Password Protected Baby Photos

So it’s still news to a lot of folks that my wife and I are expecting a baby. One of the things we’ve talked about is how we’re going to distribute info about this kiddo as it grows up. So many people our age put all kinds of pictures up on Facebook and other social media, but once you do that you really lose a lot of control over what can happen to that photo.

And honestly, how many of us would’ve wanted our baby pictures out on the internet everywhere when we come into adulthood? My child doesn’t know its stance on privacy yet, so I’d rather err on the side of caution until their old enough to make their own choices. That said, I’m not foolish enough to keep grandparents away from photos of grandchild.

So here’s our plan!

Free Blog at WordPress.com

Shocking, right? I blog at WordPress.com and it’s a really great hammer for lots of web-related nails. I need place to put things on the internet – I can do it for free here.

Public Posts That Aren’t Embarrassing

Just a story about something that happened? Public. It’s all good. I don’t think my kiddo will hate me for sharing stories as much as sharing photos.

Password-Protected Posts for Photos

We’ll give out a password to our family (and friends that ask us for it) and use the password protection available on every post or page, just always the same password. This makes the photos totally available for the folks we actually want to see them, but not the weirdos on the internet and definitely not the marketing department in Facebook HQ. Grandparents won’t even need an account.

An aunt uploaded this baby photo of me to Facebook. I've decided to handle it.
An aunt uploaded this baby photo of me to Facebook. I’ve decided to handle it.

Alex, have you setup this site yet?

Nope. This is more a notice that this sort of thing is possible when you actually own your site instead of trusting other services with it.

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