The KonMari approach to online content

There are various posts on the web by people comparing Marie Kondo’s KonMari approach to organising your house with your web content. One reason for this is because there are some similarities between the two activities.

The KonMari Method™ encourages tidying by category – not by location – beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items.

Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy.

Thank them for their service – then let them go.

The six basic rules of KonMari are:

  1. Commit yourself to tidying up.
  2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
  3. Finish discarding first.
  4. Tidy by category, not by location.
  5. Follow the right order.
  6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy.

If we reframe them for online content, we could come up with a list like this:

  1. Commit your organisation to managing your content.
  2. Set goals for your content – define what is its purpose.
  3. Remove the content you don’t need before you create new content.
  4. Manage and audit your content by putting it into categories.
  5. Audit your content in the right order.
  6. Only keep content that is:
    • Usable
    • Findable
    • Credible
    • Desirable
    • Accessible
    • Valuable/legally required

What would be your KonMari approach to online content? Do let us know.

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