background preloader


Facebook Twitter

La musique selon VICE. What I Learned About Style From Sonic Youth's "Bull In The Heather" In case you missed the memo back in 2011, Sonic Youth is now O-V-E-R.

What I Learned About Style From Sonic Youth's "Bull In The Heather"

We can all sit in a hugging circle and cry together about that later—I’d be into that—but at least the band’s darkly experimental blend of scuzzy bass, minor chord angst, and ghostly vocals lives on and on and on. The foursome’s imprint can be found in practically every alternative rock group from the late 80s and beyond, and guess what? The NYC crew were also pretty good at wearing clothes. Okay, so actually the men in Sonic Youth stuck to a regimen of flannel, tour-worn jeans, baggy t-shirts, and the occasional button down. Really, the band’s fashion focal point was always Kim Gordon. Pinterest Etiquette: 9 Things Pinners Should Never Do. Pinterest has had an incredible year.

Pinterest Etiquette: 9 Things Pinners Should Never Do

In February, it was found to have attracted 10 million unique viewers faster than any other standalone site in history; in May, it became the third most popular social networking site, trumped only by Facebook and Twitter. Seasoned Pinners probably noticed that with the influx of new users came tons of pixelated photos, uncredited images, spam, even service outages. Public Domain Images and Resource for Collage Artists. As covered in the Copyright page, it is best to use original images in your collage.However, another image resource is public domain imagery.

Public Domain Images and Resource for Collage Artists

In general, works produced before 1923 and most work created by the UnitedStates government are in public domain. They are free to use in any manner youdesire. Other later copyrights may have not been renewed, but that can be difficult to research. With any of these resources, read the legal agreements and use at your own risk! Migrant Mother by Dorthea Lange from the Library of Congress, shown on the right. Public Domain Resources. RESEARCH/PRACTICE. Words and images, well brewed. 10 Social Bookmarking Websites for Non-Stop Visual Inspiration.

Right after the Delicious craze, there was a niche bookmarking system that hit the visual junkies: Ffffound – the heaven of visual goodies!

10 Social Bookmarking Websites for Non-Stop Visual Inspiration

Two years and a billion images after – everybody is still craving for invites. But in the meantime the bookmarklet gained mainstream success so today we can make not a top 3 or top 5, but a TOP 10 visual bookmarking services for your non-stop inspiration. Please contribute with more ideas in the comments section. Nizmlab Nizmlab is a video sharing site managed by video editors. The thing that got this started and still the most popular visual bookmarking service. Glogin?URI= How to Choose a Niche Topic for your Blog. The approach I’ve taken to build a business around blogging has been to build multiple blogs around niche topics.

How to Choose a Niche Topic for your Blog

I describe the reasons for this in my post One Blog Many Categories or Many Blogs? But I regularly am asked about how I choose my niche topics to blog about. The 10 Types of Popular Blogs: Which One Is Yours? Note: To turn any type of popular blog into a true lead generator, we recommend you let people opt in for a content upgrade.

The 10 Types of Popular Blogs: Which One Is Yours?

Click below to get our free quick-start list of 25 different content upgrade ideas, along with the kinds of posts you should use them with: Get the Guide: "25 Content Upgrades to Build Your Blog" 3 Ways to Make Your Blog’s Home Page a Destination Worth Bookmarking. While the death of the home page may be exaggerated, it’s certainly on life support.

3 Ways to Make Your Blog’s Home Page a Destination Worth Bookmarking

What’s killing it off? Social media and other content distribution platforms that drive traffic directly to individual pages. According to Columbia University journalism professor Jeff Jarvis, fewer than 10% of site visitors see a news outlet’s home page. Instead, people arrive at articles and other content via direct links — with Facebook referring a whopping 40% of traffic. iNoobs: Tips for New Bloggers. A lot of people don’t realize the importance and the impact of having a blog.

iNoobs: Tips for New Bloggers

Creating, updating and maintaining a blog can do wonders for both your website and your personal brand. Having a blog is more than simply throwing opinions onto a website and hoping people notice you – it’s about showcasing your expertise for all things web and can benefit you through SEO (if done correctly).

If you are in web design, development or Internet marketing at all, you MUST have a blog. On New Inspiration Sources for Blogging. The issue of inspiration, fighting writer’s block, getting ideas for new posts and articles, and generally being able to write new posts on a consistent basis is one of the main challenges of blogging.

On New Inspiration Sources for Blogging

7 Great Online Research Resources for Writers. By Mark Nichol Doing research to strengthen a current story or article, or to get ideas for a new one?

7 Great Online Research Resources for Writers

You can google all you want and hope for a productive return, but to engage in a focused search, try one of these mediated experiences instead: 1. Infoplease From current events to reference-desk resources to features about history, this site puts a remarkable array of information within reach. 6 Ways to Create a Work Sanctuary. From the corporate to the creative, if you’ve got a desk that you call home between the hours of 9 to 5, you’ve got a foundation upon which to build your own little sanctuary. What Is Pinterest? A Database of Intentions. In 2012, Pinterest broke out to become a wildly popular site and app for collecting media across the Internet. People pin photos into collections called boards, which serve as big catalogs of objects. The Internet’s Social Libraries: Pinterest and Pearltrees. Miranda Moore Social media is something that most people use every day. Whether we’re updating our statuses on Facebook or taking pictures of our food on Instagram, social media is used to keep up with those near and far from us.

How to Start a Blog - My List of Lists. I started My List of Lists as a creative outlet and hobby to chronicle the fun things I found around the web. Now, less than 2 years later, it is providing a full-time income. I get to stay home with my babies, blog when I feel inspired, and pay off our debt as I do something I love. Win/win right? Blogging is the perfect job. Make Unique and Memorable Quote Pictures - How to Blog Every Day. The Secret to Writing On Your Blog Every Day. Why Writers Should Forget About Fame.

Dear WordCount: How should I choose a blog topic? Photo: włodi This is the latest installment of Dear WordCount, an advice column that answers your questions about writing, blogging and running a freelance business. Over 388,478 Free Photos and Textures. Creative Commons. Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 89205806 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License. Advanced Image Search. Featured — Free WordPress Themes. Premium WordPress Themes by StudioPress. Untitled. Fame, Fortune, Fun, Freedom… Why Do You Want to Start a Successful Blog? What Playground Politics Can Teach You About Search Engine Optimization. How to Create an Article or Blog Idea Log - Poewar.