Weekly Challenge #21 Happy Monday everyone! First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials" Last week's challenge slideshow is late, my apologies. I hope to have it up and running soon!!
A Short Guide to Finding and Using Media on Your Blog - Part 1 A blog can get boring after a while if paragraphs of text is all that ever gets posted to it. More importantly, your students will get bored posting to a blog if all they’re ever asked to do is write on it. To draw more attention to blog posts, to make them more interesting, to get students excited about posting to a blog, and to spark students into discussion use interesting pictures, videos, and audio files.
Free Secure Online Journal and Private Diary Penmia is an online notebook that allows you to capture anything! Categorize your memories with tabs and assign tags for easy organization– or upload pictures and links to external sites for easy reference to information already available online. Believe it or not, all of this is free! The best things in life are free: sunny afternoons, four leaf clovers and even double rainbows. Security and privacy are at the front and center of Penmia. Understanding What Art Journaling Is: 10 Links to Get You Started from an art journal by Dina Wakley Do you art journal? Are you wondering if you might like art journaling? Maybe you’ve heard about keeping a visual diary and it’s piqued your interest. Or . . . maybe you’re wondering just what these so-called art and visual journals or diaries actually are. Take a little time to stroll through the links below and get a better understanding of this art form that’s become popular.
100 Excellent Art Therapy Exercises for Your Mind, Body, and Soul January 9th, 2011 Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." It's no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means to deal with stress, trauma and unhappiness – or to just find greater peace and meaning in their lives. How to Get Google to Index Your New Website & Blog Quickly Whenever you create a new website or blog for your business, the first thing you probably want to happen is have people find it. And, of course, one of the ways you hope they will find it is through search. But typically, you have to wait around for the Googlebot to crawl your website and add it (or your newest content) to the Google index. So the question is: how do you ensure this happens as quickly as possible?
Wax paper and art journals by aisling d'art ©2006 I use wax paper to separate damp art journal pages so that they don't stick together. Wax paper is inexpensive, very slightly porous (so the pages dry underneath), and easy to use. You'll find wax paper at the grocery store, in the aisle with foil and plastic (cling) wrap. When I'm separating journal pages with wax paper, I cut or tear the wax paper so that it's slightly larger--at least one-half inch--than the pages that I'm working with. 50+ Tools to Automate Your Link Building Are you a human link builder? If so, ask yourself this: "if a robot link builder existed, what would I still be able to do that it could not?" Analyze a complex backlink profile and distinguish quality links from spammy ones?
Sewing on your journal pages by aisling d'art ©2007 You can use any page in a book like fabric (to sew on, for example) by using iron-on interfacing on the back side of the page. Yes, just iron it on, the same as you would iron interfacing onto fabric. It won't always stick 100%, but it will work well enough that you can sew through it. (If you try to embroider or sew beads onto regular pages in a book, the thread tends to pull right through the paper, if the thread is tugged.) You can do the same thing with your journal cover.