Monday, November 28, 2011

Sponsored Post: How to Save a Memory

Since the advent of the digital photo, I have been overwhelmed by all of the photos I have saved onto my computer and the fact that I rarely share them, other than the occasional blog or Facebook upload. I love taking photos, and I love the immediacy of digital (as well as the possibility of editing before sharing!), but I also find photo upload sites to be impersonal and just another place to store and "forget" my photos.

Thanksgiving 2011: Aurora's first pigtails, and the first time all of my grandparents' 5 great-grandchildren were all together in one place. It was definitely a holiday to remember!

That's why I was really excited to learn about LiveOn, a website meant to preserve memories and share them only with people you want to share them with (aka your tribe).

What I loved about the site is that it isn't about just storing photos, but about organizing your memories: important moments in time, milestones, events, etc. It's perfect for me because it allows me not only to collect photos, but to write/journal a little about events as well. There are some additional really neat features, including, my personal favorite, "Life Questions," where you respond to a variety of questions, like: "What is the most meaningful gift you ever received?" or "As a kid, what was your favorite grade/year and why?" The site will store these memories and musings even after you're gone. They keep everything in an online storage vault, which can be accessed even after you pass away--while that's hard to imagine for me, as someone just about to turn 30, it's also a pretty unique quality of the site. I always worry about my computer dying and losing all my photos or writings, but with LiveOn, you are guaranteed that your memories are safe!

As a child, Jayme and I would love sorting through old pictures and scraps from our grandmothers.  In today's digital age, it's way less likely our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be doing that--but LiveOn is like an online shoebox where you can store those precious things to share with your loved ones. 

Thank you again to LiveOn for sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about sharing and preserving your most important memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.