by Dwayne Phillips
While looking at different things I used while taking a walk, I found a little file on the desktop of my computer called “Checklist.txt.” I created this early in the walk and used it often to help myself remember to do things each evening. I was, after all, a bit tired each evening and likely to forget something for a day or three. Items on my evening checklist (there are 17 things on this list. Wow, that was a lot of little things to do every evening.):
E-mail – Check my gmail account for incoming mail.
Twitter – Look to see what was being tweeted.
Facebook – Were any of my friends talking to me?
Linkedin – Were any of my Linked In colleagues talking to me?
Corporate E-mail – Check the email server of my employer.
Download iPhone photos to iPhoto – Move the photos I took with my iPhone to my computer.
Download camera photos to iPhoto – Move the photos I took with my camera to my computer.
Decide which photos go to Images Folder – This one required a bit more thought. What photos from the day did I want to keep in a special place for posting to the Internet?
Edit index.html in Images Folder – Move those chosen photos to a special area on my computer and label them as to their content and importance.
Decide which photos go to Wikipedia – A bit more thought here.
Decide which photos go to Taking A Walk blog – Even more thought here.
Put photos up to Wikipedia – This was some work, but I enjoyed enriching the Wikipedia pages for the towns I traversed. I was usually surprised what little, little towns had Wikipedia pages. I was also surprised what larger towns had photo-less pages.
Taking A Walk blog – I wrote the blog for that day.
Wayfaring.com – I updated the progress map I was using on Wayfaring.
Receipts and mileage entered into spreadsheet – Ah, accounting, but a good thing to do every day.
Backup – I backed up everything to a USB memory stick every day.
Reading – I tried to read some each evening. This was hard at times due simply to fatigue. Reading at least ten minutes helped me to sleep, and I did need a good night’s sleep.