Spend just 30 seconds in my home and my obsession is apparent. Yes, I was the psycho pregnant lady stalk-calling Picture People to make sure I fully understood their membership options six months before my first child was born.
I like memories. I like smiles. And I like things that make me happy.
Back in the old school world, this worked out pretty well. I burned through rolls of film with my allowance and begged my parents to drive me to KMart to get them developed. The photo counter dude? Obviously my first crush.
Fast forward twenty years and then this silly little fad of technology took over. Digital pics, memory cards, Dropbox, texts, attachments would all work well if I wasn’t so dumb about these things and if my phone wasn’t some archaic vintage piece that takes a half hour to fire up. It may involve a hand-crank.
The picture situation got so stressful at BlogU that I handed my phone over in desperation to the photo-savvy Courtney of Our Small Moments every time I wanted to capture a memory. She’s very, very nice and I was pitiful, so she humored me.
But the pervasive reality is that my pictures are a confused mess, and since I generally struggle to find time to manage the laundry, the photos that I have managed to print are lying in ambiguous heaps waiting to get properly filed in an album. This may happen before I die.
Let me take you behind the scenes of the fab Mom of the Year home for a minute. On more than one occasion, our laptop has completely crashed. I started to panic, cry a little, and then my sweet husband ended up spending the entire night babying our hard drive so our precious photos of our kiddos aren’t lost forever. He does it because he loves me, but I know he really spends the next day cursing me out under his breath over sixteen cups of coffee.
With Everalbum, this won’t happen. We don’t need to worry about about losing family photos because even if our computer breaks, or I lose my phone, once the pics are in Everalbum they are backed up and safe forever.
My other favorite late-night scenario is that our memory card or Dropbox maxes out. Since I don’t know how to empty them myself (no really, I’m hopeless), I end up begging my husband to sort it, again leading to a similar next-day coffee cursing situation, I am sure.
But by using Everalbum, running out of space on our phones is a non-issue. Once photos from the phone are backed up, camera rolls can be deleted and any future photos taken will automatically be added and backed up to Everalbum. Can you hear my non-giddy husband giddy-dancing in the corner?
Also, with Everalbum, no worries about privacy or having your photos public. Privacy is taken very seriously by the company and they’ve done everything possible to guarantee all of your photos are private to you and only you by default, except when you want to share your photos privately with family and friends.
Everalbum is AFFORDABLE. At $7.99/month, or by snatching the 20% discount buying yearly package for $79, you will have up to 50,000 photos backed up in full resolution and the peace of mind of never worrying about GBs, or MBs storage.
The thing is, if you’re a family, or you otherwise have a life of some fashion, you are probably busy. You probably have better things to think about on a daily basis than proper back-up of your photos. Or, at the very least, you have dirty dishes threatening to topple out of your sink, and simply don’t have time to address your picture situation. So let Everalbum do it for you.
The cost that we retro gals used to spend on film and development? It’s wonderful that we can now save some allowance cash, but the fact is, we still need to invest a little to protect our photos. The smiling faces of the ones we love are more than worth it.