Now that Facebook has launched it’s new timeline feature, I have spent some time playing with it, and I had a fantastic trip down memory lane. I highly recommend you do the same. Follow along and see what I did, there is also a video with explicit instructions to allow you to do the same and highlight your family and important events on the worlds largest social media platform.
I started by creating a featured image in photoshop. I took a picture of me from my wedding, a picture of my wife from one of our first dates, my daughter being a snot and a cute picture of my son. Adding to that are the logo’s for my 2 current business ventures and a picture of kelp I took while diving in Monterey, and you have a pretty complete picture of what is important to me. What is important to you will likely be different (pictures of my kids on your facebook would just be weird…); so feel free to play around here. You can choose a single photo of your family, a picture of your dog (a la Mark Zuckerberg) or whatever sums you up nicely.
Next I scrolled down the timeline and added some important dates, the day I met my wife, our wedding day, the days of my children’s birth, etc.
Then I dug through my old photos and found pictures of my wedding, my wife’s engagement ring, our rehearsal dinner, etc.
I also added some nice memories for me. Things I am likely to forget in my day to day activities, but will rock when I check my timeline and stumble upon these memories.
Now, all of that seems like a lot of work, but really, it is quite simple. Rather than re-writing Shakespeare, here is the video from the Timeline launch that explains everything visually, much better than I can write…
What are you going to put on your timeline? Tell us in the comments!
About the Author: Ken Jamaca is a twice married father of two. "When I can't sleep, I think of fun, interesting things to add to the inter-webs." Mr. Jamaca noted "But my best ideas come to me in the shower...or in traffic. I'm not sure why that is." As the founder and chief editor for GoodHusbanding, he takes his role very seriously. "I've been both sides of the coin, and everyone is happier when men are good husbands!"