Maintain a Blog

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To maintain a blog was advice, on how to be a professional photographer, from one of those many “how to” cyber sites. I did get some good ideas from my reading. It’s just that, I know, I am not able, to follow the advice. My lifestyle leads itself to the impossible, on one hand, and endless possibilities on the other. My life is a lazy, busy, intricate web of photography, nature, and people. Every day brings about different colors, cultures, animals and moods. The one consistent is, there is no consistence.  Continue reading Maintain a Blog

Creating My Gravatar

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Meet my new Gravatar. For those that don’t know, a gravatar is a graphic representation of a blog user. It’s your cyber identity. When you like or comment on a post your icon will appear. A person can hover over the image and more information (a profile), will display. My about information is once again empty. Tossed in the trash, to be replaced at a future date.

Having a new name, I wanted a fresh image to represent Fish Eye Farm. Continue reading Creating My Gravatar

Cyber B. Jones

The cyber world simulates the other.

Society demands bells and whistles, words and content followers, comments and photos.

Those in the know, tell you what is best, what has value.

I just can’t go there. Mr. Jones can have what he has, and I will keep my minimal blog at the risk of being called “low hanging fruit”.

That way, I never have far to fall.

 

2013 in review

 

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,800 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Blogging as Art

Part of being a blogger is reading other people’s blogs. It reminds me of when I did art shows. I attended other artist‘s openings. Who would want to be an artist, that only went to their own show?

I always knew that I was an artist…..long before I knew how to draw or paint.

It’s something inherent in me.

People are provoked by art and creativity, but they also seem to shy away from it. It’s portrayed as being frivolous, yet we’re surrounded by it on every level of our lives. That’s ironic.

I am reminded of the movie Castaway.

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I love to use this as an example of the importance of art in our lives. Tom Hanks, playing the part of a Fed Ex type, upper manager, is in a company plane crash and stranded on a deserted island. Up until that moment in his life, everything hinged on speed. Continue reading Blogging as Art

The Business of Blogging

It seems I have given myself yet another job, where I work for FREE.

My unpaid jobs pay me in a way that money cannot provide.

I enjoy writing my blog. I think it’s because it is socializing. I connect with people I will never see and never know, except through their writing and their pictures.

I read other people’s blogs and yes, we are all stories. There are three that have affected me recently; The Skeptical Teenager, The Beauty Within and another one that I can’t find again. I thought for sure I liked one of her posts, but it’s not on file. She was a woman whose grammar didn’t exist. She wrote in the vernacular and her blog was the story of her life. She only had four posts and I couldn’t believe it~she had 78 followers.

Writing is powerful.

It is art.

It is informative.

It can take you apart and it can put you back together.

Don’t sign your blogging contract when you’re sleeping.

This is a great blog! I laughed because I related. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Lake Superior Spirit

I can’t imagine not blogging almost every day, can you?

OK, that’s an outright lie.

I can imagine not blogging almost every day.

It almost feels luxurious.  It feels wide-open, limitless, free.  It feels like you’d have time to create wise posts.  You’d sound just like Confucius.  You could edit your posts properly.  You could use gramatically-correct language.  You would use exclamation marks and ellipses and parenthesis sparingly, if at all.

Readers would stop by your blog and nod with amazement, “What a wise blogger!  We should subscribe to her Wise Blog.  Her pearly words of wisdom will tremendously enrich our days, when she chooses to publish.”

You wouldn’t use a double negative in your first sentence.  (Remember Grammar 101?  Do not use a double negative in your first sentence, your last sentence or any sentence in between.  That involves words like “can’t” and  “not” in the same breath.  Miss…

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A blog about blogging.

 

I want to write a blog about blogging. I know this is probably all very simple technology. But for me, it’s an ongoing process of, Que!  What’s going on? How do I fix this. I fix one thing and something else seems to go wrong. I think back when I was in school at the University of North Florida. I was forty and the professor was very anti-computers. I allowed myself to be influenced by that. But on the other hand, before I got out of school, I did purchase a PC and took an art class, Fractal Painting, which had no pre-requisites.

But then, not long after that, I was off to the jungle. Communication was very limited. I had no computer, no phone, no hot water yet life was very interesting to say the least. That was in 2001-2003. Four years ago, in 2007, I bought an Apple, and I am forever playing catch up, on the computer that is. I haven’t missed out on one thing in life.

This blog is a test for putting my picture with the text.

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The test failed! Darn it!

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Re-tested/successful/not quite sure how!/interesting/more will be revealed