In my never-ending pursuit of organization, I almost did something the other day that is a traders worst nightmare.
Sending a fellow blogger the wrong trade package.
So because of that, I am the process of making a spreadsheet of the bloggers that I've traded with, so I can immediately tell what blogger corresponds to what blog and what they collect. I had a feeling eventually I was going to get confused (for me, that really isn't that difficult), but up until this point I had just saved emails that I had gotten in folders in my Gmail account. When I would prepare a trade package I would look for their name in my folders and then from there figure out what blog they write, go to the blog and find out what they need.
A recipe for disaster. Yes, I know. I'm still new to this.
I don't know why, but for some reason I was putting together a trade package for Sportscards From The Dollar Store while looking at the want lists for $30 A Week Habit. Yes they both collect Blue Jays, so I don't think Doug would have minded recieving those, but there was also a stack of 2013 Topps Series 2 that he did not need.
So my questions is, "How do all of you keep track with who collects what, and who belongs to what blog?"
Do you do a spreadsheet like I'm doing? Or do you rely on your memory? Or is it something else?
There is a happy ending to this story. Doug got the correct trade package...and Robert has some Blue Jays needs and Topps Series 2 needs headed his way.