As a memory keeper and writer, I value recording life's stories. But this habit is something that has only developed in recently years, especially since forming my Project Life habit. While I have always been an avid photographer, I usually didn't record more than “prom 1999” or something like that. I didn't write about how I felt, the story behind the photo, etc.
My guess is you can probably relate.
We all have 1000s of photos just waiting for the stories to be recorded. The popular “Throwback Thursday” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. encourages people to share old photos. My feeds are full of photos of 80s hair and tiny babies every week. But typically, we don't go deeper than that.
Starting this coming Thursday, April 16 and every Thursday thereafter you are invited to share your Throwback Thursday Story. The concept is very simple.
- Post an old photo to your blog and then write the story behind it. The story can be as long or as short as you want.
- Then come here and link-up on Thursday!
- On Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter, tag the image #TBTstories.
It is my hope that this will gain momentum and that as a community we will begin to get down stories from our past – from the summer lemonade stands to vacations of a lifetime. Your story matters.
Imagine if you do this every week! You'll record 52 stories that previously resided only in your memory. Getting these stories down is valuable and important. It is a tangible way to leave a legacy.
I'm still formulating my own approach. I think I am going to do a mix of my childhood-college days and old photos that have been passed down to me. It is going to be fun, inspiring and easy because there is no right or wrong way to do it.
Please join me this coming Thursday for the first ever Throwback Thursday Stories link-up.
I'm so excited and hope you are too. If you are on Twitter, please consider tweeting to help spread the word:
Tweet: Do you do #tbt on Thursdays? If so, join @jessicanturner for the new #tbtStories launching this week. http://ctt.ec/GM6D3+
Also, here's a cute little graphic for you to use in your post