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Have you ever wanted to download your facebook information?
Well, you can!
Go to Account in the far right of your window, click on Account settings.
Towards the bottom you will see:
Click on Download your Information.
Next will be the following screen:
You will receive an email with a download link when it is ready.
It will go to the email address you have on file with Facebook.
When you click on the link to download it, it will ask for your Facebook password.
Your going to have to extract the files in order to view them.
This is what is inside the package.
I post alot and share alot of pics.
Here it shows how many files my zip has and how much space it all is:
If you click on the index file it will bring you to your facebook page with all your info.
You can click on any of the links.
You have your entire wall, all your photos, a list of your friends, every note you created, events you have responded to at one time or another and YES all of your messages.
You wanna be careful downloading this.
If you have anything you wouldn’t want anyone else to read you might want to delete before downloading, don’t download at all, or be sure no one can access it.
So now if I want to look back at something I said without having to click on Older Posts a million times I have it all on one page
Most of my family knows about my blog, weather they read it is another story. Hubby’s family I have never told, except his sister knows cause she is on Facebook tho I don’t know that she reads it. We really don’t talk to his family all that much so it really isn’t an issue. But with my family knowing about it I try to keep them out of what I blog about. I figure anything I am about to post is only going to piss people off that I don’t talk to anyway so no biggie. Just don’t tell my mother about it, I am not allowed to mention her on the internet remember?
I’ve struggled over the years with my parents. I didn’t see my father that much especially once he moved to Florida when I was a kid. I was told many things about him but I could never understand how others felt as I never saw that side of my dad. So I don’t know if I was being lied to to try and spite him or if I just never saw it. I remember my dad well and wished I had spent more time with him before he passed away. I blamed him for not allowing anyone to tell me when he was sick so that I could spend time with him. I blamed myself for not putting more of an effort into seeing him. But I am glad that I remember the good things about him. And while it was the most difficult thing I ever had to do I am glad I was there when he passed on.
My mom, whom I love dearly, is difficult. She is very negative but the positive side of that is you always know where you stand with her and how she feels. She holds nothing back. She tends to think she is the only right one in how to live, behave, dress, you name it. I used to fight and scream at her on the phone. I used to hang up crying at the things she said. I had to learn to let go as it wasn’t good for me. It took many years to learn to accept that she won’t change all I can do is love her, she is my mother. There have been a few times where she has crossed the line with my kids and those times weren’t taken lightly. Sometimes I didn’t talk to her for months. We definitely have a better relationship now than we did years ago and I am thankful for that.
My step father gave me a bit of a hard time growing up. Ok more than a bit, but I have let go of all that. He wasn’t very nice to me when I was a kid. I think he felt obligated to financially care for me and it pissed him off. I recall him wanting to adopt me when I was a child and I said no. I couldn’t do that to my dad. I think that upset him. I really don’t know. Once I had grown up and moved out of the house we have a much better relationship. I think it was also easier for me to treat him like he is my dad when my dad had passed on. He knew I needed a father and I am glad he can be that. I am very thankful to have him in my life.
I have always wanted a big family. I had imagined myself having more than 3 children unfortunatly my husband didn’t share that idea. It’s a bit of a shame that neither of our family’s do family reunion or big holiday gathering things. If they do we don’t know about it. I tried for a few years having everyone over christmas eve. We invited my mom and step-dad, both of my sisters, my grandparents, Chris’s mom and step-dad and his step dads mother over a couple years in a row. I cooked, baked and was excited about having everyone together at once. One year I even made homemade ornaments for everyone. Unfortunately I think it became a contest between our sets of parents on who could buy more for the kids. Not what I wanted at all. I stopped having his parents over with mine.
When I met hubby he didn’t speak to his parents. He was living with a friends family and is a long story that doesn’t need told. He wound up calling and telling his mom and step-dad about us. I met them at some point and they were very nice. Hubby decided to go to the military and I got together with his parents while he was away. We had a good relationship over the years. They always wanted to see the kids and spend time with them when they were younger. They used to take them for a week in the summer to give us a break. Something happened somewhere and it seemed to have slowly started after our 3rd child was born. They have always treated her differently. She was too young to go places with them, she was too much of a pain to have overnight. They would make promises that she was next for a sleepover but that next time didn’t come. I tried to stay positive about it mostly because it was a sore spot for hubby. He never wanted to talk about it. The gifts for my oldest became more expensive and the most lavish while the other two, well, didn’t seem thought of much. Honestly I think they cling more to my oldest because they think she needs “saved”. I really am shocked after them pushing bible school on my kids for their week vacation at their house that my youngest decided to this year to be baptized catholic. She hated bible school. They would tell us that she couldn’t spend the week with them if she didn’t go and she was pissed. I think she needed to make that decision, not it be forced on her. I do think it is good for her though and supported her decision to do that. Even more wild she wanted my in-laws to be one of her god parents and sponsor. I hope she didn’t choose it in hopes to be closer to them. If she did I don’t think it worked once the ceremony was over.
