Showing posts with label blog tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blog tips. Show all posts

Friday, November 07, 2014

Ending blog posts with a little something

Perhaps you have noticed the little photo strips down the bottom of each blog post lately.

I have used Flickr and Blogger since 2005!  That was also the year I purchased a Sony Cybershot DSC-H1 camera.  The Sony stopped working March 2010 which is when a Canon Powershot SX120 IS took it's place out of necessity.

This camera did the job but, just did not have the clarity of the Sony.

 Back in July after obsessively researching which one, which one I ordered the Sony DSC-RX100M3 and fell of course immediately in love.

I create the below strips of photos in PicMonkey and also use  this photo editing tool for the headers on my 3 blogs, FB, RebelMouse, ETSY, Twitter and Open Sky.  Earlier I made that new header above on this blog changing it up to something more simplistic.

When downloading photos to edit on PicMonkey, Flickr is one of the many choices to gather pics from they give.  I love being able to give some life back to forgotten photos.  


I can also make strips showcasing the gallery or shop where my jewelry is being sold along with those designs being carried seasonally.  HERE Laughing Owl Press in Kane, Pa.

ECCOTA HERE gallery assortment 

little studies  
new designs being listed

pics from Summer and Fall

or TBT
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and today we have Autumn through the years

Too many months of shots to sift through.  What combinations can you see yourself putting together from your photo stash?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Blog tips- looking through blog posts from the last 8 years

In February of 2005 In and Out of the Studio blog started up.  The blog started out as a home based artisan blog talking about bead embroidery, photography, gardening, family, cooking, etc. and then in 2006 became In and out of the Flemish House Art Gallery showcasing all of the above plus gallery 'stuffs'.  
at the Flemish House during Slater and Martin's reception 2008.  Bradford journalist Tim Hoh, photographer Bill Warmbrodt and artist Grover Slater pictured.
Yesterday I added a widget called Linkedwithin after reading a great ebook by Tristan Higbee called 101 blogging tips where he gave truly relevant and timely advise on blogging.  Have you ever noticed at the bottom of blog posts sometime you will find example of other like posts to click on from that blogger, well Linkedwithin is one of those widget creators.
It has been a hoot clicking on old posts and seeing the evolution a blog takes through the years.  My style has changed as well as the information put out there, lol, some less than other with info for a lot of the posts are pretty short ;)  Blogger's platform went through a big change too a couple years back, I did notice some of the images shrunk at that time but, did not realize to what extent after their revamp.  Large photos really make a difference when it comes to posts that make you want to look further, for small images are just that...small
So click away below at how this blog, that I love, has changed and grown.  Don't be afraid to switch gears, going in a new direction for we DO grow through out the years.  Change is pretty cool.

enjoy!
UPDATE:
It  just hit me why my past posts were so short... I was not tweeting or on facebook..or of course instagram was not with us yet.  Now I get the short bursts out in current social media platforms such as the above examples, saving the blogging for the journaling, story telling, on the bench tutorials,  traveling info, recipes and so on.

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