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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

The WordPress weekly photo challenge asks us to... ..."celebrate the end of the year, by sharing the most meaningful (or favorite) photo you’ve taken in 2017." It has been a great year for photography buffs. I certainly was excited to get my first "real" camera, although I have great success with my mobile phone! Today …

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How To create a custom blog signature with PicMonkey

How to Create a Custom Blog Signature with PicMonkey

When I started seriously blogging over three years ago, I quickly understood the importance of how well-chosen images and graphics played in blog posts and on websites. Soon after, I also noticed some bloggers included their name or signature at the end of their posts. I liked how it looked and how it graphically tied …

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FREE this Weekend! Better Blogging with Photography by Terri Webster Schrandt | The Beauty of Words

In honor of my one year anniversary of the launch of my eBook Better Blogging with Photography, you can pick it up FREE, from July 8-10, in the Amazon Kindle store! As a blogger, are you weary of constantly hunting for images to illustrate the subject of your blog posts? Perhaps you are a new blogger struggling …

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How to Use Canva in Your Writing | WordDreams

As part of my Thursday Reblog feature today, I am happy to share a post by fellow blogger and author, Jacqui Murray. I appreciate anyone who can share their experiences using Canva to create stunning graphics, and not just for blogging. As a photographer, I have used PicMonkey for several years to post-edit my images. …

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How to Get Hundreds of FREE Photos for your Blog

For those of you who have followed me for years or just recently, you may know that I am an avid, hobby photographer. Frustrated with “free” stock image photography sites that promise photos that need “no” attribution, I take all my own photos for my blog and websites. My phone and now, my new camera, …

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Pick Up My eBook FREE for a Limited Time on Amazon

I am excited to announce my eBook Better Blogging with Photography is available FREE for a limited time! To help you make the leap over to Amazon to check it out, I included excerpts to pique your interest! What's in it for me? I am hoping you will "buy" the book, then leave a positive …

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How to Use Your Photos to Generate Blog Ideas and Readers

January always seems like a great energizer to either begin a blog or to re-energize a current one. With January almost over, have you met your short-term blogging goals? Are you still inspired and keeping up with your posting schedule? Do you need a kick-start to your inspiration? Use your images as inspiration for your …

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