This is the 14th day in a series: 31 Days of Memory Keeping. Check out all the posts here.
My laptop, along with my phone and a Paper Coterie journal. That is the one I use for my to do lists and other personal notes to myself.
I have had a lot of moms say to me, I’m not a scrapbooker.
I don’t have time to write down the things my kids are doing.
Then they tell me about their blog.
And I say, you ARE a memory keeper.
Blogging is an excellent form of memory keeping.
In fact, the full word “web-log” literally is an online log or journal.
I often use my blog to record milestones about my kids.
Now that I have Adeline, I often use the search function to see if I wrote about XYZ milestone for Elias 🙂
I also would definitely not be able to keep up with Project Life if it weren’t for my blog.
Did you know that companies are out there that will convert your blog to a hardback book? The few I know of are:
Though I have not used one of these services, I hope to at some point. I love the concept.
What I have done is used my blog to pull content from when making other photo books. For instance, since I blogged both of my kids’ birth stories, when I made a photo book about their first days, I copied that blog post about their birth into the photo book.
So, if you are a blogger, remember that you are telling your family’s story. And that is a valuable gift!