For the internship class here at BSU for their online magazine Cre8 I’ve been on the artist team. I’ve been learning alot about photography and how to use an SLR camera for the class on my own mostly but also because I’m in the mass communications digital photography class. A new website I stumbled upon is www.befunky.com this website lets me upload pics and edit them in funky ways. This is perfect for the magazine because we’ve been trying to go for a certain unique look, one that isn’t childish or cute, but more abstract and adult. I feel like I descibed that poorly but you get the idea. Heres an example of what you can do with that website.
The original picture is a good picture however with a few clicks from that easy to use website I came up with the funky photo. The first is bordering on the ordinary and could be used but the second picture actually has that ‘something more’ to it that makes it catch the eye, it’s a more interesting picture. The funky photo would be more appropriate to use for a piece on the magazine. However, since I added it on here, I likely wont be using it for class.
All of this was more of an experiement. Since I’m new to posting on blogs I needed practise working with images. This was a good learning experience because the first time around the pictures didn’t line up at all and somehow were out of place. By doing this exercise, posting about something I’m involved in and love doing I have been able to learn a little bit more about the world of wordpress.
It took several tries but I finally got it aligned the right way!
What have I learned recently? The RSS video would have been helpful had I not tried to set up a google reader account on my own before hand…woops. I didn’t know RSS were out there until this class and I can see how much easier it is to use one of those then to waste time going to different websites.
I also set up some categories. I had no idea what ones I would eventually use, so I set up some pretty basic ones with the knowledge that I will have to change them later as needed.
Today’s plan is to figure out what Tags are and how they work, then to double-check Bootcamp week 1 to find out if I did everything and to make sure I didn’t misread things like I did at first. As an example we were suppose to add an “about” Page and not an “about me” post. Which I figured out how to do last night with the trusty old WordPress The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald. So I changed the name of my first post to “Getting Started” as an intro to myself and what I know about this online world.
Need to figure out copyright and what we discussed in class, and then more onto Bootcamp week 2
I think I will also creep on my other classmates, I wonder what they are posting about and what their blogs look like compared to mine?
I want to post pictures, but again, would want to know more about copyright so no one steals my pictures.
Last bullet in Bootcamp week 1, by posting does that mean posting daily on our blogs? That is how I read it but do posting comments/tweets count? Or do we post daily on everything?
Do my links make sense? Should I have more/less
First of all, I am new to wordpress and twitter, I’m more of a lets go live life type of person over technological electronical the lets text all day type. My experience with electronic media/writing/w.e. started with MSN messenger, moved on to myspace, then landed content at Facebook which I’m on every so often. As college life demands it, I’m trying to open my perspectives and figure all this stuff out, will be a challenge. I have some minor experience blogging for a different class and now I am hoping to get more into the know how of wordpress since thats what the cool kids are doing.
So I wonder, am I the only one new to this?
I have successfully started a twitter, and this blog. I’m working on figuring out a google reader account and to make an awesome gravatar–whatever that thing is I feel like it’s important to have an awesome one.