Blinkbuggy Tips: Kids “Firsts”! – Capturing Milestones

Hello again Blinkbuggy-ers!

Our kids have so many “firsts” in their lives – first crawl, first word, first step…It’s hard to keep up sometimes.  Once they really start walking and talking, their “firsts” just seem to pile up like an avalanche.  As parents, we also have our “firsts”, like that first time, before going out to pick up milk, you put on that shirt with the spit-up stain on it, looked at it, shrugged your shoulders and went out anyway  (Admit it, we’ve all done it).

Now, that may not be a “first” you’d like to capture, but the kid’s firsts are a different story.   We’re usually good about capturing the big ones – crawling, walking, talking – but as the kids get older, they’ll still have “firsts” but they probably won’t be thought of as “major”.  Consider that great save your son (or daughter) made in the hockey game or how beautiful your daughter’s (or son’s) voice sounded in the school choir – they may not be “major” but that doesn’t mean they’re not important or special.  As any parent knows, it’s so easy to get caught up in the chaos of our daily lives that we often forget to document those events and “milestones”.  Eventually, and unfortunately, they are more often than not, forgotten forever.  One of Blinkbuggy’s goals is to make capturing all of these special milestones (both major AND minor) easy with the Blinkbuggy “Note”.

Capturing a milestone on Blinkbuggy using “Note” is easy and much like capturing other memories (e.g. photos, Quotes).  To add a Note, go to “Add” in the main menu and select “Note” (“Add” → “Note”). Doing so will bring up the “Note” input screen (as shown below).

Milestone_Add

Simply add the “Note Title” (we suggest starting it with “Milestone” or something similar) and in the box to the right where it say “Some Thoughts…”, just start typing away about that amazing milestone your child just reached.

The remaining fields are the same as those you’ve seen when capturing other memories in Blinkbuggy.  They give you control over how to organize your memories (i.e. collections and tags – again, we suggest tagging with “Milestone” to make them easy to find later) and with whom you want to share them, if at all.  When it’s all said and done, your Note might look something like this:

Milestone_Sample

While we’ve focused on capturing milestones with Notes here, they can be used to capture any number of different memories from letters to your children that they can read as they get older, to a shared experience or simply something funny that happened.  For instance, when our daughter was born, I wrote her a letter about her name, what it meant to us, and why we picked it for her.  On her 4th birthday, Emma wrote our daughter a very personal letter on how much she means to us.  These letters now sit in Blinkbuggy, waiting patiently for her to one day read and cherish for herself (don’t worry  – our son gets some also!).

As you can see, “Note” on Blinkbuggy is a great and versatile way to capture all kinds of milestones, experiences and thoughts.  We hope that you will have many such happy memories to capture.

We also continue to hope these tips help you make the most of capturing your memories with Blinkbuggy.  As always, we love to hear from you so please send us your thoughts through the “Feedback” tab on Blinkbuggy.com or send questions directly to info@blinkbuggy.com.  We’ll do our best to answer you quickly.  In the meantime, we’ll keep posting FAQs, tips and other news here on the blog.

Until next time…Happy Memories!

Liad Spiro

COO, Husband to Founder & CEO and Blinkbuggy user

blinkbuggy.com

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