Monday, August 22, 2011

I just did it

Time always escapes me.

So, last week, I quit "planning to" change this blog and just did it. 

I added a few elements over the weekend. 

New pages include:
  • About me — Yes, you can read the whole goofy thing if you want to. 
  • Contact — I listed as many ways for people to reach me as I could imagine.
  • Thankful Thursday — All of the Thankful Thursday posts are linked here (fingers crossed). 
  •  Resources — Instead of a blog roll, I share a list of sites I read and use. The list will evolve as I discover new sites (and remember the ones I accidentally left off). I include writing resources, organizations, challenges and market sources. 
  • Awards/Challenges — I hope this list grows to include a lot of successful writing challenges, awards, publications and guest blogs.
I explained my posting schedule more prominently under the email subscription form. 

In the side column "About Me," I list my current writing projects include a memoir and picture books.

I plan to add more photos. I continue to investigate different sources. That's still a work in progress.

Any thoughts about all this? What source do you use for photos?

Let me know what you think in the comments or you can contact me

If you are new, "Hi."


18 comments:

  1. It looks great Stacy! Very professional. This came at a good time for me because I'm thinking of doing some renovation on my blog too.

    As for photos - use your own. Or just Google what you're looking for and find one that you can use. Lots are available for free with attribution under Creative Commons licenses.

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  2. Thanks Julie for taking a look. While my sister traveled this summer, I asked her to take detail shots, so I have some neat pix to begin using.

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  3. Hi Stacy! I'm a fellow Campaigner, and I'm stopping by and commenting on everyone's blogs. I usually use Flickr Creative Commons or Wikimedia Commons for my pictures (both require attribution).

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  4. Love your pages, Stacy! I've been meaning to do the same, but haven't managed it yet. Hopefully in the next few months. And thank you so much for the link on your resource page! I've found a few sites I haven't visited yet.

    ~Debbie

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  5. Thanks Brittany, Debbie and Maeve for taking a look. And, thanks Brittany for the photo tips.

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  6. Hi! I just updated my blog too. I like the look of yours :) <3 from a fellow campaigner and Follower #49 of yours now :)

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  7. Thanks Kelley. I appreciate that. I thought I would begin following everyone this morning, but looks like I've pushed the lurking ... I mean campaigning until tonight. I look forward to checking out your site.

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  8. Hi Stacy! I'm a campaigner - nice to meet you!

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  9. Nice to meet you Brooke. I look forward to your tweets and posts.

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  10. I keep fiddling with my blog arrangement. Don't think I'll ever get it perfect. It's a bit like moving furniture in the house.

    Great to meet you. I'm a fellow Campaigner. Thanks for the visit.

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  11. Rosalind, It is a lot like moving furniture. I just needed to do that one bit of rearranging. I think I'll be settled for a while. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Good for you, Stacy! I'm in the middle of a massive re-do of my website, but my web guru is helping me.
    For free photos, I like Stock.XCHNG.com (http://www.sxc.hu/) and Morgue file (http://www.morguefile.com/) and someone just told me about wylio (http://www.wylio.com/), but there is a limit on how many free photos you get per month.

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  13. Hi Stacy! Always good to have a re-do. Some interesting info here.

    I'm a fellow campaigner now following you everywhere!

    Denise

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  14. Great work Stacy - your About Me is amazing! I love how you've balanced the personal / professional feel :) Ooh, and I LOVE Thankful Thursday!

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  15. Thanks Beth for the resources. I'm going to look them up. April, L'Aussie and Jolene thanks for taking time to stop by and read for a little bit.

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