I found sticky notes EXTREMELY useful. However, I need for my notes to be persistent when the .gnome2 directory, etc., are deleted. How can I explicitly configure a specific directory to save sticky notes?

I have looked at other sticky note apps. Knotes has many more options, but still I don't yet see how to specify a custom default directory.

I lost a bunch of important messages to myself when I deleted .gnome2 and etc. when my desktop got bodged. (Is there another way to do THAT?)

Thank you,