I took a one day break from Sunday Stills to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. My good friend Marsha is busy with her new property as they prepare to get it ready for its new AirB&B status! So I offered to return the favor to host her weekly blog feature Writers Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge … Continue reading Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge: Writer’s Choice or Culture
Catch your attention, did I? Since I'm not posting for Sunday Stills this weekend as we are busy with a family gathering for the Independence Day holiday, I'm sharing for Lisa's Bird Weekly. Amazingly, to satisfy the prompt for Lisa’s Bird Weekly (birds starting with letter H), the scientific moniker of the American Bald Eagle … Continue reading Bird Weekly: “H” is for Hummingbird and Haliaeetus Lucocephalus
Friday was the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the official state legal lockdown here in California. It was a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures. My neighbor and I walked our dogs, of course keeping the appropriate 6-feet of social distance. I was struck by how many … Continue reading Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places
During the holiday season, it is nearly impossible to find something red to photograph, right? Whether or not your image is holiday-themed, show us something red for Sunday Stills!
This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work
Who among us doesn’t have a friend? Some have a larger circle of friends, while others have a choice few. Sunday Stills asks us to share an image of “friend.” The featured image above shows my daughter with her best friend Gideon! Here are some of my examples of "friend." A surprise wedding shower for me … Continue reading Sunday Stills: You’ve Got a #Friend
The last Sunday in July challenges Sunday Stills participants to find an image depicting “Drunk with…?" Since this is indeed a challenging theme, I thought I would add an optional related theme “Summer Drink.” Your theme can be centered around alcohol but it doesn’t have to be. I’m not much of a drinker although a … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Drunk with…? or #Summer Drink
In September, I had the pleasure of attending not one, but two blogging conferences in my hometown of Sacramento, California. WordCamp Sacramento 2017 focused on WordPress developers and website design, but had an entire bloggers track. This alone brought in over 200 more attendees than previous WordCamps. The International Food Bloggers Conference, aka IFBC, spent … Continue reading Four Reasons to Attend a Blogging Conference
My 15 minutes of fame as a presenter comes this weekend at the WordCamp Sacramento 2017 conference! I cannot believe how fortunate I am to be able to attend not one, but two, local blogging conferences in September! In January, I shared "Need More Inspiration? Attend a Blogging Event" encouraging bloggers to meet other bloggers … Continue reading Speaker Interview With Terri Webster Schrandt – WordCamp Sacramento 2017
Reblogging a fellow blogger's post is one of the most flattering forms of sharing! Keep in mind that all of their post's images will be added to your media files. Something else to keep in mind is to double check the post's images to be sure you feel comfortable associating them with your blog site. … Continue reading What To Do When One Of Your Blog Posts Is Reblogged #bloggingtips – Hugh’s Views & News
Remember those old 70s collages made of random materials? Back then, art classes in junior high and high school were rife with making collages, (remember decoupage?), painting rocks and wood, macrame, yarn art, spirographs, hooking rugs, and other artsy stuff! I just loved creating those craft projects! Fast-forward to 2017 and painting on 3-D materials … Continue reading Kindness Rocks Project Spreads Messages of Hope
"Think about the things, places, or people that connect us." I like this idea as it relates to the theme of Bridge. I share several angles of the Guy West Bridge that spans the American River from the Sacramento State Campus to the community of University Village/ Campus Commons. This bridge is also right off … Continue reading How a Bridge Connects Us
I am very humbled and happy to share Author Tina Frisco’s post of her book review of my eBook, Better Blogging with Photography.
I love the fact that other bloggers share and promote each others’ works by buying, reading, reviewing and sharing. Without “blogging” I would never have considered writing and self-publishing my own book. Watch for my book reviews later this week.
Although I don’t own a smart phone or digital camera (yet!), I’m very interested in photography for many reasons, not the least of which is to generate my own photos for use on my blog. I’m so impressed by Terri Webster Schrandt‘s book, Better Blogging with Photography, that a digital camera has just moved to the top of my Absolutely Have to Purchase bucket list! Read on and learn why…
Purchase Better Blogging with Photography HERE
My 5-Star Review
A Gem of a Little Guidebook
If you’re considering using photos on your blog to generate readership/sales, or simply to make your website more attractive and appealing, reading this book will ignite your enthusiasm and give you the tools needed to begin.
Terri Webster Schrandt has condensed her knowledge of photography and blogging into a terrific little resource guide.Better Blogging with Photography
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I am honored to be featured as “Blog of the Day” here at SuzieSpeaks! If you are not already a reader on her blog, please stop by and say hello! I am also linking this to Weekend Coffee Share now hosted by Nerd in the Brain.
Terri is the creator of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, a lifestyle blog that focuses predominantly on leisure, while including examples of her writing for various challenges and photography. She explains more in her About Page:
I am a leisure educator, self-published author, blogger, and retired recreation and parks practitioner living in Northern California. Second Wind Leisure Perspectives is my blog about living a leisure lifestyle.
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This week’s photo challenge asks us to depict Shadow. Not only did I get some great shots with the new camera, I got double pleasure with shadows and reflections at Coronado's dog beach in San Diego last December. Aero cavorts on dog beach accompanied by his shadow and reflection. Legs also cast shadows and reflections. … Continue reading Out of the Shadows