See also: the list of current contributions to this meme.

GTD MemeIt’s been said that “Curiosity killed the cat”. Well, not for me. I’m a firm believer in “Curiosity educated the cat!”

I don’t know about you, but as a GTDer I’ve always been very curious about other people’s GTD setup. Having switched GTD setups a couple of times myself, I know it can take some time and experimenting to settle on a specific GTD setup that is most suited to you. To save time, money and effort, I think we can all learn from each other’s GTD setup!

Every time I hear, read or preferably see something about somebody else’s GTD setup, I learn something new. It either gives me an idea for my own GTD setup, or it makes my belief in my own trusted GTD system stronger. By the way, a good GTD setup is not just tools to me. It is a combination of good habits supported by the right tools.

In order to make everybody benefit from your experiences and the choices that led up to your current GTD setup, I am starting a GTD meme here about your killer GTD setup. Read on to find out how to participate!

Starting a GTD Meme: Your Killer GTD Setup?

Participating in this GTD meme is simple and possible for both bloggers and non-bloggers. I am asking you to:

1. Write a blog post about your killer GTD setup.

If you are a blogger, I would like you to write a blog post about your killer GTD setup, including (but not restricted to) the following questions and topics:

  • A description of your GTD setup and its main components (e.g. habits, techniques, tickler, desk, software, calendar, reference system), preferably with pictures of course.
  • An explanation why this is the GTD setup to end all other GTD setups (for you, that is!) Please don’t just list what your setup consists of, but focus on why it works so well for you!
  • How long have you been using this particular setup, what other GTD setups did you try and why did you discard them?
  • What’s the most essential property of your killer GTD setup that keeps you from falling off the GTD bandwagon? In other words, how and why does this particular setup succeed in keeping you going with GTD where other setups have failed?
  • Oh, did I mention to include many pictures to illustrate your point? ;)

To make it really clear: of course I would like to read about your perfect Web 2.0 GTD app, but please don’t restrict your post to one particular tool. Write about your entire GTD setup!


2. Include a link to this article in your post

To make sure that other people can find the details about this GTD meme, I suggest you add a link to this article in your blog post. I would also appreciate a short e-mail to gtd [at] marvelz [dot] com to tell me when and where you have written about your GTD setup.

3. Tag other GTDers to write about their killer GTD setup

In order to make this meme spread among as many GTDers as possible, I would like you to tag as many people as you like. This could be another blogger or this could even be one of your faithful readers. If you tag somebody, please refer them to this post so they will know exactly what to do to continue this meme.

4. I will write a blog post about everybody’s combined effort

Obviously, this requires no effort on your part, other than to let me know what/when/where you have written something about your GTD setup. I am committing myself to writing a summary post about the highlights of the GTD setups of those who participated in this GTD meme. This will of course include a description of my own killer GTD setup!

What to do if you don’t blog?
If you’re a non-blogger, but you are a GTDer, I would like you to participate in this GTD meme in very much the same way as described above. However, instead of writing a blog post, I encourage you to send me an e-mail (gtd [at] marvelz [dot] com) and/or to add a comment to this post!

OK, enough already, let’s get this thing started!
To get this GTD meme started, I am tagging the following bloggers: GTD Wannabe (I know you are currently looking for a new GTD setup), Matthew Cornell, Jeroen Sangers (in English please! :) ), Stephen Smith, Andrew Flusche, Jennifer George, Glen Stansberry and Dragos Roua.

Even if you’re not tagged by me or some other GTDer, I encourage you to participate in this meme!

Thank you for participating in this GTD meme and for sharing your killer GTD setup with all of us!