Thank you to LiveOnfor sponsoring this blog post. Please click here to learn more about storing and sharing your most special memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.
I've been a scrapbooker, storyteller, memory keeper and archivist for many years. I got bit by the scrapbooking bug as a small child, keeping boxes and photo albums of photos and memorabilia. Most of those scrapbooks fell apart over time, but I continued to keep the flotsam and jetsam of my life story n shoe boxes, then archival-quality scrapbooks, and more recently, online through my blog, Flickr, and Facebook accounts.
When I was approached by the Clever Girls Collective to check out the new LiveOn site, I thought it was a natural fit for me. I've got photos and stories stored in photo albums, shoeboxes, CDs, DVDs, videotapes, websites, and harddrives. I've always thought it would be nice to have a place to combine all the digital media into one handy location, and voila! LiveOn appears like a beacon in the night to rescue me from my multi-media morass.
LiveOn uses a simple timeline layout that you add memories to by filling in a date along the timeline, along with any photos, videos or music you want to include. You just click and drag photos from your Facebook account, or upload them from your computer into a slideshow on LiveOn, add a text slide, add some pre-programed music, and you have a slick video slideshow. You can add descriptions to each photo, either by typing in text or adding audio. This would be a great way to store your mom or your Grandma's voice telling the family stories (you know, the embarassing ones they keep repeating at every family gathering).
I created my first memory of my 50th Birthday party in January. It only took about ten minutes to compile a slick slideshow of some of the highlights of the party, then insert it into the timeline. The photos were easily imported from Facebook, then shared online via a link. It could not have been easier. I'm hoping that they will develop a similar link to Flickr, since I tend to keep more photos there than in Facebook, due to Facebook's ever-changing privacy policies. The company is just getting LiveOn off the ground, so hopefully, there will be great things ahead for them. It is a great idea whose time has come.
Thank you again to LiveOn for this sponsored opportunity to blog about storing and sharing my most important memories with those closest to me. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own.