Thursday, January 10, 2013

Photo Organization

I have been very remiss in keeping my blog updated the past several months, mostly because of my own photo issues. In explanation of this there are several items that have contributed. I'm just going to list them out here, and maybe it will straighten them out in my mind so that I'll be able to attack them in an organized manner.
     1.  A minor problem I have is that I don't take pictures as much as I used to since many of my children have nice cameras now.  We used to be the go to for pictures and now during family get togethers there are usually several people taking pictures so I tend to not want to ask for more poses.
If I'm going to not take pictures, I need to ask for more copies from the kids and people that are taking those pictures, or enlist the effort of the Hubby who is the best eye in my house anyway.

     2.  My new laptop computer isn't where I store the pictures, so as I work on blogs, Facebook, etc., I often don't have access to my pictures, so I put off doing things until I want to sit at my desk to work with the pictures.
   To solve this problem, I need to share access with both computers, and perhaps place them all on an offsite location so that no matter where I am or what computer I'm on, I'll have access to the pictures.

     3.  I am often in too much of a hurry at the end of a project to take pictures, 'cause I need to get the project in the mail, or package for wrapping and subsequent unwrapping. This has always been the case as I tend to work under the gun and this procrastination leads to last minute completion of projects. Personality flaw alert.  I think that is why I don't do food blogging. There are too many stops in a project, and I generally don't have time to stop, because I didn't plan the extra time into my schedule. I tend to think I can get more done in an hour than is humanly possible, so the next hour and hence the next thing to be done is always upon me.
How do I fix this? Maybe don't try to take on so many projects. What an idea.

I think I can try to consult with or hire someone to help me with a couple of these issues. If anyone reading this has any ideas for me about what works for them, let me know.

I will try to do a few catch up posts anyway and they'll probably be short, sweet ones. Thanks for listening.


  1. I don't take as many pictures as I used to either, and I don't even have a technologically related excuse!

    Of course, when my DIL's around, I'm covered. Well, on second thought, SHE isn't taking as many pics as she used to, either.

    We need to shape up!


  2. I think you do an amazing amount of wonderful stuff! At least you blog, and I love reading them, even if they're only a few times a year!

  3. I'm with you on the picture thing but I have a new solution...I keep my camera out and ready instead of packed away. Sometimes I need to move it out of the way but at least it's readily available. :-) We also have a new "sharing solution" for our photos. Ray has set up a "cloud thingy" where we can upload our photos and our daughter can do the same thing. Then we have all of our photos up there and can share and pull them down whenever needed. So far it's working really well! Now, I just need to get my blogging schedule in order! BTW, the scarves you made are gorgeous!