Saturday, February 16, 2013

The How

Sandra the MadSnapper asks on her blog today:
“How do you post?”

I decided to steal her topic and turn it into a post of my own. That’s how I do it…

Joke aside, reading Sandra’s “hows” made me realize that I’ve never really thought all that much about the procedure besides the purely technical stuff.

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I started blogging on a whim (four years ago) and I guess I’ve continued much the same, just inspired by the continuous interactive flow of ideas between other bloggers. I enjoy taking part in certain weekly theme challenges (photography and book-related) but try not to get too compulsive about it. (I said “try”!)

I prepare my posts in Windows Live Writer. If have an idea I want to save for later I usually put it in a draft which is saved locally on my harddrive until I consider it ready for publishing.

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If I have a blog-thought while the computer is off, and am afraid of not remembering it, I jot down a few keywords on a piece of paper and leave by the computer in the study until my next session there. Or I may send an email to myself from the phone!

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I have a notebook in which I collect good quotes I come across.

Because of pain-related difficulties writing by hand (going back a long time before I started blogging) I avoid making more extensive handwritten notes or drafts.

Many of my posts are built around my own photos, and then I start with the photos (doing my basic editing in Picasa) and then add text. With other posts (like this, or book reviews) I start with what I want to say, and then maybe go hunting for some illustrations before I post.

For example a couple of butterfly collages randomly chosen from my archives, for no other reason than to add some colour…

 

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. It's very interesting to see how others prepare their posts. Enjoy your weekend!

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  2. ha ha, you thief you.... several people said they are going to create a post on how they blog. i like that, learning what others do. i keep quotes in a word doc.
    and i meant to ask if anyone emails themselves. i do that when i am on the lap top in the living room and want to remember something i read on a blog, i send and email and it comes up in both computers as a reminder. the collarges are really beautiful and the colors are magnificent... i did try the live writer after you told me about it. i used it a couple of times.

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  3. Oh my GOSH! These are really gorgeous! They don't even need any words. Each one is a little masterpiece and worthy of it's own post.

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  4. I post about whatever is happening in my life that will take a minute or two to read..so the name of my Blog.I create, preview, tweak and upload pictures from Blogger Dashboard. I love illustrating my articles, and usually it's my picture..take my camera everywhere. If I can't find one of my own, I go to "googleimages.com" and find what I need. I can also schedule a post to publish later by putting in a date and time. Been blogging since 2007 and love it.

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  5. Gorgeous photos my dear...really beautiful.
    I do most of my posts in Blogger dashboard. When I have an idea I may create a draft post and store for a later date, especially if I have to do some research to finish it off.
    I have about 12 draft posts stored at present, so I'm okay with ideas for the moment.

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  6. Amazing pics!
    Follow me on http://laviecestchic.blogspot.it
    xoxo

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  7. I love, love, love all of the butterfly pictures!

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  8. I never write my posts anywhere else than directly on blogger. When I have an idea for a post and can't instantly put it in action, I make a note in my phone. There, I am sure not to forget it. Usually, the pictures are my own; if I've nicked them from somewhere else, I usually say so. An exception are book reviews. The cover pictures are from the internet most of the time, and when I post a picture of the author, it is often taken from wikipedia.

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  9. Adding colour certainly worked. I shall have to give somne thought to Live Writer - I haven't used it and it does seem popular.

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  10. I used to use Live Writer (limited to Windows and I use Apple) and Blogo but now I just stick to Blogger.

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  11. I'm sure Live Writer has saved me a lot of frustration. The Blogger editor probably has its advantages - not least if one is using more than one computer - but I feel more in control with Live Writer.

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    1. I'd still be using Live Writer if I used Windows, Monica.

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