About a month ago I was running out of storage on my computer so I started deleting unneeded files and whatnot. I went on a deleting spree, thinking I was doing a good thing by emptying all kinds of folders and bins ... until I realized that 4 months of photos got WIPED OUT COMPLETELY.
Literally, all that was left were the thumbnails and when I clicked the photo a giant black question mark popped up. And this included the holidays and a few other big family events.
I wanted to vomit.
Double devastated because I hadn't printed them yet.
I typically print every few months and then organize and store our photos because I'm a fanatical maniac when it comes to our family photos. I hadn't done this in MONTHS and I was irate with myself.
Sick to my stomach and on the verge of tears.
Well, you guys.
You know how I blog dozens of pictures of our family life in my posts? Some of you may think, "geeze lousie, do we really need to see 28 pictures of her kids in their Halloween costumes? And 56 of them on Christmas morning?"
(Duh! Who wouldn't want to see that?!)
Well folks, I am triple dog thankful I do that because my photos were SAVED!
I upload my photos to Flickr before blogging them and thankfully you can print your Flickr photos, and my pictures were rescued!!!
I would have DIED if I lost those photos forever.
One of my biggest life fears is losing photos, and hence losing memories. Because photos jog my memory all the time of things I would otherwise forget in this very crowded brain of mine.
Blogging saves lives, people.
Just do it!
(And post more pictures than anyone could possibly ever need to see! You'll be glad you did.)