Derrick Story calls it “Start where you are” when referring to organizing and archiving your photos. In other words, plan now for a new start and go forward with the plan with new photos in 2012 (or whatever start date you choose). Takes the pressure off of doing all your past photos.
If you already have a system then congratulations! For those of you who do not or have never considered one, here are some links where I explain how I do it.
When I was first trying to figure how to organize my photos, I started with a naming convention for them. In the process, the naming convention lead to how I organize my photos each year:
Oh, and this last step will save you a lot of time when you need to go back and look for photos in your library:
If you start thinking now about organizing your photo library for the future, you will be ready for the new year. If you have any questions or wish to share your photo organizing process, please, leave a comment below.