Every once in a while, I come across a product, tool, or service where it’s best use might not be that for which it was intended. At the moment, LiveOn might be one of those tools.

LiveOn is a great idea, a means of cataloging and preserving your life stories, or those of your loved ones. There are a number of different ways this can be done within the site. There is a timeline in which you can create slide-shows to tell stories from your life,  there are question prompts to which you can respond by video or text to help you share a little more about who you are, and there is a time capsule so that you can create a message to be sent to someone at some point in the future.

Unfortunately, they don’t quite deliver the quality I would expect. Yet. LiveOn is a new product that just became available to the public, so they still have a few kinks to work out.  For instance, the system works quite slowly with regards to photos, and then once uploaded, even the largest photos display poorly. It would be quite frustrating to spend all that time uploading and then have such poor quality photos to show for your hard work.

I have, however, gone ahead and recommended this service to a few different people I know of who are sadly in a situation where they need to record as much of their lives as quickly as possible so the information is available for their young children.  It’s hard to sit down and tell your life story, but LiveOn provides prompts and the timeline feature to help you find ways to get it out there. As of yet, it’s far from perfect, but trying to tell the story of your life can be daunting. The person who feels pressed for time, or completely overwhelmed might find in this service just the boost they need.

Here’s where the best use of the product comes in: for my memoirist and novelist friends, LiveOn would make a magnificent tools for outlining life events, and fleshing out personality details of your characters, and it can do so for multiple characters. The timelines and question prompts would be particularly useful in this case.

LiveOn is free, with optional paid upgrade features. They also have a paid service called LiveOn Rewind where you can ship your photographs to them, and they will upload the photos for you. If you are interested in giving this service a shot, you can use this coupon code for a 20% discount: cgc42

It still needs some work, but keep your eye on LiveOn.  I think if they can work out some of these kinks, they will have a wonderful product.

Thank you to LiveOn for this sponsored opportunity to blog about storing and sharing my most important memories with those closest to me. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Please click here to learn more about storing and sharing your most special memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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