I spent most of the last three days taking a Photoshop class, and I learned enough to make my head spin.
I took a ton of notes and saved a bunch of examples of techniques that I hope to incorporate into my Photoshop repertoire.
But WOW was it a lot of information!
I’ve been experimenting with masks and filters on my own; however, the class gave me much better (and faster) tools for working in Photoshop.
I can’t wait to try out some of the cool things I learned.
I’ve been spending more and more time with photography and learning everything I can.
I started out with the LOTD posts for fun (and to clean up my crazy inventory!), but it’s become something I really love doing.
I get stuck sometimes, though, because there is a fine line between showing an outfit to you ‘as is’ so you know what it looks like, versus some of the heavy ‘post-processing’ I want to do on some of the photos.
So, I’ve decided to kind of shift some of my focus to photography.
I want to spend some more time taking ‘travel’ photos in SL.
I spend way too much time alone on my platform – it’ll be good for me to get out and about and explore and work on my photography skills at the same time. 😀
I will still be doing the LOTD posts – I do enjoy them, and I’m getting a kick out of coming up with little stories to tell with them.
As I said before, I am always learning.
Yesterday Becky published a post on SEO and blogging.
I’ve used both WordPress.org and WordPress.com, and I’m familiar with many of the concepts she mentions.
However, I have been kind of lax about paying attention to that sort of thing with my blog, so it was a good reminder.
I knew I could change the slugs on my posts, but I wasn’t really paying much attention to them before.
I will be making some small changes here and there to see if I can increase my traffic.
(I don’t want to say what changes I’ll be making, since I read an article the other day that said if you share your goals/intentions with others, you’re less likely to accomplish them.)
It’s another area where there is a lot of information to digest, so I’ll be referring back to the article, I’m sure.
Along with the changes here on the blog, I am trying to educate myself further about social media.
I often am reluctant to share what little I know (mostly because I assume everyone knows it), but after doing some research, many of my questions have yet to yield any easy answers.
When using social media, I am usually left with the feeling that I don’t know enough about the platform to make good use of it.
I decided to do some research on the various platforms I use to see what I could learn.
I started with Twitter, since that seemed like the simplest platform.
As I learn and I discover, I hope to share with you any helpful tips and tricks I come across.
If you have any, feel free to send them my way! 😛
I think ‘networking’ is one of those topics that everyone would like to know more about.
Over the last month or so, I was debating whether I wanted (or needed) to take a hiatus from SL and blogging to recharge my batteries.
I found myself struggling with writer’s block and despairing over finding my ‘muse’ again.
And then – serendipity. 🙂
Ailsa announced her weekly ‘theme’ exhibitions, I took a few classes, read a few blog posts, and now I am feeling energized and inspired.
It could also just be that school is out next week and my children’s joy is infectious. 😛
Either way, I’m looking forward to learning and creating.