Friday, April 29, 2011

At the wedding, darlings

I'm at the wedding today. You know.... the wedding.

 Haha. OK, that joke got old about three months ago. I'm sorry. I do apologize. Of course, no, not that wedding. But it is our good friend Barry's wedding tonight. So I'm here soaking up the sun in Dallas, Texas.  Which means it will be an abbreviated Things I Dig Friday today. What's Things I Dig Friday? It's just a collection of stuff that has caught my eye through the last week. Why should you care? Well, because it is usually pretty awesome stuff. And let's face it, you're not at the royal wedding either, so what else do you have to do today?

Today's theme:  Blogging 101!

I've read a few fantastic posts in the last two weeks on blogging that I'd like to share. Helpful information from people who have blogs read by many. It's nice that share their expertise so freely. So go, soak it in!

From the blog At the Picket Fence came an informative post about photo editing through Picasa, the free Google program. I happen to use Picasa and think I know a thing or two about it. But I learned some things, yes I did. See her picture above for a "before" and "after" example. Don't you want to know how to do that?

If you're new at blogging, and want to be a part of a larger community (like me), this is a very helpful series from Serenity Now. The most recent post was about how to reply to comments on your own blog. Honestly, I thought that it was enough to say something in response right in the comments. Apparently not so! How rude am I! I'd been in the dark. Maybe you are, too. Check it out.

A related post came from SewHappyGeek, who vents about not being able to respond to people who leave comments because they have their emails blocked. Hello, guilty! I just changed this yesterday. My issue is that I built my blog from my personal Google account, not my made-for-this-Web-site account. My personal account which includes more of my name than I'd like out there. But people don't like fishing around and having to work to find your email. Understood. Mine is now linked up. I feel better, don't you?

Next up: very interesting read on the blog Stitched in Color about the things not said. Rachel, the blog author, let's out a few of her secret thoughts. She asks for others' withheld thoughts to be shared. There are more than 350 comments doing just that. Wow! 

A tutorial on watermarking your photos from the blog "a {day} with lil mama stuart".

I love this. Wish it was still open so I could enter my failed sunhats. A link party just for projects that did not end well. Hell to the yeah! From Not Just a Housewife.

That's it! I have a button on my sidebar if you'd like to mention I featured you. If not, that's cool, too. We can still be friends. I guess. :)


  1. I'm glad I found your corner of the universe, Krista. You have big things ahead of you for your blog...

  2. Great stuff Krista! I am going to read all the rules too! Thanks!

  3. Thanks for linking,I'll grab a button :)