Reexamining the Reblog

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
The last time we discussed reblogging, your opinions in the comments were mixed:  some of you felt that reblogging was a great compliment, and others felt that it was something akin to theft. We here at The Daily Post love a good etiquette debate, so let’s wade back in, shall we? Many of you mentioned being bothered by your…

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Flickr ending Share to WordPress option March 25th

For the full story: [Official Thread] Welcome back HTML Embeds! Goodbye to some sharing options. The salient part is: Secondly, we are announcing that we are deprecating the support for our built-in sharing options for WordPress [Ed: spelled in the original with a small “p”], Blogger and LiveJournal on 3/25. Deprecating features is never an easy decision, but we have seen that all of these services … Continue reading Flickr ending Share to WordPress option March 25th

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Photoblogging Made Easy: Exploring Gallery Types

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Photographs capture moments and bring life and color to our blogs, websites, and portfolios. In this age of digital storytelling, images are key elements in our narratives. With over 200 themes in the WordPress.com Theme Showcase, some designed for photography, there are many ways for you to tell your stories. Photographers and photo bloggers can choose from a number…

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Just Published: A Complete Photography 101 Guide

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Here’s another free ebook to add to your virtual bookshelf: Photography 101: The Basics of Photography and the Power of Visual Storytelling. Blogging isn’t just about writing. The internet is a very visual space, and many of you are interested in experimenting more with photography — and understanding how your blog’s visual elements affect your readers’ overall experience. Many…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete … Continue reading 2013 in review

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Flickr Woes

It’s broken electricia1 posted in the Community support forums that flickr has changed the way images can be embedded. At the moment this is done with an iframe, which of course is a “no-go” for WordPress.com users. However, there are other ways you can embed your flickr photos in your WordPress.com site, the easiest is still just copying the URL of the photo’s page from your browser’s address … Continue reading Flickr Woes

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Holding On vs. Letting Go – The Future of Online Imagery

So you think you have a good reason or excuse to use a photo you found on the Internet without asking the photographer who took it? Let’s see if it can stand the test. via 10 Bogus Excuses People Use When They Steal Photos from the Web. This article started life as a note on why anyone would steal your photo given the number of … Continue reading Holding On vs. Letting Go – The Future of Online Imagery