The Story of Your Life: Using WordPress as a Memory Warehouse

November 30, 2017
The Personal Web of the 1990s/early 2000s was the first wave of online diarists and bloggers who use the web as a platform to chronicle and share our daily lives. WordPress came out of this movement, and is now in its second decade.
2017 marks 20 years that I’ve been using the web to create and archive memories, and 12 years that I’ve been doing it with WordPress. I’ve learned a few things about creating a real and permanent record of my life on the ephemeral digital landscape, and together we’ll discuss how to use WordPress to create your own home on the web, covering topics such as how to maintain your (and your family’s) privacy, using WordPress to build a keepsake repository your friends and family can contribute to, and how to ensure that these digital spaces are available as a legacy for lifetimes to come.
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