Memfy Tracking Life’s Journey

Can you remember the exact day one of your children took their first step, or ate solids for the first time? If you are anything like me you will have pictures and lots of these memories. But I don’t have exact dates. 

 

I have always collected memories, from the boys being born I have consistently taken lots of photos, made scrapbooks and built memory boxes, thus leading me to start a blog, a way of documenting family life. I have also created a picture wall that we have built from photos we have taken on our travels. I love the fact that every picture can take us back to a certain moment in time, and is able to recall exactly how we felt at that special moment. 

But something happened to a colleague of Chris’s 2 years ago, something you wouldn’t wish on anybody. A house fire; the fire completely gutted the house and took with it every memory that family had ever built. Yes, of course they were upset about the whole situation, but were utterly devastated to lose every single childhood photo and memory box of their now grown up children. As their P.C had also perished in the fire even photos they thought were safe by backing up to hard drive, were lost. 
When I heard this news I started backing everything up to I cloud and external sites, so if the worst ever happened my precious photos would never be lost. But still my photos and memories are gathered all over, I cloud, external sites and boxes of photos, albums and scrap books from before digital times. 
I remember when Chris lost his beloved Grandma it took months to sort her photos and more importantly put faces, places and dates to all those precious memories.  


I was so excited when I got the opportunity to work with the lovely people from Memfy. Memfy is a wonderful web based memory collector, and very excitingly is soon to become an app. It is designed to catalogue life memories and can even be broken down into categories such as life milestones like births, marriages, first teeth and first day at school. Big purchases, like the day the boys get their first car, and embarrassing moments, I am saving these for 18th and 21st birthdays.

 
Memfy can be shared sent as a message to a friend, or those private memories can be kept that way, for your eyes only. No one ever needs to see your Memfies, you can keep an online, private, lifetime log. Lets face it some moments are too special to share with the world.
I have been using Memfy for a just over a week now; I must say I am a little addicted, busily back cataloguing our lives for the boys to one day show to their own children. 
Above you can see the time line I am starting to build, and love the fact that in the future I will be able to upload a Memfy in the moment, from my phone, thus never missing a precious memory.
Each memory can then be opened to show a snapshot of that moment in time.
To say I love Memfy is an understatement, in Fact it is Chris’s Dads 70th Birthday in a couple of weeks, and I am confident that even with her limited I.T skills, Chris’s Mum will be able to build him a life Memfy in time for the big day. Another bonus is that you can export your Memfy’s to PDF to enable you to print off Memfies. As a teacher I see this being a huge bonus in the life of a student, to be able to record assessment and their learning journey. There really are so many uses. Life journaling, online c.v, career tracking the list is endless.
 
I will leave you with this Memfy video that demonstrates how Memfy can be used to store a lifetime of memories. But I must warn you I shed a tear when I watched it, then couldn’t wait to get started building my very own Memfy journey.

23 Comments

  1. elliebearbabi
    30th September 2014 / 9:14 am

    What a wonderful idea. We had a near miss with a flooded house a few years back and a few not all of our photos thankfully were gone. Memfy sounds brilliant!

    • 30th September 2014 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you, yes I bet you understand more than others the importance of keeping memories safe x

  2. Kate Fever
    30th September 2014 / 8:40 am

    What a great idea, remembering the exact dates things happened – lovely to look back on, and to know it is all safe. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • 30th September 2014 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks Kate, yes it is fantastic for adding moments in time, today I have added a photo of my sons birthday cards from his 9th Birthday so we always have them x

  3. 30th September 2014 / 9:19 am

    That is such a good idea, I’d definitely do something like that for our future children 🙂 #TriedTested

    • 30th September 2014 / 7:53 pm

      Hi Carrie, yes it will be so lovely to look back at in years to come x

  4. 30th September 2014 / 6:48 pm

    This is such a great idea, and yes, protects and preserves all of those memories

    • 30th September 2014 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you, yes I have recorded some memories so far that would have just been lost in time x

  5. Colette B
    30th September 2014 / 8:29 pm

    What a lovely idea – I held my breath reading abotu the family who lost everything. It doesn’t bear thinking about!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    • 4th October 2014 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks Colette and yes that poor family how awful, It has made me obsessive about recording memories outside of our home x

  6. 30th September 2014 / 9:01 pm

    What a fab idea! I have a whole list of firsts stored in the notes section of my phone but I really need to move them somewhere safe!!

    • 4th October 2014 / 10:01 pm

      Its fab, I love the fact you can add a photo too x

  7. 1st October 2014 / 8:19 am

    What a fantastic idea, I really love this. Thanks so much for sharing x x x x

  8. Suzanne W
    1st October 2014 / 7:37 pm

    Gosh what a fabulous idea! I think that’s why most of us started a blog really but this would be a good, short way to document things as and when they happen. Great to pass on too when our children are adults!

    • 4th October 2014 / 10:02 pm

      Yes its like short snapshots of life, so quick and easy to record x

  9. 3rd October 2014 / 5:01 am

    Great, great piece! Really loved how you were able to spot the potential for Memfy being used by students to track their academic progress! Might even be a great tool to suggest to teachers! 😀

    • 4th October 2014 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks Sheryn, there are so many possibilities for Memfy, it is fantastic, it would also be a great diet log,or wonderful for gap students traveling around the world, I just love it x

  10. 4th October 2014 / 6:33 pm

    oh wow i am loving the idea of this! i have to say i back up mine all over the place its not as good as having them all in one spot!

    • 4th October 2014 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks Jaime, yes we had that problem with Chris’s Grandmas photos, we still have no idea who some of the people on the photos are, its hard when you re living in the moment to record everything isn’t it x

    • 6th October 2014 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks Zoe It really is great, I am a little addicted to it x

  11. 12th October 2014 / 10:28 am

    This looks like a really fantastic way to keep precious memories! #triedtested

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