Photo Prep

Hi there! This post is to let you know you’ve come to the right place to learn how to work with photos taken with your cell phone to prep them for adding them to your web site.

I’ve written step by step instructions and included screenshots as examples to help you work through the editing and formatting process. Just click on the tab in the above menu bar that says, “Photos: From Cell Phone to Web Site” (or any of the individual pages listed in the sub-menu under that tab) to get started.

For the best learning experience, I suggest you read/skim through the entire tutorial to get a sense of what is being covered, then go back to the beginning and work along with each step using a real photo on your cell phone. It may seem a lot to learn, but once you’ve done this process a few times it is quick and easy. Good luck!

Bored With Facebook

Facebook has been a part of my daily life for over 3 years now. I actually don’t remember when I first discovered Facebook and signed up. I do know that I am not as eager and enthusiastic to reconnect with people as I was when it first came out. To be honest, I have purged my friend list down from close to 600 friend to a more manageable and peaceful 200 friends. The purging was hard to do, but necessary for my sanity. Too many trolls and nasty people polluting my wall every day. And those people who post YouTube videos every two minutes for an entire night drive me COMPLETELY NUTS!

But once I deleted all the drama people and the troublemakers, Facebook has become boring. Maybe I’ve just gotten my use out of it and it is time to move on to something else.

Joined a Blog Network

There’s a group of people on Facebook who have made a page to share their thoughts and experiences about blogging. It’s been several good discussions and I was reading reading through the comments last night to see if they had any tips I could put to use. Its usually helpful to network with other people and learn from their experience.

The person posting the most was Linda Bradshaw and she obviously has a lot of experience with blogging. She was posting general topics and thought provoking questions, trying to engage all the group.There seem to be a lot of people using the Blogspot and free blogs now. To think that these didn’t even exists as recently as 10 or 12 years ago makes the huge growth even more remarkable. Ten years ago I didn’t even know what a blog was, and now everyone has one.

One thing that I thought was odd is that she doesn’t want people to post the URL to their blogs on that group. She said that people would make reports to Google. That bothers me quite a bit. I would like to think that people with a common interest would not stoop that low. I guess some people are not happy unless they are making someone else’s life miserable. I know people like that.

It would be interesting to see numbers on how many people have a personal blog and actually keep it up for a long time. I heard that most people lose interest as soon as two months after making a free blog, and that 40% of bloggers stop after only 4 months. I guess that makes the long time bloggers a special breed.

Great Profile Picture

profile pic

Clicking through a bunch of Facebook profiles last night, I came across this one. It caught my eye because of the intense colors. Then I realized that there were wings that looked like they were attached to her back. What a very cool pose!

Even Facebook Gets Boring

When Facebook first came out, I had no idea what social networking meant and if I even wanted to get involved. My social life was pretty full and satisfying already, without any online help, thank you very much. But more and more of my friends were getting Facebook accounts and eventually I felt like the only one in my crowd that didn’t have a Facebook wall. So I caved and got one. But to be honest, after a year or so of being on Facebook, I’m bored.