I'm sure that everyone has their own process for tagging. Mine is that after acquiring new items, I download them into a folder called "To be tagged". I like to do that so that I can have time to go through them, especially with some of the big wonderful kits that have come out lately. Then after I've used the item, I tag it appropriately and file it under the Designer name (ACDSee). It is a good system that works for me. Tagging kits takes me quite a long time because I try to tag by colour, item, texture, pattern. When a kit has a ton of elements, it takes time.
The problem is that when I get busy, the second, and arguably most important part of the filing process gets put off. It is like having stacks of paper on your desk. You know what they all are, but filing them away becomes a bit overwhelming as the mountain climbs closer to the ceiling. That is what was happening to my tagging file.
Until this week.
I haven't been doing any scrapbooking this week at all because I committed to filing my "To be tagged" folder before I do anything else. Every night I plug away and do about an hour. Ten hours later and I am down to just 5 ITEMS. I am elated!
Time to go SHOPPING again!!!!