Hubby has spoken to his father off and on over the years. His step mother is a bitch. Plain and simple. I never liked her or the things she would say when we went to their house. We have barely spoken to them over the years which seemed to stem from something so trivial as a baby shower. My mother threw me a baby shower for my first daughter. Step-mom wasn’t invited. She didn’t want the tension between her and hubby’s mom. She apparently was pissed and said she had a gift for the baby but since she wasn’t invited we weren’t getting it. We made attempts anyway to keep them in our lives but we talked to them less and less. I think it’s sad that his father had to sneak out to see us so she wouldn’t know and it’s sad he didn’t stand up to her for his son. My kids barely know him. I found his sister on Facebook and have talked to her and we managed a few get together’s since. Of coarse his wife couldn’t know about it except the few times my husband went to his house. Other than bringing my kids to his sisters birthday outing at Dave and Busters he hasn’t seen them nor has invited us all over just hubby. Sadly we never felt a part of the family on that side. Hubby felt more like that side of the family so I know it hurts him.
Can a relationship be healed after all these years? I know it can as I have done it with my own family. However it takes both sides willing to work on it for it to happen. It’s not perfect but it’s not gone. If you have the chance, try. I wish I had more time with my father before he passed on. I wish my kids knew him better than they did. My kids are growing up fast. Two are teens and it’s sad they didn’t have all their relatives in their lives. People who are alive and well.
I think part of my healing process is dealing with all this. As you get older you wish there were things you could change but more so you start to hope it’s not too late. Anything could happen, anyone could go just like that. For me being with family is more important than your job, your clean house, anything.
My next goal for my family is to try and have a relationship with my fathers family that still lives in Florida. I am happy I found so many of them on Facebook I just don’t know how to reach out to them and begin a relationship with them outside of Facebook.
Take all of our experiences and turn that into us as parents. Were not perfect, no one is. However we have used that all into how we raise our kids. Spending time with them has always come first, at least for me. They are my world. I want my kids to talk to me, I want them to be able to have love and compassion for people, I want them to enjoy life. I think I have given that to them and hope that they appreciate that. I hope that I am always close with them no matter our differences.
PodCamp weekend is officially over. I spent the weekend with a couple hundred people I don’t know, some of which I talk to on twitter and read their blog. I’ve been to many events in my life time considering I have volunteered for a few organizations and have even ran some events. I have never learned so much in one weekend nor had such a good time with strangers before.
Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers!
Sunday’s attendance was lower but it left me the ability to talk to people that just the day before had people flocking to talk to them.
My first session was Our Burgh Story Through Blogging by Joe and Betsy.
They went over the phases of their personal blog since 2006 and were a joy to watch interact with each other. I think Joe looks a bit like Justin from Brothers & Sisters
The next session I attended was Advance your Career with Marketing 2.0 with Nicole Crimaldi.
She gave some great advice to stay on top of industry trends by reading blogs. Make relationships and understand your prospects.
She also shared 8 ways to be great on Linkedin.
1. Complete your profile (in the 1st person)
2. Update it often
3. Groups: join and participate in them
4. Start a group
5. Check status updates
6. Think about keywords
7. Always connect with people you meet in person.
8. Get recommendations.
Lunch yesterday included chicken and of coarse another visit from The Goodie Truck. I got my peanut butter cookie fix and purchased extra. Guess what I am having with my lunch today at work?
My last session was 10 Things I learned on my journey with Girlhack.
The best advice she gave in my opinion was to be passionate. When your passionate you will be authentic. Great advice and that can apply to anything you do in life. Something else that struck with me is her discussion on low blog/video views. We all worry about it at some point and wonder if people really read our blog regularly. Even if you have 20 views consistently to your posts imagine if they were all in one room to hear you speak. You would be thrilled at having those 20. Your always going to want more.
Who did I get to meet yesterday?
Wormy of BitchBurgh! We talked a bit before lunch as well as after lunch out front where she let me take a pic of her. She is really down to earth, funny as hell and easy to talk to. She is someone you wanna hang out and drink with.
