Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This Is How We Do It

A Question and Answer Session:

I've had a few comments and questions about blogging the last few weeks, so I thought I might answer some of them for you:

Q: How do you find the time to update the blog and create posts:
A:  I really don't.  Every single picture that makes it on the blog has been edited on my laptop at home (usually after Beckett goes to bed) Once the pictures upload, it takes only minutes to type out some captions and text; and after proofreading, I publish it.  The hardest, most time consuming part of the blog is the set-up. 

Q:  How do I set up a nice background and theme for my blog?
A:  Blogger.com has some templates that you can customize yourself, but I purchased mine from a 
template website.  For $10, you can choose a template that's more suited to your taste and style. 
I chose my design from designerblogs.com, but you can find a multitude of websites that offer the same services with different templates.   Click on the picture below to browse their template designs:

The application is very easy.  They have step-by-step instructions and tutorials on plenty of other topics about blogging.

Q:  What kind of camera and lenses do you have?
A:  I own a Canon EOS 60D;  18-200 mm lens and Canon 50mm 1.4
     However, if you're in the market for a dslr, the Canon Rebels are fantastic!

Q: What type of editing software do you use?
A: I use Photoshop Elements 9, but I also recommend Microsoft Digital Image Suite

Q: Why did you start a blog?
A:  When we started building our home a few years ago, I wanted to be able to share pictures of the construction without posting them on facebook.  Then, of course, we welcomed our baby boy last November and since then, the blog has been a great way to keep our friends and family updated with pictures of our sweet boy!  Regardless of any traffic the blog receives, more than anything, I enjoy the posts.  It's a great way for me to be able to keep track of what's happened during the year, catalog my photos, and share things that I enjoy and create.  Plenty of times, I've thought about stopping posts and quitting the blog, but just as I'm about to, someone tells me how much they appreciate a certain post or how much they liked an idea that I shared.  Just one nice comment keeps it up and running! 

If you have any questions for me answer, don't hesitate to ask!  I would love it if all my friends would join me in the blogging fun!

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