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Paint.net


Today’s link is to paint.net, which in my opinion is a brilliant photo editing program that is free to download and use. It is my photo editing software program of choice. I use it on a very regular basis. Highly recommended.

Visit:

http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

Blogging: Lessons on Blogging from WordPress


WordPress is one of the best (the best in my opinion) blogging platforms there is. You can install WordPress on your own site or have a site that is hosted by WordPress itself. I have quite a number hosted at WordPress and cannot praise the platform enough – I love it.

WordPress has a whole section of their site dedicated to lessons about blogging:

http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons

Polldaddy: Set up a Poll or Survey for your Website


If you have a website there are times when you feel the need to set up a poll or a survey to gauge your visitors opinion/s on a certain subject/s. Polldaddy has a number of options for doing this, including a free one.

Check out the options available at:

http://polldaddy.com/

The Beaches of Newcastle


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It has often been said that Newcastle has some of the world’s best beaches. I wouldn’t know about that – I haven’t visited all of them.

What I do know is that having travelled around a lot of Australia, Newcastle is certainly up there with the best that Australia has to offer.

It is hard, in my view, to define just what makes the best beach. I imagine that someone who surfs would have certain criteria that differs from someone like me, who likes the natural beauty of a place more than anything else when it comes to liking a beach.

I think the beaches around the West Australia town of Esperance are simply stunning and I currently rate these as the best beaches in Australia that I have seen. There may well be better beaches, but in my opinion, those of Esperance are better than Newcastle’s beaches. But that opinion includes criteria such as seclusion, natural beauty, etc. For recreational use, access, etc, Newcastle has some brilliant beaches that the locals adore. They are certainly good for a walk along when it isn’t too hot and they aren’t too crowded.