go up when i do a kind of check list where i look down my ideas list and cross it off once i’ve done it. Now if i ever am stuck for ideas i just look at my list.

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    • Writing down ideas is the best! I am a mess with sticky notes, note pads, and loose leaf paper! I’ve been trying to focus on consolidating (and remembering to keep my tablet with me!) so I can be more organized!

  • Hailey Morgan Rumbles

    Were you able to keep the Bamboo Spark after you published the post? What else do you use it for?