I had lunch with YinzerParty gal. Well, I had lunch then she sat down. Some other guy sat down pitching stuff to her. I butted in to give her my business card and tell her that she took my pic at a bar one night last year. That’s all I got in but still cool in my book.
To end the day before I went home I found out they had extra Swag Bags. Gotta love goodies.
Until next year, I will see you all on Twitter
What a day. It was a long and early day but for once I sat in classrooms and learned useful information. If you have never heard of Pod Camp it is an unconfernce for people interested in social media, blogging, podcasting, stuff like that. I attended a day full of great sessions at Pod Camp Pittsburgh 5 at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. There is another day of sessions tomorrow and they are free! So head down even if you didn’t pre-register. You can also watch the sessions live online at their website. Today’s sessions are up at The Tech Buzz.
Bill had many videos to share but one stuck with me the rest of the day and had the most impact. I am very interested in social media already. I utilize what I can, when I can. I was amazed by the facts in this video all about Social Media Revolution. Company’s really need to watch it and see the impact social media really plays today.
The first session I attended was 10 Ways to Create Social Media That Matters with Justin Kownacki.
Not only was this session informative he is a really funny guy. He easily engaged the audience with humor. I had to stand in the back, it was hot, and I wasn’t leaving. One of the things he shared with us was that there are 3 reasons to create.
I started reading her blog some time ago and came out of lurker world and started commenting here and there and talking to her on twitter. She is incredibly nice and keeps me wondering what her daughter did each day. Her session helped understand that you need to know why you blog. She gave many questions that a blogger should ask themselves such as; how often should you blog? is this topic ok? and should i have ads?
Lunch was provided to us after that session and yay I finally got to eat from The Goodie Truck! I found out about them on Facebook or Twitter one day and thought it was such a neat concept I started following them. They drive to local events and sell homemade treats such as cookies and brownies. Sorry to my lunch mates who I dashed out on to get me something yummy!
After lunch I attended Friend Me? No, Friend You! – Creating Real Relationships with the internet with Justin Burdett
He talked about listening to people out there before blogging and figure out who your trying to reach. Who is that one person you want to impress the most.
Then I went to Living Out Loud: Real Life Effects of Living Online by BitchBurgh
The room was packed. So packed there was no where to sit, the room just wasn’t set up for more people than there were chairs for. I went into the overflow room to watch the live feed and the audio wasn’t working well. It got so bad that everyone left, including me. It is unfortunate I missed out on it. I love reading their blog. From what I was there for they talked about expecting your readers not to always agree with you and pissing off your loved ones, which they have. I write a blog where I do a bit of bitching so I really wanted to hear this session.
I wound up going to another room for that session since the audio wasn’t working.
I went to Memo From Your Blog’s Legal Department by Cris Hoel who is a lawyer. He had some great info! He shared many things to be careful about sharing and copyrights.
Things he said to stay away from:
1. Accusing someone of criminal conduct.
2. Accuse someone of loathsome and communicable disease.
3. Direct effect on someones livelyhood. It could affect ability to earn a living.
4. Don’t accuse a female of being un chased or a male he is impotent. However you can accuse a male of being un chased or a female impotent LOL
A website he gave that has good information is the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
She talked about how she started on the internet on ICQ and the like, gave up Myspace and got to where she is today. She talked about how our online converstations are very real and finding your social voice. She was very informative.
My one big issue was I didn’t socialize much in person. I shook Chachi’s hand on his way out a door. I talk to him via Twitter and read his blog. I also met a few people at lunch that I had a good conversation with. Part was I was into the presentations I was there for, the other is I am shy. I mean hundreds of people where there I had never met. I talk to many on Twitter through the week but I couldn’t just go up and say hi to them. Ugh, WTF. Once I know someone I don’t shut up, but I just can’t seem to always be that outgoing person around so many new people. I also had made business cards. I failed at giving them out. I probably only gave out 5 of them the entire day.
I still had a great day and learned a lot. It was organized better than most events I have attended and the Twitter was going insane with Pod Camp talk. My Twitter friends who don’t live here or weren’t there were probably annoyed. My feed was full of Pod Camp. You can find all the Pod Camp talk with the hash tag #pcpgh5. People tweeted about the sessions they were in, some one liners the presenter had said they thought were great. They also had a live feed of the Twitter hash tag in one of the rooms. Thank you Pod Camp Pittsburgh!
Now I have to decide if I can handle another day and what sessions I will attend if I go
Right now I miss work for a few reasons. #1 I miss the money cause unemployment isn’t covering it all. #2 I miss talking to people every day. That’s about it. If I could make a living staying home and blogging your damn right I would. But I sure don’t miss not being home when my kids got home.