Thanks so much for visiting 'SIBOL' today! May I say hello to all our new Followers! It's always nice to welcome new friends.
I also wanted to say thanks to Elke and Sally 'Chunky Hooker' for the most beautiful Flower Squares received over the last few days, they are all so lovely.
May I just remind you that not only do we have the 'SIBOL' blog here, but we also have a list of links over to the right. The names listed are our 'team bloggers'. Please click on their names and visit their beautiful blogs. Each one so different, but all as good as each other! I'm sure you will enjoy them.
I want to talk about Flickr photos. That's the way I got into blogging. I first of all put my photos on to Flickr in May last year. Since then I haven't looked back because I have met so many wonderful Friends on there, it's such great fun. We all have something in common too, whether it's Crocheting or Knitting or whatever you choose.
Flickr photos plays a very important part in our Crafting Community. Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos online. Flickr helps you organize the huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you and your friends and family to tell stories about them. The best way to learn about Flickr is to upload some photos. You can edit them, organize, keep your photos private or go public on them. Add contacts, or make those contacts Friends. You can 'add notes' to photos. For example this is the latest Blanket of mine. Now if you click on the photo it will take you to another photo. Now can you see all the little 'add notes!'. I asked each one of my SIBOL Contributors to 'add note' to their Square. Now why I'm bringing this to your attention is because very often while meeting new Friends to SIBOL, I find out that they don't have photos on Flickr because they've never heard about it. So today I thought I would tell you about it.
Flickr also has lots of Groups, whether it's for Crocheting, Knitting, or whatever you choose to put in on the search. We have a SIBOL Group. Blankets for the Elderly 2010.
Flickr is wicked, it's such fun! Please check it out and let me know what you think of it. I always give you the link when I receive your Squares because Flickr is the place where I first of all put your Squares. From this I can go on to putting them into the SIBOL Blog or even put them into sets on Flickr and then make them into Slide Shows for you. I wouldn't want you to miss out so have a go!
Then of course a step up from that is Big Huge Labs. This is a great site where you can make mosaics which you can then load up to Flickr. Also you can test yourself on whether you can instantly recognize your contacts photos, make Scout posters (these are posters made up of photos which have hit Explore on Flickr) and lots more fun things to do. You can even install DNA widgets etc., on to blogs. Lots of people don't know about it so why not have a look.
Anyway, it's 2.15am very early Monday morning. I'm off to bed now. Have a good day everyone,
~~~ Sue ~~~