Documenting the story of this beautiful life of mine in photos.
Ah, yes--have to have that external drive! It's kind of ironic how our expectations have changed so much in 20 years. It IS tedious to deal with file storage. And yet, it is also amazingly efficient, if you compare looking through shoe boxes full of photos and negatives, selecting which ones to print, going to the photo processor, waiting a week, picking them up and then taking a few hours to put them into albums. That's how I used to assemble my boys' baby albums.
I don't particularly like our external drive! It slows things down, but it is helpful to be able to unload them (although it doesn't help when it drops on the floor like it did Sunday night. I may have lost all my pictures from 2008-2010. It is at the shop. I do have the best ones on Flickr though). I think my favorite way to archives photos is Flickr. I am archiving more on there this year than ever before!I've been scrapbooking a book for each of my kids for since their birth but death (mom's and brother's) and injury prevented me from working on them since 2007. I took 10,000 that year! So, it has been a challenge wading through them. I did the whole "find the negatives, wait a week thing" for many of my old scrapbooks. Sometimes, it really is a toss up about which one is more efficient though. Sometimes having the physical thing to look at can be easier, but I enjoy the process of making digital books more than the physical scrapbooks. I am not limited in creativity because of all the digital options for backgrounds and fonts, and you don't have to go to the scrapbook store or order Creative Memories supplies and wait a week either. I am being more ruthless about deleting photos I don't like on a day by day basis. In 2007, I took so many more per day (sometimes up to 200), that it was too much work to do it each day!By the way, I'm a nutritionist too! I got my B.S. in Community Nutrition in 1981!