Week in My Life: Kickoff!

by melissa on October 10, 2011 · 18 comments

Well, helllloooooo!

Welcome to the Week in My Life project!

I’m going to try really hard to limit my use of exclamation points in this post because I’m so stoked about this week!

(If you’re just hearing about this, read the Week in My Life Announcement and the Q & A/Ideas posts first.)

As we get started, here’s some more info for you!

Documenting Starts Today, Link-ups Start Tuesday!

As a reminder, even though you’re documenting your life today, the first link-up won’t be until TOMORROW. So, on Tuesday, you link up your Monday, on Wednesday your Tuesday and so on. Our last link-up will be NEXT Monday. I’ll post each link-up at around 12 am each day so you can link up early.

If you decide to combine days, (like do the weekend in one post), no worries. Just link up on the most recent day.

Also, be sure to tweet with the hashtag #weekinmylife when you tweet updates, your pictures or your posts! I’ll be passing along tips throughout the week on Twitter and Facebook.

Come Find Me at ThisLife!

As I mentioned last week, the Week in My Life has a sponsor! If you haven’t heard of ThisLife yet, they’re going to change the way you organize your photos so they won’t be a secret for long!

ThisLife was designed by parents for parents (but it’s not JUST for parents)! The app gathers your scattered “moments” from your online world (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Picasa, Shutterfly, Smugmug and more), organizes them chronologically and makes them searchable. One of my favorite parts of this app is that Instagram pictures instantly get added to your timeline! I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.

ThisLife not only does photos but text too! If I tweet something with #thislife added to it, it gets added to my timeline. Cool, right?
At first, I worried about duplicate photos cropping up since pictures on my computer are also on Facebook. But ThisLife eliminates duplicates. They also help you improve your moments by auto-enhancing your photos (in a non-destructive, totally reversible way) and helping you tag your photos.

Here’s what my timeline looks like so far. I label pictures by location and person, too. Also, I made some pictures bigger manually. They’re my faves so I wanted them to stand out.


The ThisLife app is in beta right now but if you just head to their website and enter your email, you’ll be added to the invite list. I’ve been told you should get in within the next few weeks.

So, today I’m over at ThisLife’s blog giving some tips for Week in My Life. I’d love it if you stop by!

And on Thursday, I’ll be co-hosting a Twitter chat at 11 am EST/8 am PST. We’ll be chatting about capturing your week and giving away a $25 gift card to Petite Lemon. No need to RSVP; just follow #WeekInMyLife!

Need Some Slick Graphics for the Week?

I thought you might like these. Feel free to use them for your blog posts! Just right click and save the image. BOOM.

Now go capture your life!



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1 Eve October 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

I love the graphics, thanks for including them! I’ve already taken oodles of pics and it’s not even noon yet. I’m just a little excited. Just a little. :-)
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2 Melissa October 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

Well bummer, I started yesterday and posted today as my 1st day. *too excited to get started*
I’ll just link tomorrow but be a day behind I guess. :)

3 melissa October 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

Oh no! That’s okay… I didn’t make that detail prominent enough in my other posts as I kept tweeting it out as people asked me. No worries though– link up and enjoy already having a day covered!

4 Lisa Sullivan October 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

This is a GREAT idea, Melissa. I have a busy week ahead of me this week but I may try to squeeze myself in a couple of days since it’s my Birthday week and all too. :) I’ll keep you posted and spread the word!
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5 melissa October 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

That’ll be great Lisa! would love to have you!

6 Stephanie October 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

So excited about this! Not sure if I will be able to do every day but am definitely am going to participate at least a few days.
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7 Andrea (Lil-Kid-Things) October 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

OK I did Sunday too but I will post it tomorrow anyway :-) I might crash my server with the number of pics heh ;-)
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8 Lady J October 11, 2011 at 3:55 am

I really like the last shot of you slouching on the couch with a beer in hand. It’s my special way of relaxing too! ;)
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9 Mrs. Wonder October 11, 2011 at 11:04 am

Love the graphics, will be using them for sure.

I loved the peek at the timeline. I’ve been waiting since August for my invite into This Life, so hopefully I’ll be playing with it soon!

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