When I pass from this life to the next, I want to leave something behind. I don’t expect to have monuments built in my honor, but I don’t want to slip away unnoticed. I want to be survived by something – a legacy, a message, a statement.
The question is: How do I want to be remembered when I die?
Knowing that I want to be remembered is one thing, but figuring out how I want to be remembered when I die is another. It’s the difference between wishful thinking and turning those thoughts into a meaningful reality....
Your Digital Afterlife
Have you ever considered what will happen to your digital life after death? Though sweeping generalizations can certainly not be made, it’s fair to say that most people have at least one profile on a social networking site – be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace, or any of the other plethora of options out there.
Digital Life After Death
What happens to your social networking site profiles after you die? And more importantly, what do you want to happen to them after you die?
On many social networking sites, your profile will simply...
What You Should Leave Behind After You Die
Death is a part of life, and everyone must come to accept this. Preparing for your death can ease the process not only for you, but for the people you leave behind when you pass on. Sure, there’s a will to be written and material possession to divvy up, but what else should you leave behind after you die?
Leave Your Legacy Online
The truth is, material possessions can only accomplish so much when it comes to leaving a legacy after you die. Heirlooms may be...
Being remembered forever is something that many of us fantasize about. We relish the thought of living on, even after our earthly bodies have expired. We wish that we could preserve ourselves so that anybody could meet us, learn from us, and hear about our life experiences.
Each of us has a story that is totally unique, and it’s troubling to think about how many people leave this life without writing their stories down for future generations to read.
No two people are exactly the same, and no two people ever will be.
Knowing that you are a one-of-a-kind is...
How to Create a Wikipedia Page for a Person
Have you ever tried to create a Wikipedia page for yourself or for a person? If you have, you probably wound up feeling disappointed. And if you haven’t, save yourself the trouble of trying, because it’s not going to work.
You may be questioning, “Why can’t I create my own Wiki? There seems to be a Wikipedia page about everyone. Why can’t there be one about me?” How to create a Wikipedia page for a person? Can I Create My Own Wikipedia Page?
Think of a celebrity you admire. If you type this person’s name into Google and run a search, you’re sure to find a Wikipedia page about them on the first page of search results. Over the last several years, Wikipedia has evolved into a trusted source of information. It’s easy to navigate, and usually quite up-to-date.
From a person’s Wikipedia page, you can learn all sorts of information about them: their birthdate, a record of the work they’ve done, their most noteworthy accomplishments, the twists and turns of their personal life, etc.
Have you ever wondered what...
These days, every newspaper has a website where you can access all, or at least some, of the articles that are printed in the physical copy. The obituaries section is no exception.
You can find an obituary online free on the websites of most newspapers, but did you know there’s another, richer source of free online obituaries?
When I say there’s a “richer source” of online obituaries available, I mean that there’s a website where obituaries don’t have to follow the same dry, emotionless, formulaic genre conventions of typical newspaper obituaries.
Have you ever wondered how your grandparents met? Maybe you know your grandmother worked at the general store and your grandfather was a regular customer there, but do you know what their first date was like? Did they even go on dates? Do you know what qualities they found attractive in one another, or what obstacles they overcame to be together?
It’s totally natural to wonder about the lives of your family members who came before you. After all,...