So the way I do it is to store my illustrations electronically on Word files, within categories and then alphabetically. You?
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One of the great advantages of “web 2.0” is the ability to store things with more than one reference point. I’ve begun using a tumblr blog to store possible illustrations…the benefit is that I can “tag” each illustration with as many tags as I can think of. This will, hopefully, make them much more easy to find in the future.
I do all of the above. But, I also: (1)Store them in a paper file relevant to that text (2) Put them in a Libronix note with the text in my Bible software. (3) Put them in a sermon file I know I will be preaching in the coming months.
I file illustrations electronically on MS OneNote. Among my notebooks (others include exegetical notes by verse, miscellaneous talks), I have a notebook for sermon illustrations. Each section of the notebook contains a different category (news/in real life; humour; special events; literature; historical; etc) with each page holding a single illustration. On the page, as well as the illustration, I file information like possible verses, topics. The beauty of OneNote is that everything (including text in images) is searchable from a single place which make them easier to find and you can store most types of multimedia (pics, videos) there as well.
I store mine electronically and have made them available, along with the illustrations of several others, at http://www.passionforpreaching.net
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