I find that things are getting less and less permaneant in these new age. Digital photos can be completely gone if you accidentally delete them. Cyber friends can be made overnight and be completely gone in the next instance, just like ships that pass in the night. After blogging for so many years, I have had cyber readers who come and read each and every post I write, every day, and they have become more friends than strangers and you feel as if you know them personally and so well and then one day ….. poof! they suddenly disappear in a puff of smoke and you never know why. I have gotten used to it by now but it still leaves a little void and make you wonder why? That is the cyber and digital age.
I guard my photos like mad, making copies and copies of copies because I am so afraid of losing them. We hardly make any hard copies and they are all stored digitally on the pc and on discs which may become obsolete over time. My wedding cartridge has become obsolete….. Yes, I got married in the cartridge age when storage was rather big and clumsy. 🙂
E-book, E-cards that get read and discarded almost instantly (though I may save them on the pc at times), photos, friends… everything can be gone in minutes. It is horrible. Ah..yes, another thing. I hosted most of the poems I wrote over the years on the then free Yahoo Geocities which has gone puff up in the smoke too albeit with some warning. The “My Poems” link on my Parenting Times blog are mostly obsolete now or empty links. So sad….
I think I may have saved some of my poems when I got the warning from Geocities. I stashed them and chucked them away somewhere in the deep recesses of my pc somewhere. So I have decided that in the next two weeks, when I shall be too busy to post anything during the school holidays, that is what I will do. I will dig out every poem I wrote and give them a proper home here. Yes, they deserve a better home. Not chucked away in my pc filing cabinet somewhere and definitely before the pc decides to kaput and then I would have lost them forever! That is horrible. I better get to work immediately, even though it will be tedious work, looking for them and republishing them. I must not be lazy and procrastinate. I had better do it before they are all gone………