Over the last 20ish weeks, I have been doing a Deep Dive Series into how personal archiving can be an act of love (both of self-love, and as a way of connecting with others).

I have been thinking about what kinds of things people care about, and why people care so much...

Just a quick one this week because - you know - I'm writing my MA dissertation, and everything.

Here are some musings on the theme of archives and love!

1. People create digital things because the love what they're doing

2. People capture their IRL creations as part of ce...

Oh my goodness everyone! You have to hear about this!

(Sorry, not sorry if you're not as excited about this as I am!)

I came across this game this week, which helps you care for your digital stuff!

The aim of the game

To tend your garden by removing weeds and growing plant...

Often, the purpose of keeping an item is as a reminder of the past. But even so, that item - and the decision to keep it - still serves an important function in the present.

6 reasons people do keep stuff:

1. To define yourself.

Items that reflect who you are, or which y...

Last week I shared a list of 7 Australian articles that were some of the earliest to talk about personal digital collections. I'm following that up some more articles from the UK, the US and Canada.


Sexton, Anna, Turner, Chris, Yeo, Geoffrey & Hockey, Susan (2004) Und...

The question I was pondering this week was: when did people start writing about personal digital collections? By "people", I mean archivists and record-keepers. And by "writing", I mean publishing academic/scholarly articles. In English.

I started out by singling out Ar...

We are about halfway through the Personal Digital Archiving Series. That makes it a pretty good time for me to sit down and think back over what I've learned so far.

What's the point of all this?

My mission is to help creative people care for the long-term future of...

As I mentioned in my last article, I have been having some really interesting conversations lately about how people live their digital lives!

Aside: These conversations have been a part of another project I am currently working on. So at least until that project is fi...

Last weekend, I had some really interesting conversations with some really lovely people, about their digital stuff! I really enjoyed thinking about things from other people's points of view, and finding out about what people care about and how they care for it.

Here ar...

Coucou, mes amis! When this post goes up, I'll be on my family holiday in France! Spending time away with other people, makes it so noticeable how different everyone's camera-habits can be!

Here are 7 styles of holiday photography that I have come across. Are you o...

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Deciding to declutter your digital stuff is overwhelming.

This week I wanted to share this fabulous video by Muchelleb. This is by far my favourite "Digital Declutter" video on YouTube! I love how straightforward her tips are, how no-nonsense her attitude is, and h...

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