Welcome to my neuroses.

I am trying to figure out how to categorize/sort/label my Katie photos. Owen was easy—separate folders for Year | Month. But now that Katie is here, I’m at a loss. I started doing the same as Owen (Year | Month) but she’s obviously in pictures with Owen…so do the photos go in Owen, Katie, or a new Siblings folder? For the month she was born, I put Owen photos in Owen, Katie photos in Katie, and mixed photos in the folder of whoever seemed to be the main subject of the photo.

Then I figured that maybe I would just group them in a generic Kids folder…but there are times when I take a ton of Owen or a ton of Katie—that could really go in their own folder.

I thought about tagging, but I’m not sure how helpful that really is on my computer (Windows 7). (I know you CAN tag things, but I haven’t really used it or used it to search, so I’m not sure how beneficial it would really be.) I know people use Picasa, but I have tried using it in the past but all I remember is that last time I used it—and tagged EVERYTHING—my hard drive died (or something) and I lost all my work. So I don’t want to waste my time with that again.

Then there’s POSTING the photos. I upload monthly photos to Shutterfly. So, there are (obviously) 41 monthly folders of Owen. I started an album for Katie (currently one folder!)…but these should mimic what I do on my computer. Right? To keep the confusion to a minimum?

And don’t even get me started on this blog. I called it Baby. Now it should be Kids but I’m sure that’s a nightmare to change. And all the posts about Owen I want labeled as Owen but there is NO easy way to do that, so I’m just tagging Katie posts with Katie to at least differentiate that way. I get a headache just thinking about it.


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