I bought myself a new laptop for Christmas, and it came with preloaded with one of my least favorite operating systems – Windows 10. One of the “features” of this system is a program called “OneDrive” which automatically uploads all of my files to something called the Cloud… up to 5GB, and then I’m out of space and my laptop is virtually useless until I “free up space” or “go Premium.”
I’m at 4.6GB… and that’s after permanently deleting over 100 cartoons, memes and photos from my system (as deleting files from OneDrive automatically deletes them from my laptop as well). In order to keep this up, I’m going to have to make some sacrifices.
Sure, some photos can be taken off without any problem, but I found photos of my mom holding her grandniece for the first time when they were babies (the oldest starts COLLEGE in the fall 😮 ) and one of my aunt playing with the girls by mom’s pool when they were 3 or 4yo. As I said, if I delete them from OneDrive, they are gone forever.
Moreover, I also have pictures from my time in Baltimore. Pictures of festivals, pictures of places and it made me wonder if I still had enough usable photos to make a book out of. Maybe, I could include some old blog posts about these events/places (assuming they’re still on here) for color commentary. I like this idea, but it raises a huge question: Who would BUY it?
Better question: What would I call it? I kind of like “Charmed: Five years of Life in Baltimore,” but that doesn’t all that interesting (or marketable).
Update: I went through all of my surviving photos from 2009-2014, and I don’t have enough for a collection. I might be able to collect posts from the blog (a lot of them were lost in a mini crash on my last laptop). A collection like this could boost my confidence… or crush it when it doesn’t sell.