Web Stuff

Portfolio of stuff and just figuring things out

I’m trying to figure out the best way to present a plethora of stuff. I’ve got so many clippings… all from print. This means I’m either going to be spending a lot of time scanning stuff in or typing things out. I would love to be able to store all this stuff – half my life, really, of articles, stories, record reviews, tidbits and blurbs – in some kind of digital format.

I’ll be looking at document management plugins or maybe directory listing plugins or maybe there’s even a clippings plugin. Hmm.

If you have any thoughts or ideas or suggestions, leave them below. This will be my next project – to hunt, conquer and implement. Sure is a far cry from hunt, gather and eat when we were all cave people.

Random picture.

Me with funny hat

My first Storify is about cats – why the heck not?

I’ve been exploring Storify for various purposes. It’s a bit cumbersome to get exactly what you want, but it is fun to play with. I can see it would have uses for aggregating content. Certain (if not all?) Patch online newspapers are using it to aggregate news around themes/keywords. Go play with it and let me know what you think.

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Pinterest for fun, fashion and food

I’m learning more and more about Pinterest each day. I use it at work to post images that promote the college I work for. We’ve got our first student blogger, or Pinner, posting to a Tumblr account and then pinning her pics on our Pinterest page for one specific board. It’s a start. The demographics are overwhelmingly female, but that’s more than half our student population so… you never know.

But in the meantime, I’m sure having fun with my own. I found a plugin I like called Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest, a WordPress plugin by the Alpine Press. It creates a shortcode that you place on the post or page. You can adjust the shortcode and preview it within the plugin for various layout choices, lightboxes and whether or not an image will click over to the Pinterest page or simply just load an image. I like it so much (and it’s extremely easy to use) I will check out their other plugins for Instagram and Flickr. They also make plugins for 500, Picassa, Smug Mug and Tumblr.

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