Piles and bytes of photos all vying for attention. The photos of my parents and their ancestors. Photos from my Pop’s photo stream. Albums of my own family photos pre-digital photo eras.
I’ll be the first to admit that my Timebox is a work in progress. One day I found some momentum and scanned a 100 or so of my Mom’s photos, adding captions along the way. The dates however are another story.
The dates on the photos are the scanned dates rather than the date the photo was taken so they appear out of order in my Timeline. If your photo files have date prefixed filenames (e.g., "2014-06-17-Seattle.jpg”), this problem will be fixed in our next release and the correct date will be included. Even as my inner librarian wants better organization immediately I’m ok with the mess for now since the collection is what’s important to me.
Photos and stories about my mom’s life from birth to today.
My own stories are added a story at a time. Stories about trips, parties, bike rides, dinners, knitting projects, concerts, family and friends. Past and present.
The value of Timebox is the collection that it holds. Build your collection just a story at a time or lots of stories at a time. Either way it’s all good because your collection is accessible, safe and sharable.