I'm having trouble uploading pictures today... This doesn't happen to me very often but it seems today my computer isn't responding or the Internet isn't recognizing it or something. Frustrated!
What are any of you doing about saving your blogs? I know I've asked this question before but I'm asking again. In this world of e-mail and chat it seems like our "history" is being lost. I know that before I ever had a computer I hand wrote or typed letters to my mother every week and she has boxes of those letters stored in the garage. Someday, hopefully, someone will find those letters and read them and think "How quaint. How interesting. Here's this lady who had to change the ink on her typewriter every few months." or "My goodness. Can you believe this person used to make quilting templates out of old post cards!"
My own children went off to the States after our house became computerized so I don't have a single letter from them, however I did try to save all the e-mails that they sent. At first I printed them all out but I got lazy and left them in the e-mail box. The computer has crashed since then and though I've recovered some and saved them on a disc, I still don't have tangible proof of my kids years in the States.
And now that we can do chat, I realize that Leiya and I have not once written e-mails to each other since we saw her this summer. Our history, our feelings, our concerns, our advice, our lives are dissipating in the airwaves of chat!
I do not keep a journal (well, I keep a prayer journal) because I find writing by hand too tedious nowadays. That alone sounds terrible to me! Anyway, Tetsu, my mother and a couple friends have expressed that it would be a shame to lose all my thoughts and pictures and daily happenings that I've recorded on my blog if something should happen to Blogger or the Internet in general. There is a lot of history here!
So, I'm experimenting with Blurb. I compiled a blog book of my first two months of blogging (November and December of 2006). This is going to be my trial book. I ordered it, but it hasn't come yet. I'll see what the result is and if it looks nice and outweighs the costs then I may go on to try 2007 and 2008. The trouble is that I write too much and just two months of blogging turned into 30 pages of Blurb. It's about $30 for that much so actually that isn't too bad for a way to keep some history but considering how much I've written, this could get to be very expensive. I'll let you know what I think of the finished product and whether my pocket book can continue along this vein.
Ahh, I see that even my "signature" has disappeared! Blogger, hope you're feeling better soon!