This past Saturday, my beautiful wife gave birth to a little boy, a.k.a. BabyToe. At present, I really haven’t decided what my comfort level is with putting pictures and videos online of him. I think back to personal issues that confronted Russell Beattie several years ago as well as Kathy Sierra earlier this year. I’m very aware of how much of my life is exposed via my blog, various social networking sites,
twitter, flickr, youtube, etc, and while I’m comfortable with that personally, I don’t necessarily need to extend that level of exposure to my family.
As a “on-topic” item, here’s a list of all the gadgets I took to the hospital
- Digital camera (Canon SD700is) – usage: approximately 600 photos in 48 hours
- RCA Small Wonder – usage: lots of video, easy download to PC, easy edits, worked great, no silly videotape needed
- Laptop + EVDO card – usage: sent photos to family at night, made Muvee mix of especially cute photos
- iRiver clix – usage: made awesome relaxation playlist for labor, never used it
- QuikPod – usage: tripod for extra video recording, still love my quikpod!
- Cell phones – usage: mostly ignored
Anyhow, I am thrilled to be a father of a healthy little boy. I’ll certainly share the details of me getting obsessed with my stroller purchase, which was fun – hey, it really is the ultimate gadget if you think about it. The blogging is probably going to remain somewhat sporadic (yes, even more than usual) for the next few weeks, but it won’t go away.
If anyone would care to share their thoughts on the balance between privacy/security and sharing, I’d love to hear them!
Congrats, dude! 🙂
congrats! don’t post anything on the internets!
That is great news! Congratulations!
I’m looking forward to the stroller blog now… Sans photos of anyone inside it, of course.
Congrats to you and your wife!
IMHO, No need to bring the family in on your blog.
If you want to share, I am sure you know tons of ways to make it private for just your family to see.
Congratulations, JT! Glad to hear everyone is healthy. We’re expecting our 4th any day.
In terms of privacy, I think it depends on the photos. I post photos of my kids on Flickr; however, I use various privacy settings to control who sees them. Anything that might attract weirdos are set to “Family only.”
Good luck adjusting to life with a new baby!
Mazal tov! We’re also expecting our 4th any day now.
Congratulations to you and Mrs JT!
In terms of privacy…I’d keep family out of your blog. As for photos on flickr, that’s fine…but keep the privacy setting on high, e.g. friends or family only.
I dont mind putting pictures of myself up online, but as for my family…I generally keep it a “friends” or “family” only thing on Flickr. I know others who follow the same rule regarding their family.
Man, you must have carpal tunnel or something from all of that shutter clicking. Congrats!