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Blog On Hiatus

Just a quick note to let you know that I am not currently publishing any new blog posts, but I’m leaving up all the articles as there are some great posts and interviews here.

Thank you!

Stock Photos

Stock Photos

If you are looking for free or low cost photos to use on your website here are some sites you can try. But make sure you read the fine print – some require attribution, some are free for non-commercial use, etc. http://www.123rf.com/ http://www.morguefile.com/ http://photopin.com/ http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/?CTT=97 http://www.freemediagoo.com/ http://www.everystockphoto.com/ http://www.public-domain-photos.com/ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/ http://photos8.org/ http://www.sxc.hu/ http://www.vectorstock.com/free-vectors http://www.flickr.com/

Free Blogging Service Comparison

You’ve thought about all the reasons for blogging and have decided you’re ready to setup your own. I’d suggest starting with a free blog service to test the waters, see if it’s truly for you before you sign yourself up for 12 months hosting. But which one? Following is a quick overview of the featuresContinue Reading

Why Use Twitter? I explain why I love it so!

Why Use Twitter? I explain why I love it so!

Yesterday, I was catching up with a good friend and she said to me “I’ve been trying out Twitter – but I still don’t get it” and I went into my usual quick overview of how you can use Twitter. But it got me thinking – why do I love it so much when otherContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Why Blog?

Why Blog?

Oh my, there are so many answers to that question I almost don’t know where to start! But, never being one to be short of words (just ask my husband) I have a few ideas to share with you! Firstly, what is a blog? The word blog evolved from “web log”. Some definitions: www.dictionary.com blogContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Getting Started on Twitter

Getting Started on Twitter

Twitter is an awesome tool for connecting with like-minded people, or getting snippets of news or finding out what people are chatting about, and so much more. Which is all well and good – but how do you actually set up an account and use it? Following is a step-by-step tutorial. Twitter Basics To signContinue Reading

What is Social Media and Why Should Artisans Care?

What is Social Media and Why Should Artisans Care?

Social Media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words, pictures, video and audio. Basically, it’s a fancy way to describe all the conversations people are having online 24/7. Some interesting facts about social media: 3 out of 4 Americans use social media (Forrester,Continue Reading