You would never believe I have just completed a great online course with Kim Klassen and Xanthe Berkley which was all about blogs and blogging, because there has been nothing to show from it here so far even though I learned a lot! The course, called Reflection of You/Behind the Scenes is about to run for the second time, and I would strongly reccommend it to anyone who has ever thought about starting a blog, or wishes to improve the quality, appeal and content of one they may have. It covered every element of blogging from choosing a blogging platform, to setting up your blog, how, what and why one writes, heaps of ideas about designing headers, making blog buttons, photography and processing for the web, other sites and blogs to inspire and inform, tutorials about a wide range of topics, plus many videos of Kim and Xanthe talking via Skype about all sorts of useful stuff. I think both Kim and Xanthe have information on their blogs about the Round 2 of this course, so do check it out. In addition to the course, the participants were a bright bunch of creative folk, and there was a private Flickr site for sharing photos – I think I have made a whole new bunch of online friends.
It is more than a month since my last post – hard to believe, but Fractions in Time has been updated frequently with new photography. I have been fiddling with Lightroom, learning more about its capabilities and how to best process my photos. I have LR3, and of course, shortly after I purchased it, LR4 was released.
Bella, my small dog had a hair cut today, for which I made her a new coat last night as she will surely feel the cold now she is slim and shapely instead of round and shaggy – particularly as we are all off to the beach for a few days. These were all taken today and this is my first attempt at making my own slideshow using Lightroom and embedding it in the blog…..so it is a bit of a test.
Definitely room for improvement!