Have you ever tried to book a lunch with someone who has just retired? It seems like a mission impossible to make a reservation to their busy schedule, and match that with the only hole in your own schedule…
How to stay better connected with adult siblings and parents?
How can I include my family and closest relatives to my busy life, in an easy way? …. Setting up a facebook group…? Sending photos via email…? Using WhatsApp? Pinterest? Sending them printed photobooks every year…?
I don’t want to expose my family life to Internet risks or burden their mailboxes with heavy sets of photos. And I don’t want my message to be just an instant snapshot in a service where advertisers can profile me for their next attack. On the other hand, making a printed family photobook, is too old fashioned, too slow, and too much effort for me. And not interactive at all.
Next generation – digital and online photo albums
So, what did I do? I created a private online photo album. Actually, I made a whole bunch of them – a family online bookshelf. What is an online photo album? It is a digital photo book, where I can save and share my important moments and keep in touch on a more personal level. Privately, with those who are closest. I decide who I invite to each album. It is alive and online – like all my family (although I have to admit, some of them may resemble sometimes more “the walking dead”…).
And I solved another problem… my digital photo chaos
At the same time this digital online bookshelf solved another challenge I had. I can now easily control the photo chaos I used to have on my various devices (family phones, ipad, laptop, extra drive…). My important photos and memories are now easily added to my albums in my digital bookshelf. From all our various devices. Always with me and always available to my loved ones.
Whenever they have that hole in their busy schedule to enjoy and comment our photos and latest news… maybe on a bus? train? car? waiting room? walking the dog? at summer cottage? Now they can do it online, but privately.