This week, Google released a new commercial for Chrome, their web browser. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t want to spoil it, so please spend 92 seconds and give it a view below.
I love the idea of emailing your kiddos as they’re growing up so they can read them when they’re older. I love it so much that I’ve been doing it for about two years now!
For Cool Baby’s second birthday, I thought it would be a good idea to snag a domain with his name so that he could use it later, when he wanted to establish his own identity. Unfortunately, someone – possible soulless domain squattter or evil dictator – already had noahcorpus.com, so I grabbed noahcorpus.me.
After getting the domain name, I set up an email address through Google Apps, so that it’s now a Gmail account. Since then, I’ve been periodically emailing Cool Baby little updates, photos, and videos of our life so far.
I confess that as life has twisted and turned since the birth of Cool Newbie, I’ve slacked on my one-way email correspondence with CB. Recently, I’ve been compelled to make emailing him a regular habit. I hope that seeing this Chrome commercial will secure that commitment on my part.
After Newbie was born, I scored the .com for his name, but I still need to set up his email address. Maybe his anger about lacking an email address is what wakes him up throughout the night!
If you haven’t bought your kids’ domain names, I highly encourage you to do so, unless your last name is Corpus, and you named your kids after ours in some sort of homage. Even if you don’t set up a website or email address for them now, it’ll be good to have it (and keep it out of the hands of evil dictators). If you need some help with whole process of buying a domain name for your kid, let me know!
With that bit of Web geeky advice, I have a couple of emails to write.