I’m sure you’ve heard of FAQs–Frequently Asked Questions. They’re a feature of almost every website about a product or service and they’re an easy way to get out of having to repeat the same information over and over again. But have you heard of an IFAQ–Infrequently Asked Questions? Probably not, because I just made it up. Let me explain…
Here’s a scenario you might be able to relate to: my printer stops working. I know this happened before, but it was several months ago and although I remember that I did something very simple to get it going again, I can’t remember what it was. So I spend a frustrating hour or two until I hit upon the solution again.
I don’t think it’s early Alzheimer’s because frankly I’ve always been this way. When I was a kid, one of my nicknames was The Absent Minded Professor (and that was just my parents).
Recently I hit upon the idea of creating an IFAQ for myself–a list of Infrequently Asked Questions. The frequently asked ones, I can remember. It’s the ones that come up every few months or less that are the problem.
Now when something comes up that I might need to know again in the future, I add it to the list. I guess when there are enough to make it a hassle to look through I will organize them by topic but for the moment it’s just one list.
If this happens to you, why not save time and avoid stress by creating your own IFAQ?Read More »