You how sometimes you write or say something that in your mind is a bit tongue-in-cheek, sarcastic, and maybe even funny . . . but then it turns out everyone else thinks you’re a jerk? Yeah, that happened with my newest article on Kveller, “Stop Taking So Many Pictures of Your Kids.”
I wrote the article as a half-serious, half-silly way to suggest ways to minimize the INSANE amount of digital photos files that many of us have on our phones and computers. From the tone of the comments section you’d think I’d suggested everyone sell their children to the highest bidder. So just to clarify, yes I take MANY pictures of my kids. And yes, I think there are ways to take less, get out from behind the camera and remember to live once in a while without the visual documentation.
But I never said, “Don’t take pictures.” (The title of the article, which is not the one I picked for it by the way, is a bit inflammatory. I guess.)