Monday, February 22, 2010

something I'm considering

I was looking back and reading a few of my older posts and I had the thought of possibly printing them out and making a scrapbook of sorts. I know that when my mom passed away, it was interesting (although painful at times) reading her journal . So, I thought that maybe I should make copies of my blog and hand it down to my kids for after I'm gone. That way they will have as a reminder some of the blessings, struggles, and convictions that I've experienced/held throughout life. So far, I've got a little over 200 posts. That's a lot of paper and ink! Do you think it would be worth the effort and cost? Have any of you already started this sort of thing? So far, it's just something I'm considering.

3 comments:

Tony M said...

Sounds like when the Navy went "paperless" - we ended up printing 5 times as many copies of things because everyone wanted a copy and no one trusted the computer.

Joking, of course. Wondering, though: would a paper copy be "correct" for the future? Or would a digital copy be "correct"? E.g., print it to PDF, burn to CD, store in a safe deposit box? Then again, that would be more difficult to update. I wonder, though... could this be a business idea? Pay $x or $y/month or $z/year or something, and your "blog" (or whatever other site you're wanting to capture for posterity or journaling or whatever) will automatically be recorded, saved, offline, so that it's available for whatever (either manual recall or automatically made available by way of instructions in a will or whatever)? Hmm...

Abigail said...

First of all...I AM a scrapbooker...so that may change my perspective a bit...but yes..I would encourage you to print and save this for them....at least some of the posts if not all. I think it will be a special treasure to them one day. I have notes from my mom, grandmother and even one from my great grandmother and they are treasures :)

Christy said...

Tony, I actually had a similar thought, but then I figured there will always be somebody who enjoys having a "book" to hold. I think I will do this, but I have to stock up on ink and paper first. I go through so much of it with our school stuff, it's ridiculous!