|This will be a pretty short post, but it’s about something that I want to make sure that you guys know is available to you. Dropbox.com is a site that allows you to store your information there for free. FREE. Did you hear me? I <3 free. When Barry and I hear about things like this that are free, we always check them out. Now, most of the time it’s not really free…..there’s a catch or something. You have to name your first child Drop Box……or you have to host a Dropbox employee in your guest room for a week…..or you agree to buy 1,233,282,983 romance novels in three months. Not so here! This service really is free, up to 2 GB (gigabytes…which means a lot of stuff). You can “upgrade” your service and pay more….but neither Barry or I have seen a need for that. We store our essentials there just fine. If you were going to store all your pictures since birth, it might not be right for you. However, we just use it to store things that we don’t want to lose or that we might need when we’re away from home. IF you did need to store large amount of information, it’s not that expensive ($20/month for their biggest package). There are other similar services out there, but I haven’t personally found one better, more stable, and easier than Dropbox.|
|So, how does it work? You go to their website and download the free program for your computer. You’ll install it and it will be on your computer. I choose to keep mine on the desktop so that I have easy access to it. It looks just like a normal folder. However, when you save things in your Dropbox, they are also saved on the Dropbox website. What does this mean? It means that I can be anywhere and have access to those files as long as I have the internet….meaning, as long as I’m not in Antarctica. For example, I keep all my website files in my Dropbox. That way I will never lose them…….and if I need them somewhere else, I can get to them easily. I’m a scaredy cat and I really don’t trust my computer. Yes, I love it….and yes, it comes with me just about everywhere, but I don’t trust it farther than I can throw it – which isn’t very far because Barry says I throw like a girl. Barry likes to have certain files in there when he travels so he can get to information if he needs it. Smart. And free, did I mention it was free?|
|If you think this is something you would be interested in (because it’s free, did I tell you that?), click this link and you can sign up through me. That will get us BOTH an extra 250 MB on top of what you already get for free! It’s just sharing the Dropbox love…..and when you try it and love it, get your friends to sign up through you – that will give you 250 MB more and they’ll also get the extra space.|
Humorous Homemaking is celebrating one year of existence! Who’d have thought that a year ago all of us would be here? When I started, I didn’t really know where it would lead. Thanks for coming along with me and I hope you’ll continue reading for years to come! In honor of this anniversary, we’re doing a special giveaway. Here’s how it works: answer the ten questions below in a comment and submit them to me. If you’ve been reading, these shouldn’t be too tough for you to answer. I’ll randomly draw five winners form those who answer all ten questions correctly and they will win a Humorous Homemaking t-shirt! I had them made just for you. 🙂 In fact, Barry had to let me use the digital version of them since they’re being screen printed right now – they’re not even here yet. But don’t fear, they’ll be here soon. I’ll take entries until tomorrow (Saturday, May 28th) at 8:00 pm. Winners will be notified via email and posted on the site, along with all the correct answers.
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