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Monday
Sep262011

Must Have Mondays - Things I Love: facebook

I know that facebook is evil and violating our privacy and stealing our information. I know. And yes, we all get in a tizzy like we did last week when they mess around with our settings and how things look and they try to tell us what will be most interesting to us.

But I love it all the same.

I first became active on facebook when Liam was about six weeks old, mostly at the insistence of some friends, and I haven't looked back! I wish I'd been on facebook before Liam was born actually.

For me, facebook isn't just about connecting with friends, it's also become part of my documentation of life with Liam, not just through photos but through the little posts I like to write about things he's been doing or saying, most of which I would otherwise forget.

It's both these aspects that make me love facebook - without the interaction from friends from around the world and different parts of my life, I wouldn't have the incentive to record the things I do. And every comment and every like really does mean something to me, whether it's from a close friend, a past co-worker, a former classmate, a family member, a fellow business owner, a client or a workshop participant.

I love a random comment from someone I know I probably would have lost touch with otherwise, as well as the interactions from the people I'm closest to. It add up to the feeling of an incredible support network - and even friends who never comment or post themselves have told me they love the Liam updates and I love that they feel connected to him as a result. No, facebook isn't a social life, but it sure is a great supplement to one!

I post a lot, and it's not for everyone. I know and respect that. But it's been great for me.

I love you facebook!

(And yes, I know facebook is about to change big time... I haven't signed up early, I think I'm going to wait but I'll let you know how I like it then!)

nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!

Monday
Aug022010

Facebook contest - show me what you've got!

If you are a newsletter subscriber you will know that I've decided to have some fun on facebook and run a weekly contest!

The rules are super simple.

All you have to do is post a favorite photo, taken by you, on my facebook wall.

To post on the wall, you have to "like" the page first (this is my business page). And then, each week, I will select one winner who will receive a gorgeous set of 4 dreamy wallet prints of that photo! Not only that but I will professionally edit and retouch that photo if needed!

You can enter once a week starting on Mondays (any additional entries will be disregarded). You do not have to be a "potential client" and you can live anywhere in the world!

The photo doesn't have to be technically "good" so don't be shy. It doesn't even have to include your kids - you don't even have to have kids! All it has to be is a photo that you love that has meaning to you.

If you like, you can include in the caption of your photo what makes it one of your favorites and any questions (or requests) you might have about editing it. I may feature some of the photos on my blog but will always ask for permission first. In posting your photo, you are giving me permission to print it if you are a winner though!

Wallet prints are great not just for your wallet but for posting on your fridge or by your desk. Plus they make great gifts for grandma. And ok, I'm just kind of in love with them, especially after printing so many for the Baby Basics NYC families. They are cute! And have rounded corners! Ok, I promise not to enter my own contest but I might just print some wallets for myself while I'm at it.

So show me what you've got! I can't wait to see your photos!

nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!