OK, time for a bit of shameless self-promotion. Today’s link is to my YouTube channel, ‘Kevin’s Wilderness Journeys.’ I have only recently given the channel a bit of an overhaul and have plans to add a lot more content in coming days.
I have just recently downloaded both the WordPress app and the Moments! app for the iPhone. I’m hoping that these apps, along with others such as Instagram (and many other photo apps) will assist me in putting together some ‘daily’ posts from now on. That is other than the regular daily posts of a photo, video, link or quote. So hopefully some further original content to come.
The link below is to a site that may be very helpful for a whole number of reasons. This site provides ‘instructables’ or tutorials on a wide range of topics, whether your interest be a craft, technology, writing project, cooking, etc. You can find all manner of valuable tutorial content here.
Membership can be either free or premium. Premium membership is very reasonable and provides access to far more benefits.
Digg has been in the news a bit over recent months, with stories of its demise and failure to stay relevant. Personally I think such talk is premature, though certainly it did fail to listen to its members and its membership dropped as a consequence. This has all changed now and the site has again been overhauled, more in keeping with the wishes of its users.
Digg is a social network where members ‘Digg’ news stories that appeal to them as they surf the web. This can be done by posting the link of the story on the Digg site, in browser extensions/plug ins, etc. Digg is a very user interactive site, where the users likes/dislikes help to promote stories or bury them. If you are a website owner, you can integrate Digg into your site with various widgets and buttons. In short, Digg allows the users to share web content with friends and others within the Digg community.
You can also use Digg to explore news articles and content, simply by visiting the site and looking at the current listings.
I haven’t been around the Blogs a lot in the last couple of weeks. Why? After having moved hosts for kevinswilderness.com about 6 months ago, I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time getting the site online again. So I decided a week or so ago that I was going to spend whatever time I needed to do so and not worry about the other sites until it was done. Thankfully the task is now done and the site is back up. Improvements and new content to come from here on in.
It’s no secret that I use wordpress.com a lot for Blogging. I have close to 10 Blogs/sites hosted at wordpress.com. These days there are a large number of Blogging platforms to choose from – many of which provide a very easy and simple user experience. My platform of choice remains wordpress.com, though coming in at a very close second is tumblr. I do have a tumblr Blog which is called ‘Daily Dribble,’ which is a Blog that captures posts that I don’t post elsewhere. I love to Blog and often find myself thinking that I’d like to post that website/article/thing somewhere, but it doesn’t quite fit into what I’m doing on any particular Blog that I have set up – this is where my tumblr Blog fits. It captures this overflow if you like.
There are many things to like about tumblr, apart from the fact that is very simple to use. You don’t need to be a HTML expert to use it, though you can use HTML for your posts should you choose to do so. Since I like a certain formatting appearance I choose HTML mode for my posts and it really is quite simple to do (if you know a little HTML of course). If you don’t know HTML tumblr remains very easy to use and is one of the very simple Blogging platforms out there for people just getting started in Blogging or for those with more experience.
I also use the Chrome browser from Google and the little Chrome Extension I have for posting URLs straight into tumblr (with the post) is a fantastic way to add content to my Blog. You can also set up your tumblr Blog to post straight to your Twitter account or to Facebook, which is all very convenient.
There is so much more to having a tumblr account – all worth checking out at: